Definitions for: Barter


[n] an equal exchange; "we had no money so we hd to live by barter"
[v] exchange goods without involving money



Webster (1913) Definition: Bar"ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bartered (?); p. pr. &
vb. n. Bartering.] [OE. bartren, OF. barater, bareter, to
cheat, exchange, perh. fr. Gr. ? to do, deal (well or ill),
use practices or tricks, or perh. fr. Celtic; cf. Ir. brath
treachery, W. brad. Cf. Barrator.]
To traffic or trade, by exchanging one commodity for another,
in distinction from a sale and purchase, in which money is
paid for the commodities transferred; to truck.


Bar"ter, v. t.
To trade or exchange in the way of barter; to exchange
(frequently for an unworthy consideration); to traffic; to
truck; -- sometimes followed by away; as, to barter away
goods or honor.


Bar"ter, n.
1. The act or practice of trafficking by exchange of
commodities; an exchange of goods.

The spirit of huckstering and barter. --Burke.

2. The thing given in exchange.

Syn: Exchange; dealing; traffic; trade; truck.

Synonyms: quid pro quo, swap, swop, trade

See Also: change, exchange, exchange, horse trade, horse trading, interchange, interchange

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