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Meaning of BARTER

Pronunciation:  'bârtur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an equal exchange; "we had no money so we hd to live by barter"
  2. [v]  exchange goods without involving money

BARTER is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: quid pro quo, swap, swop, trade
 See Also: change, exchange, exchange, horse trade, horse trading, interchange, interchange



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bar"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bartered} (?); p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Bartering}.] [OE. bartren, OF. barater, bareter, to
    cheat, exchange, perh. fr. Gr. ? to do, deal (well or ill),
    use practices or tricks, or perh. fr. Celtic; cf. Ir. brath
    treachery, W. brad. Cf. {Barrator}.]
    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. \Bar"ter\, 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. \Bar"ter\, n.
    1. The act or practice of trafficking by exchange of
       commodities; an exchange of goods.
             The spirit of huckstering and barter. --Burke.
    2. The thing given in exchange.
    Syn: Exchange; dealing; traffic; trade; truck.
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