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BROKER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does broker mean? 

BROKER (noun)
  The noun BROKER has 1 sense:

1. a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission

  Familiarity information: BROKER used as a noun is very rare.


BROKER (verb)
  The verb BROKER has 1 sense:

1. act as a broker

  Familiarity information: BROKER used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BROKER (noun)


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Meaning:

A businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

broker; agent; factor

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

bourgeois; businessperson (a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise)

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

auctioneer (an agent who conducts an auction)

general agent; insurance agent; insurance broker; underwriter (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; realtor (a person who is authorized to act as an agent for the sale of land)

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)

Holonyms ("broker" is a member of...):

brokerage; brokerage firm; securities firm (a stock broker's business; charges a fee to act as intermediary between buyer and seller)


BROKER (verb)


Sense 1broker [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act as a broker

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

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

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

Domain category:

commerce; commercialism; mercantilism (transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue broker


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