Complete Definition of "bargain"

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Pronunciation
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bä(r)gÉn, /ËbÉË(r)É¡Én/, /<tt>"ba:(r)[email protected]</tt>/
:Rhymes:English:-ÉË(r)É¡Én|Rhymes: -ÉË(r)É¡Én

Noun
en-noun

  1. 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.

#: A contract is a bargain that is legally binding. --w:Wharton.

  1. An agreement or stipulation; mutual pledge.

#: And whon your honors mean to solemnize The bargain of your faith. --w:Shak.

  1. A purchase; also ( when not qualified), a gainful transaction; an advantageous purchase; as, to buy a thing at a bargain.
  2. The thing stipulated or purchased; also, anything bought cheap.

#: She was too fond of her most filthy bargain. --w:Shak.
::{Bargain and sale} (Law), a species of conveyance, by which the bargainor contracts to convey the lands to the bargainee, and becomes by such contract a trustee for and seized to the use of the bargainee. The statute then completes the purchase; i. e., the bargain vests the use, and the statute vests the possession. --w:Blackstone.
::{Into the bargain}, over and above what is stipulated;besides.
::{To sell bargains}, to make saucy (usually indelicate) repartees. [Obs.] --w:Swift.
::{To strike a bargain}, to reach or ratify an agreement. ``A bargain was struck.'' --Macaulay.

Synonyms
contract
stipulation
purchase
engagement

Antonyms
rip-off (3,4)

Translations
Spanish: trato m (1,2), ganga f (3,4)

Verb
en-verb|bargains|bargaining|bargained

  1. intransitive To make a bargain; to make a contract for the exchange of property or services; -- followed by with and for; as, to bargain with a farmer for a cow.

#:So worthless peasants bargain for their wives. --w:Shak.

  1. transitive To transfer for a consideration; to barter; to trade; as, to bargain one horse for another.

Derived terms
bargain away
bargain date

Translations
trans-top|to make a bergain
Slovenian: barantati
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