Definitions for Exchangeɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•changeɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ(v.; n.)-changed, -chang•ing

  1. (v.t.)to give up (something) for something else; part with for some equivalent or substitute.

  2. to replace (returned merchandise) with something else.

  3. to give and receive reciprocally; interchange:

    to exchange blows; to exchange gifts.

  4. to transfer for a recompense; barter:

    to exchange goods with foreign countries.

  5. (v.i.)to make an exchange; engage in bartering, replacing, or substituting one thing for another.

  6. to pass or be taken in exchange or as an equivalent.

  7. (n.)the act, process, or an instance of exchanging.

  8. something that is given or received as a replacement or substitution for something else:

    The car was a fair exchange.

  9. a place for buying and selling commodities, securities, etc., typically open only to members.

  10. a central office or central station:

    a telephone exchange.

  11. the settling of debits and credits by bills of exchange rather than by the actual transfer of money.

    Category: Business

  12. the settling of financial obligations by the transfer of credits.

    Category: Business

  13. the reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money, as in the currencies of two different countries.

    Category: Business

  14. Category: Business

    Ref: exchange rate.

  15. the amount of the difference in value between two or more currencies. the difference in value of the same currency in two different places.

    Category: Business

  16. the checks, drafts, etc., exchanged at a clearinghouse.

    Category: Business

Origin of exchange:

1250–1300; ME eschaungen < AF eschaungier < VL *excambiāre (see ex -1, change )

ex•chang′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exchange(noun)

    chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another

  2. exchange(noun)

    a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one)

    "they had a bitter exchange"

  3. exchange, interchange(noun)

    the act of changing one thing for another thing

    "Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience"; "there was an interchange of prisoners"

  4. exchange(noun)

    the act of giving something in return for something received

    "deductible losses on sales or exchanges of property are allowable"

  5. central, telephone exchange, exchange(noun)

    a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication

  6. exchange(noun)

    a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members

  7. rally, exchange(noun)

    (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes

    "after a short rally Connors won the point"

  8. exchange, interchange(noun)

    reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries)

    "he earns his living from the interchange of currency"

  9. substitution, exchange, commutation(noun)

    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"

  10. exchange(noun)

    (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop

    "black lost the exchange"

  11. exchange(verb)

    (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value

    "the endgame began after the exchange of queens"

  12. exchange, change, interchange(verb)

    give to, and receive from, one another

    "Would you change places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year"

  13. change, exchange, commute, convert(verb)

    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"

  14. switch over, switch, exchange(verb)

    change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence

  15. exchange(verb)

    hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent

    "exchange prisoners"; "exchange employees between branches of the company"

  16. substitute, replace, interchange, exchange(verb)

    put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items

    "the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt"; "substitute regular milk with fat-free milk"; "synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning"

  17. commute, convert, exchange(verb)

    exchange a penalty for a less severe one

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. exchange(noun)ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ

    when sb gives or says sth in return for sth

    an exchange of information; He bought me dinner in exchange for two hours of work.

  2. exchangeɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ

    a conversation or argument

    a brief exchange

  3. exchangeɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ

    the process of changing money from one currency to another

    currency exchange

  4. exchangeɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ

    an arrangement when people from organizations in different countries visit each other

    a college exchange program

  5. exchange(verb)ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ

    to give or say sth to sb in return for sth

    We exchanged gifts.; to exchange ideas/information; He exchanged his gold bracelet for food.

  6. exchangeɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ

    to change money from one currency to another

    to exchange dollars for euros

Wiktionary

  1. exchange(Noun)

    An act of exchanging or trading.

    All in all, it was an even exchange.

  2. exchange(Noun)

    A place for conducting trading.

    The stock exchange is open for trading.

  3. exchange(Noun)

    (telephony, US only?) The fourth through sixth digits of a ten-digit phone number (the first three before the introduction of area codes).

  4. exchange(Noun)

    A conversation.

    After an exchange with the manager, we were no wiser.

  5. exchange(Noun)

    The loss of one piece and associated capture of another

  6. exchange(Verb)

    To trade or barter.

    I'll gladly exchange my place for yours.

  7. exchange(Verb)

    To replace with a similar item.

    I'd like to exchange this shirt for one in a larger size.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exchange(noun)

    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

  2. Exchange(noun)

    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

  3. Exchange(noun)

    the thing given or received in return; esp., a publication exchanged for another

  4. Exchange(noun)

    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

  5. Exchange(noun)

    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

  6. Exchange(noun)

    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

  7. Exchange(noun)

    to part with give, or transfer to another in consideration of something received as an equivalent; -- usually followed by for before the thing received

  8. Exchange(noun)

    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

  9. Exchange(noun)

    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

  10. Exchange(verb)

    to be changed or received in exchange for; to pass in exchange; as, dollar exchanges for ten dimes

Freebase

  1. Exchange

    Exchange is an unincorporated community in Green Township, Morgan County, Indiana.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Exchange' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1207

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Exchange' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3127

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Exchange' in Nouns Frequency: #495

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Exchange' in Verbs Frequency: #729


Translations for Exchange

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

exchange(noun)

the giving and taking of one thing for another

He gave me a pencil in exchange for the marble; An exchange of opinions is helpful.

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