What does Exchange mean?
Definitions for Exchange
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Exchange.
chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another
a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one)
"they had a bitter exchange"
the act of changing one thing for another thing
"Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience"; "there was an interchange of prisoners"
the act of giving something in return for something received
"deductible losses on sales or exchanges of property are allowable"
central, telephone exchange, exchangenoun
a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members
(sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes
"after a short rally Connors won the point"
reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries)
"he earns his living from the interchange of currency"
substitution, exchange, commutationnoun
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"
(chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop
"black lost the exchange"
(chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value
"the endgame began after the exchange of queens"
exchange, change, interchangeverb
give to, and receive from, one another
"Would you change places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year"
change, exchange, commute, convertverb
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"
switch over, switch, exchangeverb
change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence
hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent
"exchange prisoners"; "exchange employees between branches of the company"
substitute, replace, interchange, exchangeverb
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"
commute, convert, exchangeverb
exchange a penalty for a less severe one
The place where the merchants, brokers, and bankers of a city meet at certain hours, to transact business; also, the institution which sets regulations and maintains the physical facilities of such a place; as, the New York Stock Exchange; a commodity exchange. In this sense the word was at one time often contracted to 'change
An act of exchanging or trading.
All in all, it was an even exchange.
A place for conducting trading.
The stock exchange is open for trading.
(telephony, US only?) The fourth through sixth digits of a ten-digit phone number (the first three before the introduction of area codes).
After an exchange with the manager, we were no wiser.
The loss of one piece and associated capture of another
To trade or barter.
I'll gladly exchange my place for yours.
To replace with a similar item.
I'd like to exchange this shirt for one in a larger size.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
And thus they parted with exchange of harms;
Much blood the monsters lost, and they their arms. Edmund Waller.
They lend their corn, they make exchanges; they are always ready to serve one another. Addison.
The world is maintained by intercourse; and the whole course of nature is a great exchange, in which one good turn is, and ought to be, the stated price of another. Robert South, Serm.
I have bills for money by exchange
From Florence, and must here deliver them. William Shakespeare.
He was skilful in the exchange beyond seas, and in all the circumstances and practices thereof. John Hayward, on Edward VI.
Thou art arm’d, Glo’ster; let the trumpet sound:
If none appear to prove upon thy person
Thy heinous, manifest, and many treasons,
There is my pledge: I’ll prove it on thy heart.
—— There’s my exchange; what in the world he is
That names me traitor, villain-like he lies. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.
Spend all I have, only give me so much time in exchange of it. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.
It made not the silver coined go for more than its value in all things to be bought; but just so much as the denomination was raised, just so much less of commodity had the buyer in exchange for it. John Locke.
If blood you seek, I will my own resign:
O spare her life, and in exchange take mine. John Dryden, Ind. Emp.
The respect and love which was paid you by all, who had the happiness to know you, was a wise exchange for the honours of the court. Dryden.
He that uses the same words sometimes in one, and sometimes in another signification, ought to pass, in the schools, for as fair a man, as he does, in the market and exchange, who sells several things under the same name. John Locke.
No thing, no place is strange,
While his fair bosom is the world’s exchange. John Denham.
Etymology: exchanger, French; excambiare, low Latin.
They shall not sell of it, neither exchange nor alienate the first fruits. Ezek. xlviii. 14.
Exchange his sheep for shells, or wool for a sparkling pebble, or a diamond. John Locke.
Take delight in the good things of this world, so as to remember that we are to part with them, and to exchange them for more excellent and durable enjoyments. Francis Atterbury, Serm.
Exchange forgiveness with me, noble Hamlet;
Mine and my father’s blood, be not upon thee,
Nor thine on me. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
Words having naturally no signification, the idea must be learned by those who would exchange thoughts, and hold intelligible discourse with others. John Locke.
Here then exchange we mutually forgiveness,
So may the guilt of all my broken vows,
My perjuries to thee, be all forgotten. Nicholas Rowe, Jane Shore.
The king called in the old money, and erected exchanges where the weight of old money was exchanged for new. William Camden.
Being acquainted with the laws and fashions of his own country, he has something to exchange with those abroad. John Locke.
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
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
the thing given or received in return; esp., a publication exchanged for another
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
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
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
to part with give, or transfer to another in consideration of something received as an equivalent; -- usually followed by for before the thing received
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
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
to be changed or received in exchange for; to pass in exchange; as, dollar exchanges for ten dimes
Etymology: [OE. eschange, eschaunge, OF. eschange, fr. eschangier, F. changer, to exchange; pref. ex- out + F. changer. See Change, and cf. Excamb.]
Exchange is an unincorporated community in Green Township, Morgan County, Indiana.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
eks-chānj′, 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. excambiāre—L. ex, out, cambīre, to barter.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A term in the mercantile world, to denote the bills by which remittances are made from one country to another, without the transmission of money. The removal of officers from one ship to another. Also, a mutual agreement between contending powers for exchange of prisoners.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The act of two officers changing regiments, battalions, or batteries. The mutual giving up of an equal number of prisoners by hostile states or armies. In this sort of exchange an officer, according to his rank, is reckoned as equal to a certain number of men or of officers of a lower grade than his own.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Exchange' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1207
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Exchange' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3127
Rank popularity for the word 'Exchange' in Nouns Frequency: #495
Rank popularity for the word 'Exchange' in Verbs Frequency: #729
The numerical value of Exchange in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Exchange in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of Exchange in a Sentence
President Barack Obama on Monday:
If you look at the law, if you look at the testimony of those who are involved in the law, including some of the opponents of the law, the understanding was that people who joined a federal exchange were going to be able to access tax credits just like if they went through a state exchange.
Ms. Sheikh was in Texas as part of the Youth Exchange Study( YES) Programme, our thoughts and prayers are with Sabika's family and friends. Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry spoke to the father of Sabika Sheikh expressing heartfelt condolences over the tragic death of Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry daughter.
In order to comply with urgent changes in exchange rules and control business risks, as of today we are temporarily halting our short selling business.
People are seeing the negative effects of foreign exchange and that's not been drastically worse than expected, they're going back and looking at company fundamentals. Today you're getting a bit of 'glass is half full.'.
There will be a preliminary exchange in the area of trade and the European Union tomorrow morning will present its points of view on the matter of political dialogue.
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Translations for Exchange
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- صرف, تبديل, تبادلArabic
- разменям, борса, размяна, сменям, смянаBulgarian
- intercanvi, intercanviarCatalan, Valencian
- výměna, vyměnit, burzaCzech
- Austausch, tauschen, Tausch, umtauschenGerman
- interŝanĝo, interŝanĝiEsperanto
- cambiar, intercambio, canjear, intercambiarSpanish
- vaihtaminen, vaihto, vaihtaa, pörssi, vaihtokauppaFinnish
- échanger, troc, troquer, échange, bourseFrench
- अदला बदलीHindi
- elcserél, tőzsde, cserél, felvált, váltás, vált, csere, kicserélHungarian
- փոխանակություն, փոխանակել, փոխանակում, բորսաArmenian
- scambio, cambio, scambiare, cambiareItalian
- 為替, 交換, 両替, 取り替えJapanese
- 외환, 交換, 교환, 外換Korean
- immuto, cambiō, muto, commutationemLatin
- echangéierenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- keitimas, apsikeitimas, birža, mainasLithuanian
- birža, apmaiņa, maiņaLatvian
- kurutete, hokohoko, whakakapi, whakawhiti, hokoMāori
- omruilen, wisselen, beurs, ruilen, uitwisseling, handelenDutch
- wymieniać, zamieniać, wymiana, giełda, wymieniać sięPolish
- negociar, bolsa, cambiar, casa de câmbio, trocar, trocaPortuguese
- scumgear, s-chamgiar, scumiar, stgamger, s-chamger, stgamiarRomansh
- troc, schimb, schimbaRomanian
- биржа, обменяться, обмениваться, заменить, обмен, заменятьRussian
- rȃzmjena, bȕrza, razmijénitiSerbo-Croatian
- byteshandel, byteSwedish
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