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Definitions of exchange:

part of speech: noun


part of speech: noun

The act of giving one thing or commodity for another; barter; the act of giving up one condition or state for another; the difference in value of money in different countries; a place where merchants meet- in this sense often written change; a rule in arithmetic.

part of speech: verb transitive

To give one thing for another.

part of speech: verb transitive

In comm. to part with, in return for some equivalent; to transfer, for a recompense; to barter; as, he exchanges his goods in foreign countries for gold, the workman exchanges his labor for money; " He has something to exchange with those abroad."- Locke: to lay aside, quit, or resign one thing, state, or condition, and take another in the place of it; to part with for a substitute; as, to exchange a crown for a cowl; to exchange a throne for a cell or a hermitage; to exchange a life of ease for a life of toil; " And death for life exchanged foolishly."- Skak.: to give and receive reciprocally; to give and take; communicate mutually; to interchange; as, to exchange horses, clothes, thoughts, civilities.

part of speech: verb

To give one thing for another; to barter; to resign or lay aside one state or condition and take another instead of it; to give and receive the like thing.

part of speech: noun

The act of giving one thing or commodity for another; barter; the act of parting with something in return for an equivalent; traffic by interchange of commodities; " Joseph gave them bread in exchange for horses." - Gen. xlvii. 17; the act of giving up or resigning one thing or state for another, without contract; as the exchange of a crown for a cloister: the act of giving and receiving reciprocally; as, an exchange of thoughts, an exchange of civilities: the contract by which one commodity is transferred to another for an equivalent commodity: the thing given in return for something received; or the thing received in return for what is given; change; " There's my exchange."- Shak.: among journalists, a newspaper sent to one office in exchange for one received: the process of exchanging one debt or credit for another; or the receiving or paying of money in one place, for an equal sum in another, by order, draft, or bill of exchange: in mercantile lang. a bill drawn for money; a bill of exchange: in law, a mutual grant of equal interests, the one in consideration of the other: the place where the merchants, brokers, and bankers of a city meet to transact business, at certain hours, often contracted into 'Change; " As he does in the market and exchange, who sells several things."- Locke: in arith. a rule the object of which is to find how much of the money of one country is equivalent to a given sum of the money of another; all the calculations in exchange may be performed by the rule of proportion; and the work may often be abbreviated by the method of aliquot parts.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To make an exchange: to pass or to be taken as an equivalent: as, a dollar should exchange for ten dimes.

part of speech: adjective


part of speech: noun

The act of giving one thing for another; the act of giving and receiving; the act of resigning one thing for another; a place where special business accounts are settled; as, a stock exchange ( often 'change); a central office.

part of speech: noun


part of speech: verb transitive

To give in return for something; to barter.

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