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Definition of "bargain" []

  • An agreement between parties fixing obligations that each promises to carry out. (noun)
  • An agreement establishing the terms of a sale or exchange of goods or services: finally reached a bargain with the antique dealer over the lamp. (noun)
  • Property acquired or services rendered as a result of such an agreement. (noun)
  • Something offered or acquired at a price advantageous to the buyer. (noun)
  • To negotiate the terms of an agreement, as to sell or exchange. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bargain" in a sentence
  • "Back we go into the land of value, where the word bargain doth not speak its name."
  • "Before we start, we should clarify that the term bargain cruises does not mean beat up and rat infested ships to places no one wants to see."
  • "I hope Barack doesn't give in just to get rid of her, I will accept her staying in the race until December if her part of the bargain is being the VP."