verb (used with object), ex·changed, ex·chang·ing.
verb (used without object), ex·changed, ex·chang·ing.
- excess sound pressure,
- excess supply,
- excess-profits tax,
- exchange force,
- exchange rate,
- exchange rate mechanism,
- exchange student,
- exchange transfusion
Origin of exchange
Examples from the Web for exchange
Gift cards are sold at kiosks in shopping malls or even websites that catering to this exchange market.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gross and an unnamed American intelligence agent were freed Wednesday in exchange for three Cuban spies.
Each time he mentions a story point or repeats an exchange of dialogue, he glances up to see if she's smiling.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In exchange for the increase in sales, the dispensaries pay the service, not the consumer.Days Are Numbered for Nestdrop, LA’s ‘Uber for Weed’|Justin Hampton|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The evidence considered by the jury hinged on a 90-second exchange of words, violence, and gunshots.The Three Biggest Unanswered Questions About Ferguson|Jacob Siegel|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He proposes to exchange papers connected with the departments.The Life of Sir Rowland Hill, Vol. II (of 2)|Rowland Hill
Exchange bows, of course, if a Quaker will bow; but I'm too happy to-day to be disturbed by talk with him.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
The common monetary system prevailing in every land fostered trade and facilitated the exchange of products.The Moon Metal|Garrett P. Serviss
That autumn Elias went into Ranen with his whole family in the six-oared boat, to exchange it for a ten-oared boat.The Visionary|Jonas Lie
Careful reading of the pamphlet, however, shows that these stocks are not a part of the exchange list.Twenty Years a Detective in the Wickedest City in the World|Clifton R. Wooldridge
- anything given or received as an equivalent, replacement, or substitute for something else
- (as modifier)an exchange student
- a place where securities or commodities are sold, bought, or traded, esp by brokers or merchantsa stock exchange; a corn exchange
- (as modifier)an exchange broker
- the system by which commercial debts between parties in different places are settled by commercial documents, esp bills of exchange, instead of by direct payment of money
- the percentage or fee charged for accepting payment in this manner
Word Origin for exchange
late 14c., "act of reciprocal giving and receiving," from Anglo-French eschaunge, Old French eschange (Modern French échange), from Late Latin excambium, from excambiare, from Latin ex- "out" (see ex-) + cambire "barter" (see change). Practice of merchants or lenders meeting to exchange bills of debt led to meaning "building for mercantile business" (1580s).
late 15c., from Old French eschangier "exchange, barter," from Vulgar Latin *excambiare (source of Italian scambiare); see exchange (n.). Related: Exchanged; exchanging.
see in exchange.