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BARGAIN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bargain mean? 

BARGAIN (noun)
  The noun BARGAIN has 2 senses:

1. an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
2. an advantageous purchase

  Familiarity information: BARGAIN used as a noun is rare.


BARGAIN (verb)
  The verb BARGAIN has 2 senses:

1. negotiate the terms of an exchange
2. come to terms; arrive at an agreement

  Familiarity information: BARGAIN used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BARGAIN (noun)


Sense 1bargain [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

bargain; deal

Context examples:

he made a bargain with the devil / he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals

Hypernyms ("bargain" is a kind of...):

agreement; understanding (the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises)


Sense 2bargain [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An advantageous purchase

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

buy; steal; bargain

Context examples:

she got a bargain at the auction / the stock was a real buy at that price

Hypernyms ("bargain" is a kind of...):

purchase (something acquired by purchase)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bargain"):

song (a very small sum)

travel bargain (a bargain rate for travellers on commercial routes (usually air routes))


BARGAIN (verb)


Sense 1bargain [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Negotiate the terms of an exchange

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

bargain; dicker

Context example:

We bargained for a beautiful rug in the bazaar

Hypernyms (to "bargain" is one way to...):

negociate; negotiate; talk terms (discuss the terms of an arrangement)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "bargain"):

chaffer; haggle; higgle; huckster (wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence examples:

Sam and Sue bargain
Sam wants to bargain with Sue


Sense 2bargain [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come to terms; arrive at an agreement

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "bargain" is one way to...):

agree (consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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