definition of bargin by The Free Dictionary

bar·gain

 (bär′gĭn)

n.

1. An agreement between parties fixing obligations that each promises to carry out. See Synonyms at agreement.
2.

a. An agreement establishing the terms of a sale or exchange of goods or services: reached a bargain with the antique dealer over the lamp.

b. Property acquired or services rendered as a result of such an agreement.

3. Something offered or acquired at a price advantageous to the buyer: That silk dress is a bargain at that price.

v. bar·gained, bar·gain·ing, bar·gains

v.intr.

1. To negotiate the terms of an agreement, as to sell or exchange.

2. To engage in collective bargaining.

3. To arrive at an agreement.

v.tr.

To exchange; trade: bargained my watch for a meal.

Phrasal Verb:

bargain for (or on)

To count on; expect: “I never bargained for this tearing feeling inside me” (Anne Tyler).

Idiom:

into/in the bargain

Over and above what is expected; in addition.


[Middle English, from Old French bargaigne, haggling, from bargaignier, to haggle, of Germanic origin; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots.]

bar′gain·er n.

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bargain

(ˈbɑːɡɪn)

n

1. (Commerce) an agreement or contract establishing what each party will give, receive, or perform in a transaction between them

2. (Commerce) something acquired or received in such an agreement

3. (Commerce)

a. something bought or offered at a low price: a bargain at an auction.

b. (as modifier): a bargain price.

4. into the bargain US in the bargain in excess of what has been stipulated; besides

5. (Commerce) make a bargain strike a bargain to agree on terms

vb

6. (Commerce) (intr) to negotiate the terms of an agreement, transaction, etc

7. (Commerce) (tr) to exchange, as in a bargain

8. to arrive at (an agreement or settlement)

[C14: from Old French bargaigne, from bargaignier to trade, of Germanic origin; compare Medieval Latin barcāniāre to trade, Old English borgian to borrow]

ˈbargainer n

ˈbargaining n, adj

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bar•gain

(ˈbɑr gən)
n.

1. an advantageous purchase, esp. one acquired at less than the usual cost.

2. an agreement between parties settling what each shall do, give, receive, etc., in a transaction.

3. such an agreement as affecting one of the parties: a losing bargain.

4. something acquired by bargaining.

v.i.

5. to discuss the terms of a bargain; negotiate; haggle.

6. to conclude a bargain.

v.t.

7. to arrange by bargain; negotiate.

8. to anticipate as likely to occur; expect (usu. fol. by a clause): I’ll bargain that he’s our next supervisor.

9. bargain for or on, to expect; anticipate: I never bargained on a 12-hour day.

Idioms:

in or into the bargain, besides.

[1300–50; Middle English (v.) < Anglo-French, Old French bargai(g)ner, probably < Frankish]

bar′gain•er, n.

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bargain

Past participle: bargained
Gerund: bargaining

Present
I bargain
you bargain
he/she/it bargains
we bargain
you bargain
they bargain
Preterite
I bargained
you bargained
he/she/it bargained
we bargained
you bargained
they bargained
Present Continuous
I am bargaining
you are bargaining
he/she/it is bargaining
we are bargaining
you are bargaining
they are bargaining
Present Perfect
I have bargained
you have bargained
he/she/it has bargained
we have bargained
you have bargained
they have bargained
Past Continuous
I was bargaining
you were bargaining
he/she/it was bargaining
we were bargaining
you were bargaining
they were bargaining
Past Perfect
I had bargained
you had bargained
he/she/it had bargained
we had bargained
you had bargained
they had bargained
Future
I will bargain
you will bargain
he/she/it will bargain
we will bargain
you will bargain
they will bargain
Future Perfect
I will have bargained
you will have bargained
he/she/it will have bargained
we will have bargained
you will have bargained
they will have bargained
Future Continuous
I will be bargaining
you will be bargaining
he/she/it will be bargaining
we will be bargaining
you will be bargaining
they will be bargaining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bargaining
you have been bargaining
he/she/it has been bargaining
we have been bargaining
you have been bargaining
they have been bargaining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bargaining
you will have been bargaining
he/she/it will have been bargaining
we will have been bargaining
you will have been bargaining
they will have been bargaining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bargaining
you had been bargaining
he/she/it had been bargaining
we had been bargaining
you had been bargaining
they had been bargaining
Conditional
I would bargain
you would bargain
he/she/it would bargain
we would bargain
you would bargain
they would bargain
Past Conditional
I would have bargained
you would have bargained
he/she/it would have bargained
we would have bargained
you would have bargained
they would have bargained

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