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bro·ker

 (brō′kər)
n.
1. One that acts as an agent for others, as in negotiating contracts, purchases, or sales in return for a fee or commission.
2. A stockbroker.
3. A power broker.
tr.v. bro·kered, bro·ker·ing, bro·kers
To arrange or manage as a broker: broker an agreement among opposing factions.

[Middle English brokour, from Anglo-Norman brocour, abrocour; akin to Spanish alboroque, ceremonial gift at conclusion of business deal, from Arabic al-barka, the blessing, colloquial variant of al-baraka : al-, the + baraka, blessing, divine favor (from bāraka, to bless; see brk in Semitic roots).]

broker

(ˈbrəʊkə)
n
1. (Stock Exchange) an agent who, acting on behalf of a principal, buys or sells goods, securities, etc, in return for a commission: insurance broker.
2. (Stock Exchange) (formerly) short for stockbroker
3. (Professions) a dealer in second-hand goods
vb
(Stock Exchange) to act as a broker (in)
[C14: from Anglo-French brocour broacher (of casks, hence, one who sells, agent), from Old Northern French broquier to tap a cask, from broque tap of a cask; see broach1]

bro•ker

(ˈbroʊ kər)
n.
1. an agent who buys or sells for a principal on a commission basis.
2. a person who acts as an intermediary in arranging marriages, negotiating agreements, etc.
v.t.
4. to act as a broker for: to broker the sale of a house.
5. to negotiate, arrange, or manipulate as a broker: a presidential nomination brokered by party pros; a brokered political convention.
v.i.
6. to act as a broker.
[1350–1400; Middle English broco(u)r < Anglo-French broco(u)r, abrocour middleman]
bro′ker•ship`, n.

broker

- Originally, a broker or brokour bought wine cheaply in quantity and sold it at a profit; broker came to mean any retailer who did this, or a middleman/agent.
See also related terms for profit.

broker


Past participle: brokered
Gerund: brokering

Imperative
broker
broker
Present
I broker
you broker
he/she/it brokers
we broker
you broker
they broker
Preterite
I brokered
you brokered
he/she/it brokered
we brokered
you brokered
they brokered
Present Continuous
I am brokering
you are brokering
he/she/it is brokering
we are brokering
you are brokering
they are brokering
Present Perfect
I have brokered
you have brokered
he/she/it has brokered
we have brokered
you have brokered
they have brokered
Past Continuous
I was brokering
you were brokering
he/she/it was brokering
we were brokering
you were brokering
they were brokering
Past Perfect
I had brokered
you had brokered
he/she/it had brokered
we had brokered
you had brokered
they had brokered
Future
I will broker
you will broker
he/she/it will broker
we will broker
you will broker
they will broker
Future Perfect
I will have brokered
you will have brokered
he/she/it will have brokered
we will have brokered
you will have brokered
they will have brokered
Future Continuous
I will be brokering
you will be brokering
he/she/it will be brokering
we will be brokering
you will be brokering
they will be brokering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been brokering
you have been brokering
he/she/it has been brokering
we have been brokering
you have been brokering
they have been brokering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been brokering
you will have been brokering
he/she/it will have been brokering
we will have been brokering
you will have been brokering
they will have been brokering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been brokering
you had been brokering
he/she/it had been brokering
we had been brokering
you had been brokering
they had been brokering
Conditional
I would broker
you would broker
he/she/it would broker
we would broker
you would broker
they would broker
Past Conditional
I would have brokered
you would have brokered
he/she/it would have brokered
we would have brokered
you would have brokered
they would have brokered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.broker - a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commissionbroker - a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
brokerage, brokerage firm, securities firm - a stock broker's business; charges a fee to act as intermediary between buyer and seller
auctioneer - an agent who conducts an auction
bourgeois, businessperson - a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise
insurance agent, insurance broker, underwriter, general agent - an agent who sells insurance
investment banker, underwriter - a banker who deals chiefly in underwriting new securities
estate agent, house agent, land agent, real estate agent, real estate broker - a person who is authorized to act as an agent for the sale of land; "in England they call a real estate agent a land agent"
ship broker - an agent for the ship owner; obtains cargo and may arrange for its loading or discharge
stockbroker - an agent in the buying and selling of stocks and bonds
syndic - one appointed to represent a city or university or corporation in business transactions
travel agent - someone who sells or arranges trips or tours for customers
Verb1.broker - act as a broker
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
negotiate, talk terms, negociate - discuss the terms of an arrangement; "They negotiated the sale of the house"

broker

verb
1. organize, run, plan, set up, arrange, construct, put together, get together, marshal, get going, coordinate He tried to broker a peace conference.

broker

noun
Someone who acts as an intermediate agent in a transaction or helps to resolve differences:
Translations
سِمْسارسِمْسار، وَكيلٌ تِجاري
makléřjednatel
mægler
välittäjä
mešetar
alkuszbróker
miîlari
ブローカー
중개인
brokeris
apdrošināšanas aģentsmāklerisstarpnieks
mäklare
นายหน้า
người môi giới

broker

[ˈbrəʊkəʳ]
A. N (Comm) → agente mf; (= stockbroker) → corredor(a) m/f de bolsa, bolsista mf
B. VT [+ deal, agreement] → negociar

broker

[ˈbrəʊkər]
ncourtier m (en bourse), agent m de change
vt [+ peace, agreement, deal, plan] → négocier, négocier en tant qu'intermédiaire

broker

n (St Ex, Fin, real estate) → Makler m; yachting brokerBootshändler m
vt deal, agreementaushandeln

broker

[ˈbrəʊkəʳ] n (Comm) → mediatore/trice; (stock broker) → agente m/f di cambio

broker

(ˈbrəukə) noun
a person employed to buy and sell (especially shares etc) for others. an insurance broker; a stockbroker.

broker

سِمْسار makléř mægler Makler μεσίτης agente välittäjä courtier mešetar mediatore ブローカー 중개인 effectenmakelaar megler makler corretor de valores маклер mäklare นายหน้า komisyoncu người môi giới 经纪人
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They were drovers and stock raisers, who had come from far states, and brokers and commission merchants, and buyers for all the big packing houses.
I didn't give it for one,--nay, I'll say, besides, that ours is the more bold and palpable infringement of human rights; actually buying a man up, like a horse,--looking at his teeth, cracking his joints, and trying his paces and then paying down for him,--having speculators, breeders, traders, and brokers in human bodies and souls,--sets the thing before the eyes of the civilized world in a more tangible form, though the thing done be, after all, in its nature, the same; that is, appropriating one set of human beings to the use and improvement of another without any regard to their own.
The amphitheatre was packed, from the bull-ring to the highest row - twelve thousand people in one circling mass, one slanting, solid mass - royalties, nobles, clergy, ladies, gentlemen, state officials, generals, admirals, soldiers, sailors, lawyers, thieves, merchants, brokers, cooks, housemaids, scullery-maids, doubtful women, dudes, gamblers, beggars, loafers, tramps, American ladies, gentlemen, preachers, English ladies, gentlemen, preachers, German ditto, French ditto, and so on and so on, all the world represented: Spaniards to admire and praise, foreigners to enjoy and go home and find fault - there they were, one solid, sloping, circling sweep of rippling and flashing color under the downpour of the summer sun - just a garden, a gaudy, gorgeous flower-garden
A firm of brokers will count it an ordinary year's talking to send fifty thousand messages; and there is one firm which last year sent twice as many.
But yet certain though it be, it hath flaws; for that the scriveners and brokers do value unsound men, to serve their own turn.
I thought you were the brokers,' said she, 'we have had some trouble with a tradesman.
I have already examined the old Stock Exchange lists, and I can find no one in 1883, either in the house or among the outside brokers, whose initials correspond with these.
Da Souza seems to be selling out carefully a few at a time, and my brokers are buying most of them.
I wish to buy, if possible, the whole of the shares, and as many more as I can get brokers to sell.
Meanwhile he was popular with his fellow brokers, respected by his clients, and beloved at home, but his spirit was restless within him and his mind chafed unceasingly against his surroundings.
After a short conference with his brokers, he proceeded to his hotel, on the way picking up the evening papers and glancing at the head-lines.
The next day the numerous subscribers to a certain liberal journal read, among the Paris items, the following article, inserted authoritatively by Chaboisseau and Metivier, share-holders in the said journal, brokers for publishers, printers, and paper-makers, whose behests no editor dared refuse:--