intermediary Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “intermediary” - English Dictionary

"intermediary" in American English

See all translations

intermediarynoun [C]

 us   /ˌɪn·tərˈmid·iˌer·i/
someone who ​acts to ​arrange an ​agreement between ​people who are ​unwilling or ​unable to ​communicatedirectly
(Definition of intermediary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"intermediary" in British English

See all translations

intermediarynoun [C]

uk   /ˌɪn.təˈmiː.di.ə.ri/  us   /ˌɪn.t̬ɚˈmiː.di.ə.ri/
someone who ​carriesmessages between ​people who are ​unwilling or ​unable to ​meet: The ​policenegotiated with the ​gunman through an intermediary. The ​formerpresident has ​agreed to ​act as an intermediary between the ​government and the ​rebels.
(Definition of intermediary from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intermediary" in Business English

See all translations

intermediarynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌɪntəˈmiːdiəri/ (plural intermediaries)
a ​person or ​organization that makes ​business or ​financialarrangements between ​companies or ​organizations that do not ​deal with each other directly: Global ​sourcing often ​createsadditional intermediaries, such as ​foreigndistributors, ​brokers, ​freight forwarders, and ​customsclearingagents.act/serve as an intermediary between sb/sth and sb/sth Insurance ​brokersact as intermediaries between ​companies that are ​seekinginsurance and ​companies that ​provide such ​coverage.through/via an intermediary The ​bank has three million ​customers and ​providesloans via intermediaries such as high street ​stores. an ​insurance/​market/​mortgage intermediary intermediary ​markets/​buyers
(Definition of intermediary from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “intermediary”
in Korean 중재자…
in Arabic تَوسّط…
in Malaysian orang tengah…
in French intermédiaire…
in Russian посредник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 調解人,中間人…
in Italian intermediario…
in Turkish aracı, arabulucu…
in Polish mediator/ka, pośredni-k/czka…
in Spanish intermediario…
in Vietnamese người hòa giải…
in Portuguese intermediário…
in Thai คนกลาง…
in German der/die Vermittler(in)…
in Catalan intermediari, -ària…
in Japanese 仲介(者)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 调解人,中间人…
in Indonesian penengah, perantara…
What is the pronunciation of intermediary?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “intermediary”

There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

star

a very large ball of burning gas in space that is usually seen from the earth as a point of light in the sky at night

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More