broker

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See also: Broker and bróker

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From broke +‎ -er.

Adjective[edit]

broker

  1. comparative form of broke: more broke

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English broker, brokour, brocour, from Anglo-Norman brocour (small trader) (compare also abroker (to act as a broker)), from Old Dutch *brokere (one who determines the usages of trade, manager), from broke, bruyck, breuck (use, usage, trade), from Proto-West Germanic *brūkī (use, custom), from Proto-Germanic *brūkiz (use, custom), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰruHg- (to use, enjoy), equivalent to brook +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

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broker (plural brokers)

  1. A mediator between a buyer and seller.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 2, page 119:
      It is singular how forcibly this passage in my narrative brings to my mind a picture which used to be, some years ago, at a broker's—that charnel-house of the comforts and graces of life. It had been taken out of its frame, and leant in a dark and dusty corner against a perpendicular armchair, whose rigid uprightness seemed suited only to the parlour of a dentist, repose being the last idea it suggested.
  2. A stockbroker.
  3. A mediator in general, one who liaises between two or more parties to attempt to achieve an outcome of some kind.
    • 2014, Spencer C. Tucker, World War I: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection, →ISBN, page 244
      The peace plan was representative of Benedict's inability to appear as a neutral broker of peace
  4. (computing) An agent involved in the exchange of messages or transactions.
Hyponyms[edit]
mediator between a buyer and seller
computing: agent involved in the exchange of messages or transactions
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]
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Verb[edit]

broker (third-person singular simple present brokers, present participle brokering, simple past and past participle brokered)

  1. (intransitive) To act as a broker; to mediate in a sale or transaction.
  2. (transitive) To act as a broker in; to arrange or negotiate.
    • 2018 July 16, Kate Maltby and Ava Etemadzadeh, “Harassment is parliament’s dirty cross-party secret. Is it about to change?”, in The Guardian[1]:
      In Armando Iannucci’s sitcom The Thick of It, government spin doctor Malcolm Tucker brokers a peace with his opposition counterpart.
Translations[edit]

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English broker.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

broker m (invariable)

  1. broker (commercial mediator)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ broker in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English broker.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbrɔ.kɛr/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔkɛr
  • Syllabification: bro‧ker

Noun[edit]

broker m pers

  1. (finance) stockbroker
    Synonym: makler

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

adjective

Further reading[edit]

  • broker in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • broker in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English broker.

Noun[edit]

broker m (plural brokeri)

  1. broker

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

broker m (plural brokers)

  1. Alternative spelling of bróker