Exchange meaning

ĭks-chānj
To exchange is defined as to give something and receive something in turn.

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.

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To give and receive reciprocally; interchange.

Exchange gifts; exchange ideas.

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To turn in for replacement.

Exchange defective merchandise at a store.

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To give something in return for something received; make an exchange.
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To be received in exchange.

At that time the British pound exchanged for $2.80.

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To give up for a substitute.

Exchange a position in the private sector for a post in government.

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One that is exchanged.
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The act or an instance of exchanging.

A prisoner exchange; an exchange of greetings.

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The definition of an exchange is trading one thing for another.

An example of an exchange is taking a shirt that doesn’t fit to the store to get a correct size.

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To give in return for something received; trade.

Exchange dollars for francs; exchanging labor for room and board.

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A place or network for exchanging things, especially a center where securities or commodities are bought and sold.
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A telephone exchange.
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The amount of difference in the actual value of two or more currencies or between values of the same currency at two or more places.
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A dialogue.

A heated exchange between the two in-laws.

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Of or relating to a reciprocal arrangement between a local and a foreign institution or group.

An exchange student; exchange programs for students learning foreign languages.

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To give up for a substitute or alternative.

To exchange honor for wealth.

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A bill of exchange.
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A rate of exchange.
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To give and receive (equivalent or similar things); interchange.

To exchange gifts.

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To make an exchange; barter; trade.
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(finance) To pass in exchange.

Currency that exchanges at par.

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A giving or taking of one thing for another; trade; barter.
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A giving to one another of similar things.

An exchange of greetings.

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The substituting of one thing for another.

An exchange of tears for smiles.

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A thing given or received in exchange.
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A place for exchanging; esp., a place where trade is carried on in securities or commodities by brokers, merchants, etc.

A stock exchange.

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A central office, or a system operated by it, providing telephone communication in a community or in part of a city.
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Exchanged; interchanged.
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Having to do with an exchange.

An exchange broker.

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(1) A local telephone area. In the U.S., the exchange part of a telephone number follows the area code. For example, in the hypothetical number (201 123-4567), "123" would be the exchange.
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An organized market where stocks, commodities, futures, and options contracts are sold. Exchanges bring together brokers and dealers who buy and sell securities. Well-known stock exchanges are the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ. However, there are hundreds of less well-known exchanges throughout the world, such as the Minneapolis Grain Exchange.
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A central office exchange (CO or COE) of the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and all of the equipment contained therein for the purpose of interconnecting (i.e., exchanging connections between) the lines and trunks terminating there. See also CO, line, line side, PSTN, trunk, and trunk side.
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The area served by a central office exchange (CO or COE). Synonymous with carrier serving area (CSA). See also CO and CSA.
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An act of exchanging or trading.

All in all, it was an even exchange.

An exchange of cattle for grain.

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A place for conducting trading.

The stock exchange is open for trading.

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

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.

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

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(chess) The loss of one piece and associated capture of another.
  • (usually with "the") The loss of a relatively minor piece (typically a bishop or knight) and associated capture of the more advantageous rook.
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To trade or barter.

I'll gladly exchange my place for yours.

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To replace with, as a substitute.

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.

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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 Wiktionary

  • 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).

    From Wiktionary