Definitions for: Interchange


[n] mutual interaction; the activity of interchanging or reciprocating
[n] reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money especially the currencies of different countries; "he earns his living from the interchange of currency"
[n] a junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams
[v] reverse, as of direction, attitude, or course of action
[v] cause to change places, as of parts, for example
[v] give to, and receive from, one another; "Would you change places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year"



Webster (1913) Definition: In`ter*change", v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Interchanged; p. pr. & vb. n. Interchanging.] [OE.
entrechangen, OF. entrechangier. See Inter-, and Change.]
1. To put each in the place of the other; to give and take
mutually; to exchange; to reciprocate; as, to interchange
places; they interchanged friendly offices and services.

I shall interchange My waned state for Henry's regal
crown. --Shak.

2. To cause to follow alternately; to intermingle; to vary;
as, to interchange cares with pleasures.


In`ter*change", v. i.
To make an interchange; to alternate. --Sir P. Sidney.


In`ter*change", n. [Cf. OF. entrechange.]
1. The act of mutually changing; the act of mutually giving
and receiving; exchange; as, the interchange of civilities
between two persons. ``Interchange of kindnesses.''
--South.

2. The mutual exchange of commodities between two persons or
countries; barter; commerce. --Howell.

3. Alternate succession; alternation; a mingling.

The interchanges of light and darkness. --Holder.

Sweet interchange Of hill and valley, rivers, woods,
and plains. --Milton.

Synonyms: alternate, change, counterchange, exchange, exchange, flip, flip-flop, give-and-take, reciprocation, switch, tack, transpose

See Also: alter, barter, barter, cash, cash in, change, change by reversal, cloverleaf, commerce, commercialism, conversion, dealings, fill in, foreign exchange, highway, interaction, junction, main road, mercantilism, quid pro quo, ransom, reciprocity, redeem, replace, reverse, sell, spaghetti junction, stand in, sub, substitute, swap, swap, switch, swop, swop, trade, trade, trade in, traffic, transfer, turn

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