|Origin:||, from the present participle of Latin agere 'to drive, lead, act, move, do'|
a‧gent S3 W2 [countable]
a person or company that represents another person or company, especially in business: ➔ estate agent, real estate agent, land agent, travel agent
Our agent in Rio deals with all our Brazilian business.
someone who finds work for actors, musicians etc, or who finds someone to publish a writer's work:
My agent has a new script for me to look at.
someone who works for a government or police department, especially in order to get secret information about another country or organization: ➔ secret agent, double agent
an FBI agent
an undercover (=secret) agent
a chemical or substance that is used for a particular purpose or that has a particular effect:
Soap is a cleansing agent.