Definitions for: Bargain

[n] an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each; "he made a bargain with the devil"; "he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals"
[n] an advantageous purchase; "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price"
[adj] offering goods or services at less than standard price or rate; "a bargain outlet"; "cut-rate store"
[v] come to terms; arrive at an agreement
[v] negotiate the terms of an exchange; "We bargained for a beautiful rug in the bazaar"

Webster (1913) Definition: Bar"gain, n. [OE. bargayn, bargany, OF. bargaigne,
bargagne, prob. from a supposed LL. barcaneum, fr. barca a
boat which carries merchandise to the shore; hence, to
traffic to and fro, to carry on commerce in general. See
Bark a vessel. ]
1. An agreement between parties concerning the sale of
property; or a contract by which one party binds himself
to transfer the right to some property for a
consideration, and the other party binds himself to
receive the property and pay the consideration.

A contract is a bargain that is legally binding.

2. An agreement or stipulation; mutual pledge.

And whon your honors mean to solemnize The bargain
of your faith. --Shak.

3. A purchase; also ( when not qualified), a gainful
transaction; an advantageous purchase; as, to buy a thing
at a bargain.

4. The thing stipulated or purchased; also, anything bought

She was too fond of her most filthy bargain. --Shak.

Bargain and sale (Law), a species of conveyance, by which
the bargainor contracts to convey the lands to the
bargainee, and becomes by such contract a trustee for and
seized to the use of the bargainee. The statute then
completes the purchase; i. e., the bargain vests the use,
and the statute vests the possession. --Blackstone.

Into the bargain, over and above what is stipulated;

To sell bargains, to make saucy (usually indelicate)
repartees. [Obs.] --Swift.

To strike a bargain, to reach or ratify an agreement. ``A
bargain was struck.'' --Macaulay.

Syn: Contract; stipulation; purchase; engagement.

Bar"gain, v. i. [OE. barganien, OF. bargaigner, F.
barguigner, to hesitate, fr. LL. barcaniare. See Bargain,
To make a bargain; to make a contract for the exchange of
property or services; -- followed by with and for; as, to
bargain with a farmer for a cow.

So worthless peasants bargain for their wives. --Shak.

Bar"gain, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bargained (?); p. pr.
& vb. n. Bargaining.]
To transfer for a consideration; to barter; to trade; as, to
bargain one horse for another.

To bargain away, to dispose of in a bargain; -- usually
with a sense of loss or disadvantage; as, to bargain away
one's birthright. ``The heir . . . had somehow bargained
away the estate.'' --G. Eliot.

Synonyms: buy, cheap, cut-price(a), cut-rate(a), deal, dicker, inexpensive, steal

See Also: agree, agreement, chaffer, haggle, higgle, huckster, negociate, negotiate, purchase, song, talk terms, travel bargain, understanding

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