1. An agreement between parties fixing obligations that each promises to carry out.
2. 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.
3. Property acquired or services rendered as a result of such an agreement.
4. Something offered or acquired at a price advantageous to the buyer.
5. To negotiate the terms of an agreement, as to sell or exchange.
6. To engage in collective bargaining.
7. To arrive at an agreement.
8. To exchange; trade:
bargained my watch for a meal.
9. To count on; expect:
“I never bargained for this tearing feeling inside me”(Anne Tyler)
10. Over and above what is expected; in addition.
11. Middle English
12. from Old French bargaigne [haggling]
源自 古法语 bargaigne [争论不休的]
13. from bargaignier [to haggle]
源自 bargaignier [争论不休]
14. [of Germanic origin] * see bhergh- 1
[源自日耳曼语] *参见 bhergh- 1
15. The central meaning shared by these nouns is “an agreement arrived at after discussion in which the parties involved promise to honor their respective obligations”:
kept his end of the bargain and mowed the lawn;
made a compact to correspond regularly;
a legally binding contract to install new windows in the house;
a covenant for mutual defense;
annoyance that wasn't part of the deal.