Definition of Exchange

1. Noun. Chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another.

Generic synonyms: Chemical Phenomenon
Specialized synonyms: Photochemical Exchange

2. Verb. Give to, and receive from, one another. "They exchange the goods"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year"
Exact synonyms: Change, Interchange
Generic synonyms: Transfer
Specialized synonyms: Sell, Cash, Cash In, Ransom, Redeem, Redeem, Fill In, Stand In, Sub, Substitute, Swap, Switch, Swop, Trade, Barter, Trade, Trade In
Derivative terms: Interchange

3. Noun. A mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one). "They had a bitter exchange"
Generic synonyms: Conversation

4. Verb. Exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category. "They exchange the money "; "Convert holdings into shares"
Exact synonyms: Change, Commute, Convert
Specialized synonyms: Rectify, Utilize, Capitalise, Capitalize, Launder, Break
Generic synonyms: Replace
Related verbs: Change, Shift, Switch
Derivative terms: Commutation, Conversion, Convertible, Exchanger

5. Noun. The act of changing one thing for another thing. "There was an interchange of prisoners"
Exact synonyms: Interchange
Generic synonyms: Group Action
Specialized synonyms: Trade-off, Tradeoff

6. Verb. Change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence.
Exact synonyms: Switch, Switch Over
Generic synonyms: Change By Reversal, Reverse, Turn
Derivative terms: Switch, Switch

7. Noun. The act of giving something in return for something received. "Deductible losses on sales or exchanges of property are allowable"
Generic synonyms: Dealing, Dealings, Transaction
Specialized synonyms: Logrolling

8. Verb. Hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent. "Exchange employees between branches of the company"
Generic synonyms: Reassign, Transfer
Specialized synonyms: Alternate

9. Noun. A workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication.
Exact synonyms: Central, Telephone Exchange
Specialized synonyms: Centrex, Patchboard, Plugboard, Switchboard
Group relationships: Phone System, Telephone System
Generic synonyms: Work, Workplace
Derivative terms: Central

10. Verb. Put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items. "Synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning"
Exact synonyms: Interchange, Replace, Substitute
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Shift, Reduce, Truncate, Retool, Subrogate
Derivative terms: Replacement, Substitute, Substitution, Substitution

11. Noun. A workplace for buying and selling; open only to members.

12. Verb. Exchange a penalty for a less severe one.
Exact synonyms: Commute, Convert
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Commutation, Commutation

13. Noun. (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes. "After a short rally Connors won the point"
Exact synonyms: Rally
Category relationships: Squash, Squash Rackets, Squash Racquets, Badminton, Lawn Tennis, Tennis, Ping-pong, Table Tennis
Generic synonyms: Group Action

14. Noun. Reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries). "He earns his living from the interchange of currency"
Exact synonyms: Interchange
Generic synonyms: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Specialized synonyms: Conversion, Barter, Swap, Swop, Trade, Foreign Exchange

15. Noun. The act of putting one thing or person in the place of another:. "He sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help"
Exact synonyms: Commutation, Substitution
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Replacement, Replacing, Subrogation, Ablactation, Weaning
Derivative terms: Commute, Commute, Substitute

16. Noun. (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop. "Black lost the exchange"
Generic synonyms: Capture
Category relationships: Chess, Chess Game

17. Noun. (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value. "The endgame began after the exchange of queens"
Generic synonyms: Capture
Category relationships: Chess, Chess Game

Definition of Exchange

1. n. The act of giving or taking one thing in return for another which is regarded as an equivalent; as, an exchange of cattle for grain.

2. v. t. To part with give, or transfer to another in consideration of something received as an equivalent; -- usually followed by for before the thing received.

3. v. i. To be changed or received in exchange for; to pass in exchange; as, dollar exchanges for ten dimes.

Definition of Exchange

1. Noun. An act of exchanging or trading. ¹

2. Noun. A place for conducting trading. ¹

3. Noun. (''telephony, US only?'') The fourth through sixth digits of a ten-digit phone number (the first three before the introduction of area codes). ¹

4. Noun. A conversation. ¹

5. Noun. (context: chess) The loss of one piece and associated capture of another ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To trade or barter. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To replace with a similar item. ¹

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Definition of Exchange

1. to give and receive reciprocally [v -CHANGED, -CHANGING, -CHANGES]

Medical Definition of Exchange

1. 1. To part with give, or transfer to another in consideration of something received as an equivalent; usually followed by for before the thing received. "Exchange his sheep for shells, or wool for a sparking pebble or a diamond." (Locke) 2. To part with for a substitute; to lay aside, quit, or resign (something being received in place of the thing with); as, to exchange a palace for cell. "And death for life exchanged foolishly." (Spenser) "To shift his being Is to exchange one misery with another." (Shak) 3. To give and receive reciprocally, as things of the same kind; to barter; to swap; as, to exchange horses with a neighbor; to exchange houses or hats. "Exchange forgiveness with me, noble Hamlet." (Shak) Synonym: To barter, change, commute, interchange, bargain, truck, swap, traffic. Origin: Cf.OF. Eschangier, F. Echanger. See Exchange. 1. The act of giving or taking one thing in return for another which is regarded as an equivalent; as, an exchange of cattle for grain. 2. The act of substituting one thing in the place of another; as, an exchange of grief for joy, or of a scepter for a sword, and the like; also, the act of giving and receiving reciprocally; as, an exchange of civilities or views. 3. The thing given or received in return; especially, a publication exchanged for another. 4. The process of setting accounts or debts between parties residing at a distance from each other, without the intervention of money, by exchanging orders or drafts, called bills of exchange. These may be drawn in one country and payable in another, in which case they are called foreign bills; or they may be drawn and made payable in the same country, in which case they are called inland bills. The term bill of exchange is often abbreviated into exchange; as, to buy or sell exchange. A in London is creditor to B in new York, and C in London owes D in New York a like sum. A in London draws a bill of exchange on B in New York; C in London purchases the bill, by which A receives his debt due from B in New York. C transmits the bill to D in New York, who receives the amount from B. 5. A mutual grant of equal interests, the one in consideration of the other. Estates exchanged must be equal in quantity, as fee simple for fee simple. 6. The place where the merchants, brokers, and bankers of a city meet at certain hours, to transact business. In this sense often contracted to 'Change. Arbitration of exchange. See Arbitration. Bill of exchange. See Bill. Exchange broker. See Broker. Par of exchange, the established value of the coin or standard of value of one country when expressed in the coin or standard of another, as the value of the pound sterling in the currency of France or the United States. The par of exchange rarely varies, and serves as a measure for the rise and fall of exchange that is affected by the demand and supply. Exchange is at par when, for example, a bill in new York, for the payment of one hundred pounds sterling in London, can be purchased for the sum. Exchange is in favor of a place when it can be purchased there at or above par. Telephone exchange, a central office in which the wires of any two telephones or telephone stations may be connected to permit conversation. Synonym: Barter, dealing, trade, traffic, interchange. Origin: OE. Eschange, eschaunge, OF. Eschange, fr. Eschangier, F. Echanger, to exchange; pref. Ex- out + F. Changer. See Change, and cf. Excamb. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Exchange

excess annual growth
excess lactate
excess return
excessive number
excessive numbers
exchange (current term)
exchange premium
exchange rate
exchange rates
exchange student
exchange students
exchange transfusion
exchange zone
exchange zones

Literary usage of Exchange

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publishers Weeklyby Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1875)
"At the exchange will be represented the Publishers and Wholesale and Retail Trade of the country. Application for membership, including all the privileges ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"If one assumes all of the exchange proceeds through the linkage isomer, the equilibrium quotient is 3 X 105, whereas if one assumes the rather arbitrary ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1890)
"Doctor Paries treasons: The building of the Royall exchange, and the famous ... The exchange soon became a fashionable lounge for citizens of all classes, ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"6d. per sicca rupee, being the East India Company's rate of * exchange between India and Great Brit- [* 462] ain at the time the said legacy became payable, ..."

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