interchange[in′tər c̸hānj′; for n. in′tər c̸hānj′]
- The definition of an interchange is an exchange or a place where two elements or people meet to allow exchange from one to the other.
- An example of an interchange is two people discussing their ideas for a party.
- An example of an interchange is the junction of Interstate 5 and the 405 freeway in Los Angeles.
- Interchange is defined as to trade.
An example of interchange is bartering a massage for gardening work.
transitive verbinterchanged, interchanging
- to give and take mutually; exchange: to interchange ideas
- to put (each of two things) in the other's place
- to alternate; cause to follow in succession: to interchange work with play
Origin of interchangeMiddle English entrechangen ; from Old French entrechangier: see inter- and amp; change
- the act or an instance of interchanging
- a junction which allows movement of traffic between highways on different levels, as a cloverleaf
verbin·ter·changed, in·ter·chang·ing, in·ter·chang·es
- To switch each of (two things) into the place of the other.
- To give and receive mutually; exchange.
- To cause to succeed each other in a series or pattern; alternate: interchanged gold and silver beads in the bracelet.
- To change places with each other.
- To succeed each other; alternate.
- The act or process of interchanging.
- A highway intersection designed to permit traffic to move freely from one road to another without crossing another line of traffic.
Origin of interchangeMiddle English enterchaungen, from Old French entrechangier, to change : entre-, between (from Latin inter-; see inter–) + changier, to change; see change.
(third-person singular simple present interchanges, present participle interchanging, simple past and past participle interchanged)
- An act of interchanging.
- A highway junction in which traffic may change from one road to another without crossing a stream of traffic.
- (rail transport) A connection between two or more lines, services or modes of transport; a station at which such a connection can be made.
- Holborn tube station is the only interchange between the London Underground Central and Piccadilly Lines
Generally the rail transport sense of "interchange" applies to connections within the same station, or from two close-by stations. Sometimes, especially within the context of public transport in London, "interchange" is restricted to within-station connections only with outerchange used for those that involve leaving the station.
- (rail transport): outerchange (in some contexts only, see usage notes)
From Old French entrechange