American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To trade goods or services without the exchange of money.
- v. To trade (goods or services) without the exchange of money.
- n. The act or practice of bartering.
- n. Something bartered.
- adj. Of, relating to, or being something based on bartering: a barter economy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To traffic or trade by exchanging one commodity for another, in distinction from buying and selling for money.
- To give (one thing or commodity) for another of equivalent or supposed equivalent value: with a person, for (formerly with) a thing: as, to barter one's jewels for bread.
- To exchange, in general.
- n. The act of exchanging; specifically, the act or practice of trafficking by exchange of commodities.
- n. The thing given in exchange.
- n. An arithmetical rule by which the values of different goods are ascertained and compared
- n. Synonyms Dealing, trade, traffic, truck, interchange.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To traffic or trade, by exchanging one commodity for another, in distinction from a
saleand purchase, in which money is paid for the commodities transferred; to truck.
- v. To trade or exchange in the way of barter; to exchange (frequently for an unworthy consideration); to traffic; to truck; -- sometimes followed by
- n. The act or practice of trafficking by exchange of commodities; an exchange of goods.
- n. The thing given in exchange.
- n. an equal exchange
- v. exchange goods without involving money
- From Old French barater, of uncertain origin (maybe Celtic). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English barteren, probably from Old French barater; see barrator. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Balzack chews beef bones i barter from the butcher at the grocery store. i keep him supplied with fish and game and he keep me supplied with bones for him to chew.”
“Whatever they canâ€ ™ t grow hydroponically, they barter from the city above, Topside.”
“These cucumbers are exchanged in barter with fish.”
“Cash, as it turns out, isn't necessarily the preferred medium of exchange: on Chicago's South Side, barter is just as common.”
“Ukraine was dealing in barter and mutual accounting in kind.”
“Mr. Bandelier has shown that the word barter properly designates the transactions where such articles passed.”
“Anything gay always goes on the head; it is amusing to think that the considerable quantity of cloth we have given in barter has all gone to clothe that member, already so amply covered by the mass of frizzy hair.”
“Israelites might have brought from Egypt more clothes than they wore at their outset; they might also have obtained supplies of various articles of food and raiment in barter with the neighboring tribes for the fleeces and skins of their sheep and goats; and in furnishing them with such opportunities the care of Providence appeared.”
“Jon Swallen, the senior vice president for research at Kantar Media, which measures the economic value of television shows, estimated that CBS took in about $155 million in advertising on the program last year, while Warner Brothers added $268 million in what are known as barter sales in the syndicated repeats of the show.”
“The term "barter" -- at least to me -- evokes images of bearded and draped, sandal-clad men in the time of Jesus.”
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