An example of to exchange is to gift Christmas gifts at the company office party.
An example of to exchange is to trade vegetables from your garden for cookies with your neighbor.
An example of to exchange is to trade in your money for Euros while traveling in Europe.
Exchange gifts; exchange ideas.
Exchange defective merchandise at a store.
At that time the British pound exchanged for $2.80.
Exchange a position in the private sector for a post in government.
A prisoner exchange; an exchange of greetings.
An example of an exchange is taking a shirt that doesn’t fit to the store to get a correct size.
Exchange dollars for francs; exchanging labor for room and board.
A heated exchange between the two in-laws.
An exchange student; exchange programs for students learning foreign languages.
To exchange honor for wealth.
To exchange gifts.
Currency that exchanges at par.
An exchange of greetings.
An exchange of tears for smiles.
A stock exchange.
An exchange broker.
All in all, it was an even exchange.
An exchange of cattle for grain.
The stock exchange is open for trading.
The 555 exchange is reserved for use by the phone company, which is why it's often used in films.
NPA-NXX-1234 is standard format, where NPA is the area code and NXX is the exchange.
I'd like to exchange this shirt for one in a larger size.
Since his arrest, the mob boss has exchanged a mansion for a jail cell.
Origin of exchange
- Middle English eschaungen from Anglo-Norman eschaungier from Vulgar Latin excambiāre Latin ex- ex- Late Latin cambīre to exchange, barter change
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English eschaunge, from Anglo-Norman eschaunge, from Old French eschange (whence modern French échange), from the verb eschanger, from Vulgar Latin *excambiāre, present active infinitive of *excambiō (from Latin ex with Late Latin cambiō). Spelling later changed on the basis of ex- in English.
- From Middle English eschaungen, from Anglo-Norman eschaungier, eschanger, from the Old French verb eschangier, eschanger (whence modern French échanger), from Vulgar Latin *excambiāre, present active infinitive of *excambiō (from Latin ex with Late Latin cambiō).