middleman


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mid·dle·man

 (mĭd′l-măn′)
n.
1. A trader who buys from producers and sells to retailers or consumers.
2. An intermediary; a go-between.

middleman

(ˈmɪdəlˌmæn)
n, pl -men
1. (Commerce) an independent trader engaged in the distribution of goods from producer to consumer
2. an intermediary
3. (Theatre) theatre the interlocutor in minstrel shows

mid•dle•man

(ˈmɪd lˌmæn)

n., pl. -men.
1. a person who buys goods from the producer and resells them to the retailer or consumer.
2. a person who acts as an intermediary.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.middleman - someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customersmiddleman - someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customers
distributer, distributor - someone who markets merchandise
meat packer, packer - a wholesaler in the meat-packing business
2.middleman - the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk
minstrel show - a troupe of performers in blackface typically giving a comic program of negro songs and jokes
minstrel - a performer in a minstrel show
3.middleman - a person who is in a position to give you special assistancemiddleman - a person who is in a position to give you special assistance; "he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor"
representative - a person who represents others

middleman

noun intermediary, broker, entrepreneur, distributor, go-between Why don't they cut out the middleman and let us do it ourselves?

middleman

noun
Someone who acts as an intermediate agent in a transaction or helps to resolve differences:
Translations
سِمْسار، وَسيط
zprostředkovatel
mellemmand
välikäsivälimiesvälittäjä
milliliîur
tussenhandelaartussenpersoon
posrednik

middleman

[ˈmɪdlmæn] N (middlemen (pl)) (Comm) → intermediario/a m/f

middleman

[ˈmɪdəlmæn] nintermédiaire m
through a middleman → par l'entremise d'un intermédiaire
to cut out the middleman → supprimer les intermédiairesmiddle management ncadres mpl moyensmiddle manager ncadre m moyenmiddle name n
(= second Christian name) → deuxième prénom m
(= key characteristic)
Geniality is my middle name → Je suis la bienveillance incarnée.middle-of-the-road [ˌmɪdələvðəˈrəʊd] adj
[opinions, policies] → modéré(e)
[music] → grand public invmiddle school
ncollège m
modif [head teacher] → du collège; [library, cafeteria] → du collège; [mathematics] → des collèges
middle school student → collégien(ne) m/fmiddle-sized [ˈmɪdəlsaɪzd] adj [town, company] → de taille moyenne

middleman

[ˈmɪdlˌmæn] n (-men (pl)) (gen) → intermediario (Comm) → (agente m) rivenditore m

middle

(ˈmidl) noun
1. the central point or part. the middle of a circle.
2. the central area of the body; the waist. You're getting rather fat round your middle.
adjective
equally distant from both ends. the middle seat in a row.
ˈmiddling adjective
average. He's neither tall nor short, but of middling height.
middle age
the years between youth and old age. She is well into middle age.
ˌmiddle-ˈaged adjective
Middle Ages (with the)
the time between the end of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance.
Middle East (with the)
Egypt and the countries of Asia west of Pakistan.
ˈmiddleman (-mӕn) noun
a dealer who buys goods from the person who makes or grows them, and sells them to shopkeepers or to the public; a wholesaler. You can save money by buying direct from the factory and cutting out the middleman.
be in the middle of (doing) something
to be busily occupied doing something. Please excuse my appearance. I was in the middle of washing my hair.
References in classic literature ?
To gratify Jansenius I waived this objection, and only interfered to save him from being fleeced and fooled by an unnecessary West End middleman, who, as likely as not, would have eventually employed the very man to whom I gave the job.
To act as middleman between the pursuer of wealth, and the wealth which he pursued, or to stand as a human barometer, registering the rise and fall of the great mammon pressure in the markets, was not the work for which Providence had placed those broad shoulders and strong limbs upon his well knit frame.
The racket came to the fore recently after one of the donors had a disagreement with a middleman.
He was a middleman, a fixer," said prosecutor Nick Mather at the start of a three-week trial.
But the tenant farmer middleman did not, apparently, recognise the new owner (NIHR) and sent them a bill for BD45,000 in "back rent.
Continental Home Loans enjoys a sterling reputation and takes pride in being the largest independent FHA [Federal Housing Administration] lender in New York state," said Stanley Middleman, Freedom Mortgage president and chief executive officer.
A middleman Kamran iqbal from Mianwali said, even prices of camels have soured up to a great extant and there are few buyers.
The service found that many people who had turned to such websites felt "misled" as they thought they were applying for a loan directly and did not realise that they were paying a middleman.
At Mumbai's Vashi market, middleman Nitin Parakh put a towel over his hand last month as he began an onion auction.
The DoJ said Operating through a shell firm, the London middleman marked up the price of alumina sold to a Bahrain state-owned company by US$188 million between 2005 and 2009.
The option of going through the sponsorship transfer process smoothly during Ramadan by employing a middleman is available, but at a premium.