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middleman definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customers [syn: jobber, middleman, wholesaler]
2: the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk [syn: interlocutor, middleman]
3: a person who is in a position to give you special assistance; "he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor" [syn: contact, middleman]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1677 an intermediary or agent between two parties; especially a dealer, agent, or company intermediate between the producer of goods and the retailer or consumer

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -men) 1 any of the traders who handle a commodity between its producer and its consumer. 2 an intermediary.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Middleman Mid"dle*man, n.; pl. Middlemen. 1. An agent between two parties; a broker; a go-between; any dealer between the producer and the consumer; in Ireland, one who takes land of the proprietors in large tracts, and then rents it out in small portions to the peasantry. 2. A person of intermediate rank; a commoner. 3. (Mil.) The man who occupies a central position in a file of soldiers.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(middlemen) 1. A middleman is a person or company which buys things from the people who produce them and sells them to the people who want to buy them. (BUSINESS) Why don't they cut out the middleman and let us do it ourselves? N-COUNT 2. A middleman is a person who helps in negotiations between people who are unwilling to meet each other directly. The two sides would only meet indirectly, through middlemen. = go-between N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Agent, broker, factor, intermediary, go-between. 2. Commoner.

Moby Thesaurus

agent, arbitrator, broker, chandler, connection, contact, dealer, deputy, distributor, entrepreneur, front, front man, go-between, importer, interagent, interceder, intercessor, intermediary, intermediate, intermediate agent, intermediator, intermedium, internuncio, interpleader, intervener, interventionist, interventor, jobber, liaison, link, marketer, mediary, mediator, medium, merchandiser, merchant, monger, mouthpiece, negotiant, negotiator, negotiatress, negotiatrix, ombudsman, regrater, retail dealer, retail merchant, retailer, shopkeeper, spokesman, spokeswoman, storekeeper, tie, trader, tradesman, tradeswoman, trafficker, wholesaler




 


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