agent agent  /ˈeɪ dʒənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect
  2. (n) a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations
  3. (n) a substance that exerts some force or effect
  4. (n) a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
  5. (n) any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau
  6. (n) the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A PTI cover story on an explosive letter to the head of the FBI, Minneapolis agent Coleen Rowley acuses the agency of obstructing information that may have prevented Sept.
  2. Fraud soars, enforcement lags After Drug Enforcement Administration agents nabbed a Chilean cocaine smuggler in Beverly Hills, Calif.
  3. FBI agents believe even one or two Iraqi agents could do a lot of damage.

News

  1. Border agent set to be sentenced in Arizona drug case

    A U.S. Border Patrol agent who admitted smuggling marijuana is scheduled to be sentenced Monday.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: KTAR 92.3 Phoenix

  2. Border agent set to be sentenced in drug case

    A U.S. Border Patrol agent who admitted smuggling marijuana while on duty along the Arizona-Mexico border is scheduled to be sentenced Monday.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: FOX 10 Phoenix

  3. Agent: Oden, Heat may talk

    The agent for former No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden indicated Friday that the NBA champion Miami Heat have expressed interest in the free-agent center, FoxSportsFlorida.com reported.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "I'm more than happy to make that compromise. As my agent likes to say, 'High-class problems,'" Heigl said.
    on Mar 27, 2009 By: Katherine Heigl Source: Washington Post

  2. "Free agent pitchers who are 26 and have Matsuzaka-like ability receive salaries in excess of $100 million over five or six years in free agency," Boras said at a news conference Monday night.
    on Dec 12, 2006 By: Scott Boras Source: ESPN

  3. "I have an American agent who is the spitting image of this," said Ms. Swinton, fondly looking at her Oscar statuette.
    on Feb 24, 2008 By: Tilda Swinton Source: Wall Street Journal

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