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1. An agreement between parties fixing obligations that each promises to carry out. See Synonyms at agreement.
a. An agreement establishing the terms of a sale or exchange of goods or services: reached a bargain with the antique dealer over the lamp.
b. Property acquired or services rendered as a result of such an agreement.
3. Something offered or acquired at a price advantageous to the buyer: That silk dress is a bargain at that price.
v. bar·gained, bar·gain·ing, bar·gains
1. To negotiate the terms of an agreement, as to sell or exchange.
2. To engage in collective bargaining.
3. To arrive at an agreement.
To exchange; trade: bargained my watch for a meal.
bargain for (or on)Idiom:
To count on; expect: "I never bargained for this tearing feeling inside me" (Anne Tyler).
into/in the bargain
Over and above what is expected; in addition.
[Middle English, from Old French bargaigne, haggling, from bargaignier, to haggle, of Germanic origin; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots.]
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|Noun||1.||bargainer - someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold|
art dealer - a dealer in works of art requiring esthetic evaluation
barterer - a trader who exchanges goods and not money
cheesemonger - someone who sells cheese
cutler - a dealer in cutlery
draper - a dealer in fabrics and sewing materials (and sometimes in clothing and drygoods)
fence - a dealer in stolen property
horse trader - a hard bargainer
hardwareman, ironmonger - someone who sells hardware; "in England they call a hardwareman an ironmonger"
mercer - a dealer in textiles (especially silks)
stamp dealer - a dealer in stamps (whose customers are stamp collectors)
stock trader - someone who buys and sells stock shares
|2.||bargainer - negotiator of the terms of a transaction; "he is a hard bargainer"|
haggler - an intense bargainer