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Definitions of exchange

  1. a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. give to, and receive from, one another; "Would you change places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; "Could you convert my dollars into pounds?"; "He changed his name"; "convert centimeters into inches"; "convert holdings into shares" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. exchange a penalty for a less severe one Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. exchange prisoners, employees, etc. Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value; "the endgame began after the exchange of queens" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop; "black lost the exchange" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money especially the currencies of different countries; "he earns his living from the interchange of currency" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the act of changing one thing for another thing; "Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience"; "there was an exchange of prisoners" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (tennis or squash) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes; "after a short rally Connors won the point" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. change over, change around, or switch over Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes; "after a short rally Connors won the point" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one); "they had a bitter exchange" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent; "exchange prisoners"; "exchange employees between branches of the company" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. The act of giving or taking one thing in return for another which is regarded as an equivalent; as, an exchange of cattle for grain. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The act of substituting one thing in the place of another; as, an exchange of grief for joy, or of a scepter for a sword, and the like; also, the act of giving and receiving reciprocally; as, an exchange of civilities or views. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The thing given or received in return; esp., a publication exchanged for another. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. The process of setting accounts or debts between parties residing at a distance from each other, without the intervention of money, by exchanging orders or drafts, called bills of exchange. These may be drawn in one country and payable in another, in which case they are called foreign bills; or they may be drawn and made payable in the same country, in which case they are called inland bills. The term bill of exchange is often abbreviated into exchange; as, to buy or sell exchange. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A mutual grant of equal interests, the one in consideration of the other. Estates exchanged must be equal in quantity, as fee simple for fee simple. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. The place where the merchants, brokers, and bankers of a city meet at certain hours, to transact business. In this sense often contracted to 'Change. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To part with for a substitute; to lay aside, quit, or resign (something being received in place of the thing parted with); as, to exchange a palace for cell. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To give and receive reciprocally, as things of the same kind; to barter; to swap; as, to exchange horses with a neighbor; to exchange houses or hats. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To be changed or received in exchange for; to pass in exchange; as, dollar exchanges for ten dimes. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To part with give, or transfer to another in consideration of something received as an equivalent; - usually followed by for before the thing received. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To give in return for something; to barter. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. To give one thing for another. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. Exchangeable. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. Change. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. To make an exchange: to pass or to be taken as an equivalent: as, a dollar should exchange for ten dimes. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. EXCHANGEABILITY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. Act of exchanging; barter; difference in the value of currencies; place where merchants meet. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. To give or leave for something else; to barter. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. To part with in return for something else; barter; interchange. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. To be given or received in exchange; make an exchange. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. The act of exchanging or that which is exchanged; barter; trade. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. Any transfer.of value, as by credits, drafts, etc., or the rate at which it is effected. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. A place where merchants effect exchanges. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. A central telephone - office. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. The act of exchanging, in which the thing received is supposed to be equivalent to the thing given; the act of giving up or resigning one thing or state for another without contract; the act of giving and receiving reciprocally; the contract of exchange; the thing given or the thing received in exchange; the form of exchanging one debt or credit for another, or settling by order, draft, or bill of exchange; the place where the merchants, brokers, and bankers of a city meet to transact business at certain hours. The course of exchange; the current price between two places, which is above or below par, or at par. Arbitration of Exchange, the calculation of the profit of exchanges at different places. Bill of Exchange, a written order directing one party to pay a sum of money to another. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  46. To barter or give one thing or commodity for another; to lay aside, quit, or resign one things, state, or condition, for another; to give and receive reciprocally; interchange. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  47. To pass by exchange. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  48. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  49. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  50. To part with give, or transfer to another in consideration of something received as an equivalent; -- usually followed by for before the thing received. mso.anu.edu.au
  51. eks-ch[=a]nj', v.t. to give or leave one place or thing for another: to give and take mutually: to barter.--n. the giving and taking one thing for another: barter: the thing exchanged: process by which accounts between distant parties are settled by bills instead of money: the difference between the value of money in different places: the building where merchants, &c., meet for business.--n. EXCHANGEABIL'ITY.--adj. EXCHANGE'ABLE, that may be exchanged.--n. EXCHAN'GER, one who exchanges or practises exchange: (B.) a money-changer, a banker. [O. Fr. eschangier (Fr. échanger)--Low L. excambi[=a]re--L. ex, out, camb[=i]re, to barter.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  52. Act, process, of exchanging (of goods, prisoners of war, blows, words, &c.); exchanging of coin for its equivalent in coin of same or another country; money-changer\'s trade; par of e., standard value of coinage of one country in terms of that of another; (rate, course, of) e., price at which bills drawn in a foreign currency may be bought, also, difference between this& par; system of settling debts between persons (esp. in different countries) without money, by bills of e. (first, second, third, of e., separate bills of even tenor& date as security against miscarriage); thing exchanged for another; building where merchants assemble to transact business, as STOCK- e. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  53. Give, receive, (thing) in place of (for) another; interchange (blows, words, glances, &c.); (intr., esp. of coin) be received as equivalent for; pass (from one regiment or ship into another) by exchange with another officer. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  54. e. is no robbery (used as facet. excuse for forcing a transparently unfair e.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  55. n. Act of giving or taking as an equivalent; barter; the act of giving and receiving reciprocally;—the thing given or received in return; —the process of settling accounts or debts between parties residing at a distance from each other, without the intervention of money, by exchanging orders or drafts, called bills of exchange; — a rule in arithmetic to determine the proportional value of money in different countries;—the place where the merchants, brokers, and bankers of a city meet to transact business at certain hours. Cabinet Dictionary
  56. To give or quit one thing for the sake of gaining another; to give and take reciprocally. Complete Dictionary
  57. The act of giving and receiving reciprocally; barter; the balance of the money of different nations; the place where the merchants meet to negociate their affairs. Complete Dictionary

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