broker definition, meaning - what is broker in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “broker”

See all translations

broker

noun [C] uk   /ˈbrəʊ.kər/  us   /ˈbroʊ.kɚ/
a person who buys and sells foreign money, shares in companies, etc., for other people: a commodity/insurance/mortgage broker I called my broker for advice about investing in the stock market. a person who talks to opposing sides, especially governments, making arrangements for them or bringing disagreements to an end: During the war Wallas became a power broker in governmental circles.

broker

verb [T] uk   /ˈbrəʊ.kər/  us   /ˈbroʊ.kɚ/
to arrange something such as a deal, agreement, etc. between two or more groups or countries: The diplomats have failed in their attempts to broker a ceasefire.
Translations of “broker”
in Vietnamese người môi giới…
in Spanish corredor/agente de bolsa…
in Thai นายหน้า…
in Malaysian broker…
in French courtier…
in German der Makler…
in Chinese (Traditional) 經紀人,掮客, (尤指政府的)中間人,調停人…
in Indonesian pialang…
in Russian брокер…
in Turkish komisyoncu, aracı, simsar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 经纪人,掮客, (尤指政府的)中间人,调停人…
in Polish makler…
(Definition of broker from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of broker?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “broker” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

gale-force

(of winds) very strong

Word of the Day

They sometimes go here and they never go there: using adverbs of frequency

by Liz Walter,
April 29, 2015
Sometimes, always, often, never: these are some of the most common words in English.  Unfortunately, they are also some of the words that cause the most problems for students. Many of my students put them in the wrong place, often because that’s where they go in their own languages. They say things

Read More 

Evel abbreviation

May 04, 2015
English votes for English laws; the idea that only English (as opposed to Scottish, Welsh or Irish) MPs should be allowed to vote for laws that affect only England Yet these are the two principal constitutional proposals that have come from the Conservative party in its kneejerk response to Ukip’s English nationalism and

Read More