Crossword clues for broker
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Broker \Bro"ker\ (br[=o]"k[~e]r), n. [OE. brocour, from a word akin to broken, bruken, to use, enjoy, possess, digest, fr. AS. br[=u]can to use, enjoy; cf. Fries. broker, F. brocanteur. See Brook, v. t.]
One who transacts business for another; an agent.
(Law) An agent employed to effect bargains and contracts, as a middleman or negotiator, between other persons, for a compensation commonly called brokerage. He takes no possession, as broker, of the subject matter of the negotiation. He generally contracts in the names of those who employ him, and not in his own.
A dealer in money, notes, bills of exchange, etc.
A dealer in secondhand goods. [Eng.]
A pimp or procurer. [Obs.]
Bill broker, one who buys and sells notes and bills of exchange.
Curbstone broker or Street broker, an operator in stocks (not a member of the Stock Exchange) who executes orders by running from office to office, or by transactions on the street. [U.S.]
Exchange broker, one who buys and sells uncurrent money, and deals in exchanges relating to money.
Insurance broker, one who is agent in procuring insurance on vessels, or against fire.
Pawn broker. See Pawnbroker.
Real estate broker, one who buys and sells lands, and negotiates loans, etc., upon mortgage.
Ship broker, one who acts as agent in buying and selling ships, procuring freight, etc.
Stock broker. See Stockbroker.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., from Anglo-French brocour "small trader," from abrokur "retailer of wine, tapster;" perhaps from Portuguese alborcar "barter," but more likely from Old French brocheor, from brochier "to broach, tap, pierce (a keg)," from broche "pointed tool" (see broach (n.)), giving original sense of "wine dealer," hence "retailer, middleman, agent." In Middle English, used contemptuously of peddlers and pimps.
1630s (implied in brokering), from broker (n.). Related: Brokered.
(en-comparative of: broke) Etymology 2
n. 1 A mediator between a buyer and seller. 2 (context computing English) An agent involved in the exchange of messages or transactions. v
To act as a broker; to mediate in a sale or transaction.
A broker is an individual person that arranges transactions between a buyer and a seller for a commission when the deal is executed. A broker who also acts as a seller or as a buyer becomes a principal party to the deal. Distinguish agent—one who acts on behalf of a principal.
A broker is a party that mediates between a buyer and a seller.
Broker may also refer to:
- Broker, Lewis, a small hamlet in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland
- The Power Broker, 1974 biography of Robert Moses
- The Broker, a novel by John Grisham
- Information broker, a person or business that researches information for clients
- Broker, not be confused with Dukes, is a borough in fictitious Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto IV
- Customs broker, one who clears goods through customs for import or export.
- Broker, a R. P. Patnaik Telugu movie released in 2010
Service-oriented architecture (service broker), software which mediates between a client objects and a server (or requester or caller)
- Object request broker, allows programmers to make program calls from one computer to another via a network
- Storage Resource Broker, a data grid middleware software system produced by the San Diego Supercomputer Center
- Tunnel broker, provides a network tunnel
- Message broker, an intermediary program that translates a message from the formal messaging protocol of the sender to the formal messaging protocol of the receiver
Brokerage may also refer to:
- The Brokerage Citylink, a not-for-profit organisation based in the City of London
Broker is a 2010 Telugu film written, composed and directed by R. P. Patnaik who also portrays the lead role in the film. Kannada film Agraja (2014) was loosely inspired from this film. A sequel titled Broker 2 was released in 2014.
Usage examples of "broker".
But owing to the stupid money system, which these laborers them selves help to keep in force, the results of their combined efforts were either usurped by an unproductive class fortunate enough to be born rich, or those shrewd enough to accumulate money, such as trust managers, bankers, real estate speculators, stock jobbers, and brokers, gamblers, burglars, money loan swindlers, high salaried clergymen, etc.
Most of the immense, ugly structure, which had always looked like the box some other building had been shipped in, was now occupied only by tax accountants, 3V producers, whores, mosquitoes, anthologists, brokers, blimp-race betting agencies, public-relations firms, travel agents, and other telephone-booth Indians, plus hordes and torrents of plague-bearing brown rats and their starving fleas.
The first bankruptcy law, passed in 1800, departed from the English practice to the extent of including bankers, brokers, factors and underwriters as well as traders.
Everyone, including Hyde and Berman, was looking for an opportunity to be a hero and broker a compromise.
Albany of my day did not favor the newsie, who paid his broker four cents per paper and charged his customers five, so in theory he made a penny for every paper he delivered.
I basically become the middleman, my sales guys brokering the pretreated raw goods, you assembling em to our specs and quality satisfaction .
In 1785, on the advice of a broker, Modinier, he decided to remint the currency, adjusting its gold-silver ration in line with market rates.
Apms, which occupied one of the 161 rehabilitated warehouses at Aimes Point, did business as a chandler, yacht broker, and sales and service center for marine engines of all makes, models, and capacities--f electric trollers the size of soup cans that could barely raise a wake to Chryslers with enough muscle to make a launch dance on its stern at fifty knots.
One of these was once sharply rebuked by his broker for his unclerical conduct, and was advised, if he wished to carry on his speculations further, to go into the market himself, as the broker declined to be any longer the representative of a man who was ashamed of his business.
Month by month I realized that it was more and more difficult to get the brokers to renew my bills, or to cash any further post-obits upon an unentailed property.
The Merchant was the mysterious on-line broker who had sold Arcadia and Zoe their new identities when they escaped from the asylum.
Mehr Jirah, Batak, Shahr Baraz, the three of you will go to Torunn in the morning and offer to broker a treaty.
I had brokered it to the client I mentioned, the one who sold it to this banker.
Actually, it came wrapped in the same packing I used when I first brokered it to the original owner, Charlie Sweeting, two years ago.
Two years ago, when I first brokered it to Sweeting, it sold for one and a quarter.