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Definition of the noun haggle
What does haggle mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: haggles
- an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
Definition of the verb haggle
What does haggle mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: haggled | haggling | haggles
- wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)
- examples: Let's not haggle over a few dollars | Sam and Sue haggle | Sam wants to haggle with Sue
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] They agreed [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] [Theme, what-extraction] We agreed what he should do [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Theme, possessive with -ing] They agreed about his coming [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Theme, wh-complement clause] They agreed about whether he should go [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Theme, what-extraction] They agreed about what should be done [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Theme, what-infinitive clause] They agreed about what to do [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Theme, whether-infinitive clause] They agreed about whether to go [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Theme, not sentential clause] They agreed about it [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Theme, wh-complement clause] They agreed with him about whether he should kill the peasants [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Theme, what-extraction] They agreed with him about what he should do [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Theme, what-infinitive clause] They agreed with him about what to do [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Theme, whether-infinitive clause] They agreed with him about whether to go [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Theme, not sentential clause] They agreed with him about it
Verbs of Social Interaction (with the same syntax): banter, bargain, coexist, cohabit, collaborate, collide, commiserate, communicate, compromise, concur, confabulate, confer, consort, cooperate, correspond, deliberate, disagree, dissent, elope, flirt, hobnob, interact, intermix, mate, mingle, mix, neck, negotiate, parley, plot, rendezvous, reunite, spoon.
- lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
- synonyms of haggle: chaffer / higgle / huckster
- more generic words: bargain / dicker = negotiate the terms of an exchange
- more specific terms: bargain down / beat down = persuade the seller to accept a lower price
Alternative definition of the verb haggle
- [intransitive] To argue for a better deal, especially over prices with a seller.
- synonym: wrangle
- [transitive] To hack (cut crudely)
- Haggle is a party game designed by Sid Sackson and intended for a large number of players. It is rather complex and involved compared to many party games and, as a result, is often played only at gatherings of people who are known to enjoy gaming at other times.
- Haggle is a European Union funded project in Situated and Autonomic Communications.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Haggle
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New Network Architectures (2010)
The Path to the Future Internet by Tania Tronco
Haggle is a FP6 four-year project, started in 2006, to develop new network architecture design to enable communication between autonomic mobile devices with intermittent network connectivity, exploiting the paradigm of opportunistic ...
13th International Conference, COORDINATION 2011, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 6-9, 2011, Proceedings by Wolfgang De-Meuter, Gruia-Catalin Roman
Haggle is a central component in the mobile device that selects and switches network links as needed. In contrast to using NARs, programmers have no control over communication within a single application and cannot adapt its behavior to ...
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Haggled and argle-bargled like an apple-wife. Haggle is the diminutive of the Scottish hag or hack, to cut into small pieces ; hence to stick at trifles in selling . Argle-bargle is a frequentative of argie-bargie, and means to cavil or dispute.
Showing how to Rear and Manage Them, in Sickness and in Health by Samuel Orchart Beeton
A haggle is a bird whose colours arc between those of a mottle and a grizzle. A splashed is something similar — between a mottled and a pied. A pied is a pigeon whose colour is divided into patches, which give rise to distinctive names.
THE WOMEN ENCYCLOPEDIA (2014)
[WOCLOPEDIA] by J K Monday
haggle,. our. asking. price. is. $0.00. You. can't. talk. it. down. or. get. a. better. deal. anywhere...! Equality. is. central. to. people's. daily. undertakings and to all aspects of life.
The Godzone Dictionary (2006)
Of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases by Max Cryer
haggle. Usually signifies persistent bargaining. A particular New Zealand use has arisen, referring to a bet made between players on a golf course, sometimes devised to allow varying payouts for every player. The percentage varies according ...
by Walter William Skeat
HAGGLE. 191 habitat, the natural abode of a plant. (L.) L. habitat, it dwells (there) ; pres. 5. of habitart, to dwell (above). habitation, abode. (F. — L.) F. habitation. — L. acc habitationcm. — L. habi- talus, pp. of habitart, to dwell, frequent, ...
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Usage statistics about haggle
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun haggle:
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A flower vendor arguing with a customer over the price of peonies.
Photo credit: Eugen Anghel
- The Haggle
Jinka Market, Ethiopia
Photo credit: Rod Waddington
- Haggle Vinyl
Haggle Vinyl, Essex Road, Islington, London, UK
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- Haggle vinyl
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Scrabble value of H4A1G2G2L1E1
The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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