- The definition of barter is a system under which goods and services are exchanged instead of currency, or the actual goods or services that are being exchanged.
- An example of barter is when the people within a community exchange goods and services so that money needn't be used.
- An example of barter is bread provided in exchange for butter.
- To barter is defined as to provide a good or service in exchange for another good and service rather than using or accepting currency.
An example of barter is your ability to fix plumbing for someone else's ability to fix electrical issues.
barter definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English bartren ; from Old French barater, to barter, cheat: see barrator
- the act or practice of bartering
- anything bartered
- barterer noun
barter definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb bar·tered, bar·ter·ing, bar·ters verb, intransitive
- The act or practice of bartering.
- Something bartered.
Origin: Middle English barteren, probably from Old French barater; see barrator.
- barˈter·er noun
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barter - Investment & Finance Definition
To trade goods or services for other goods or services of equivalent value. Currency is not used. While bartering is often associated with undeveloped econ-omies or thought of as a historical way of conducting commerce, it is still used in developed countries in certain circumstances.Webster's New World Finance and Investment Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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