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Webster 1913 Edition


Barter

Bar′ter

(bär′tẽr)
,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Bartered
(bär"tẽrd);
p. pr. & vb. n.
Bartering
.]
[OE.
bartren
, OF.
barater
,
bareter
, to cheat, exchange, perh. fr. Gr.
πράττειν
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.

Bar′ter

,
Verb.
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
.

Bar′ter

,
Noun.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Barter

B'ARTER

,
Verb.
I.
[L.vario,vertol Class Br.] To traffick or trade, by exchanging one commodity for another, in distinction from a sale and purchase, in which money is paid for the commodities transferred.

B'ARTER

,
Verb.
T.
To give one thing for another in commerce. It is sometimes followed by away; as, to barter away goods or honor.

B'ARTER

,
Noun.
The act or practice of trafficking by exchange of commodities; sometimes, perhaps, the thing given in exchange.

Definition 2022


barter

barter

English

Noun

barter (plural barters)

  1. an equal exchange
    We had no money so we had to live by barter.

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Verb

barter (third-person singular simple present barters, present participle bartering, simple past and past participle bartered)

  1. exchange goods or services without involving money

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