Definitions for: Swap

[n] an equal exchange; "we had no money so we hd to live by barter"
[v] move (a piece of a program) into memory, in computer science
[v] exchange or give (something) in exchange for

Webster (1913) Definition: Swap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swapped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Swapping.] [OE. swappen to strike; cf. E. to strike a
bargain; perh. akin to E. sweep. Cf. Swap a blow, Swap,
v. i.] [Written also swop.]
1. To strike; -- with off. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] ``Swap off
his head!'' --Chaucer.

2. To exchange (usually two things of the same kind); to
swop. [Colloq.] --Miss Edgeworth.

Swap, v. i. [Cf. Swap, v. t.]
1. To fall or descend; to rush hastily or violently. --C.
Richardson (Dict.).

All suddenly she swapt adown to ground. --Chaucer.

2. To beat the air, or ply the wings, with a sweeping motion
or noise; to flap.

Swap, n. [Cf. G. schwapp, n., a slap, swap, schwapp,
schwapps, interj., slap! smack! and E. swap, v.t.]
1. A blow; a stroke. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

2. An exchange; a barter. [Colloq.] --Sir W. Scott.

Swap, adv. [See Swap, n.]
Hastily. [Prov. Eng.]

Synonyms: barter, quid pro quo, switch, swop, swop, trade, trade

See Also: change, exchange, exchange, go, horse trade, horse trading, interchange, interchange, locomote, move, thrash, travel

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