Definition of broker :
1. A dealer in money, notes, bills of exchange, etc.
2. A dealer in secondhand goods.
3. A pimp or procurer.
4. 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.
5. One who transacts business for another; an agent.
agent (part of speech: noun)
instrument, vehicle, ombudsman, liaison, second, emissary, actor, lieutenant, executor, agency, mediator, attorney, factor, alternate, proxy, substitute, surrogate, auxiliary, operative, intermediary, impresario
consignee (part of speech: noun)
consign (part of speech: verb)
- Amarendra Babu rushed off to his broker and sold nearly all his Government paper for Rs. - "Tales of Bengal", S. B. Banerjea.
- Later the dupe finds the stock is worthless, and the supposed engineer and the supposed broker divide the money he paid for it. - "The Amateur", Richard Harding Davis.
- " It would have stopped my trade," said one of them, " to have asked the broker how he came by the person he was offering me for sale." - "The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839)", Thomas Clarkson.