verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- bart's hemoglobin,
- bartered bride, the,
- barth's hernia,
- barth, john,
- barth, karl
Origin of barter
Examples from the Web for bartered
They confirmed that some soldiers have bartered away military equipment, including knives, helmets, and flak jackets, for drugs.
They bartered their provisions for beads and other toys, but seemed more desirous of having linen than anything else.Notable Voyagers|W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Napoleon could not have bartered away Venice if it had not belonged to him.The Liberation of Italy|Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
The poor debtor could not have bartered his honour for a sorrier bribe.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2 (of 10)|Alexander Pope
Word Origin for barter
mid-15c., apparently from Old French barater "to barter, cheat, deceive, haggle" (also, "to have sexual intercourse"), 12c., of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Celtic language (cf. Irish brath "treachery"). Connection between "trading" and "cheating" exists in several languages. Related: Bartered; bartering. The noun is first recorded 1590s, from the verb.