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Definition: Street broker
(str[=e]t), n. [OE. strete, AS. str[=ae]t, fr.
L. strata (sc. via) a paved way, properly fem. p. p. of
sternere, stratum, to spread; akin to E. strew. See Strew
and cf. Stratum
, v. & a.]
1. Originally, a paved way or road; a public highway; now
commonly, a thoroughfare in a city or village, bordered by
dwellings or business houses.
He removed [the body of] Amasa from the street unto
the field. --Coverdale.
At home or through the high street passing.
Note: In an extended sense, street designates besides the
roadway, the walks, houses, shops, etc., which border
His deserted mansion in Duke Street. --Macaulay.
2. the roadway of a street, as distinguished from the
sidewalk; as, children playing in the street.
3. the inhabitants of a particular street; as, the whole
street knew about their impending divorce.
(Broker's Cant), that thoroughfare of a city
where the leading bankers and brokers do business; also,
figuratively, those who do business there; as, the street
would not take the bonds.
on the street
(a) not in prison, or released from prison; the murderer
is still on the street.
, Street broker
, etc. See under Arab
, a door which opens upon a street, or is
nearest the street.
, a homeless person; a vagrant.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Syn: See Way
(br[=o]"k[~e]r), n. [OE. brocour, from a word
akin to broken, bruken, to use, enjoy, possess, digest, fr.
AS. br[=u]can to use, enjoy; cf. Fries. broker, F.
brocanteur. See Brook
, v. t.]
1. One who transacts business for another; an agent.
2. (Law) 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. --Story.
3. A dealer in money, notes, bills of exchange, etc.
4. A dealer in secondhand goods. [Eng.]
5. A pimp or procurer. [Obs.] --Shak.
, one who buys and sells notes and bills of
or Street broker
, an operator in stocks
(not a member of the Stock Exchange) who executes orders
by running from office to office, or by transactions on
the street. [U.S.]
, one who buys and sells uncurrent money,
and deals in exchanges relating to money.
, one who is agent in procuring insurance
on vessels, or against fire.
. See Pawnbroker
Real estate broker
, one who buys and sells lands, and
negotiates loans, etc., upon mortgage.
, one who acts as agent in buying and selling
ships, procuring freight, etc.
. See Stockbroker