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bargain


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bargain  \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. 
  --Wharton. 
 
  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 
  cheap. 
 
  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; 
  besides. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bargain  \Bar"gain\,  v.  i.  [OE.  barganien  OF  bargaigner  F. 
  barguigner  to  hesitate,  fr  LL  barcaniare  See  {Bargain}, 
  n.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bargain  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bargain 
  adj  :  offering  goods  or  services  at  less  than  standard  price  or 
  rate;  "a  bargain  outlet";  "cut-rate  store"  [syn:  {cut-rate(a)}, 
  {cut-price(a)}] 
  n  1:  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"  [syn:  {deal}] 
  2:  an  advantageous  purchase;  "she  got  a  bargain  at  the 
  auction";  "the  stock  was  a  real  buy  at  that  price"  [syn:  {buy}, 
  {steal}] 
  v  1:  haggle  over  the  terms  of  an  exchange;  bargain  [syn:  {barter}] 
  2:  strike  or  complete  a  bargain 




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