Bargain meaning

bär'gĭn
The definition of a bargain is an understanding between two people on the cost of goods or services.

If someone agrees to sell a product at 10 percent off as long as the other person orders at least 12, that is an example of a bargain.

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To bargain means to discuss the details in a business transaction regarding selling, buying, or exchanging.

To barter with another farmer to exchange a certain number of eggs for a certain amount of beef is an example of bargain.

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An agreement between parties fixing obligations that each promises to carry out.
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To exchange; trade.

Bargained my watch for a meal.

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To arrive at an agreement.
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An agreement or stipulation; mutual pledge.
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A voluntary agreement between parties for the exchange or purchase of goods or services, regardless of whether the transaction is legal or the consideration is sufficient for the agreement to constitute a contract. Synonymous with contract. To negotiate the terms of an agreement.
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Something offered or acquired at a price advantageous to the buyer.

That silk dress is a bargain at that price.

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A purchase; also (when not qualified), a gainful transaction; an advantageous purchase.

To buy a thing at a bargain.

At that price, it's not just a bargain, it's a steal.

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The thing stipulated or purchased; also, anything bought cheap.
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(intransitive) To make a bargain; to make a contract for the exchange of property or services; to negotiate; -- followed by with and for; as, to bargain with a farmer for a cow.

So worthless peasants bargain for their wives. -- Shakespeare.

United we bargain, divided we beg.

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To transfer for a consideration; to barter; to trade; as, to bargain one horse for another.
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A bargain is defined as something that you buy that costs less than it normally does.

A purchase made at a sale is an example of a bargain.

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To negotiate the terms of an agreement, as to sell or exchange.
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To engage in collective bargaining.
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A mutual agreement or contract in which the parties settle on what should be given or done by each.
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The terms of such an agreement.
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Such an agreement considered in terms of its worth to one of the parties.

To make a bad bargain.

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Something offered, bought, or sold at a price favorable to the buyer.
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To discuss the details of a transaction, contract, treaty, etc., trying to get the best possible terms.
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To make a bargain or agreement.
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To sell or trade to another by bargaining; barter.
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An agreement between parties concerning the sale of property; or a contract by which one party binds himself to transfer the right to some property for a consideration, and the other party binds himself to receive the property and pay the consideration.
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  • Over and above what is expected; in addition.
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bargain for
  • To try to get cheaply.
  • To expect; anticipate; count on.
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into the bargain
  • Beyond what has been agreed on; in addition.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of bargain

  • Middle English from Old French bargaigne haggling from bargaignier to haggle of Germanic origin bhergh-1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English bargaynen (“to bargain, make a pledge for sale”), from Anglo-Norman bargai(g)ner (“to bargain”), from Old French bargai(g)ner (“to bargain, haggle”), from Frankish *borganjan (“to borrow, lend”), from Proto-Germanic *burganą (“to borrow, lend”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhergh- (“to protect, secure”). Akin to Old High German bor(a)gēn (“to look after, care for”) (German borgen), Old English borgian (“to borrow, lend, pledge”). More at borrow.
    From Wiktionary