Definition of Barter

1. Noun. An equal exchange. "We had no money so we had to live by barter"

Exact synonyms: Swap, Swop, Trade
Generic synonyms: Exchange, Interchange
Specialized synonyms: Horse Trade, Horse Trading
Derivative terms: Swap, Swop, Trade, Trade



2. Verb. Exchange goods without involving money. "Sam wants to barter with Sue "
Generic synonyms: Change, Exchange, Interchange
Derivative terms: Barterer

Definition of Barter

1. v. i. 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.

2. 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.

3. n. The act or practice of trafficking by exchange of commodities; an exchange of goods.

Definition of Barter

1. Noun. an equal exchange ¹

2. Verb. exchange goods or services without involving money ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Barter

1. to trade [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: trade

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barter

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barspins
barstaurant
barstaurants
barstool
barstooler
barstools
barstowite
bartelkeite
bartend
bartended
bartender
bartenders
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barter (current term)
barter away
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barterer
barterers
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barters
bartery
barth
barths
bartisan
bartisans
bartizan

Literary usage of Barter

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1. The Value of Money by Benjamin McAlester Anderson (1917)
"In general, with reference to barter, this point is significant. The money economy has made barter easier rather than harder. It has made possible a host of ..."

2. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"Systems of barter — "Sold Out" — Fleeced and Victimized by the "Trader" —Indian Wants and Necessities—The Charm of Novelty— An Incident at Fort ..."

3. Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University, Herbert Baxter Adams (1892)
"barter and trade are other incidents of social aggregation. ... The Iliad speaks of barter.1 The Esthonian word raha, money, in the related language of the ..."

4. The Growth of English Industry and Commerce by William Cunningham (1882)
"barter AND FACILITIES FOR EXCHANGE. 19. Conditions and Limits of Exchange, 1o. ... barter. Exchange in its earliest forms will always be barter, ..."

5. Philosophy of Law by Josef Kohler, Adalbert Albrecht (1914)
"(b) The Evolution of barter. 1. At first all barter transactions were promptly and immediately completed, particularly barter between different tribes, ..."

6. Daboll's Schoolmaster's Assistant: Improved and Enlarged, Being a Plain by Nathan Daboll, Samuel Green (1843)
"20 cts. per gallon ready money, but in barter lie will have t dol. 35 cts. per gallon : В lias linen at 58 cts. ner yard ready ..."

7. Principles of Political Economy by Charles Gide (1902)
"V. How the Improvements in Exchange bring us back to barter. The evolution we have just followed affords a most singular spectacle. ..."

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