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Definitions of exchange

  1. To pass by exchange. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To give in return for something; to barter. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To give one thing for another. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. 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.
  5. To part with in return for something else; barter; interchange. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To be changed or received in exchange for; to pass in exchange; as, dollar exchanges for ten dimes. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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.
  8. exchange a penalty for a less severe one Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. exchange prisoners, employees, etc. Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. change over, change around, or switch over Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. To be given or received in exchange; make an exchange. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. (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
  15. (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop; "black lost the exchange" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. (tennis or squash) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes; "after a short rally Connors won the point" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one); "they had a bitter exchange" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent; "exchange prisoners"; "exchange employees between branches of the company" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. The thing given or received in return; esp., a publication exchanged for another. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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.
  33. Change. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. 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.
  35. EXCHANGEABILITY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. 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.
  37. To give or leave for something else; to barter. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. A place where merchants effect exchanges. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. A central telephone - office. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. Exchangeable. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for exchange

  1. " Oh, yes," says I. " Just back of the Exchange – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  2. I think till then about rate of exchange and talk with your Colonel. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
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