Adjective "Agent" Definition and Examples




    1. a person or business authorized to act on another's behalf: Our agent in Hong Kong will ship the merchandise. A best-selling author needs a good agent.

    2. a person or thing that acts or has the power to act.

    3. a natural force or object producing or used for obtaining specific results: Many insects are agents of fertilization.

    4. an active cause; an efficient cause.

    5. a person who works for or manages an agency.

    6. a person who acts in an official capacity for a government


    "duties can be agent."