verb (used with object), ex·changed, ex·chang·ing.
verb (used without object), ex·changed, ex·chang·ing.
Origin of exchange
Synonyms for exchange
Related Words for exchangecommerce, transaction, network, transfer, swap, change, market, shuffle, barter, interdependence, interchange, conversion, commutation, reciprocity, revision, correspondence, traffic, substitution, shift, switch
Examples from the Web for exchange
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 19, 2014
Gross and an unnamed American intelligence agent were freed Wednesday in exchange for three Cuban spies.Cuba Protects America’s Most Wanted
December 18, 2014
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
December 13, 2014
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’
December 6, 2014
The evidence considered by the jury hinged on a 90-second exchange of words, violence, and gunshots.The Three Biggest Unanswered Questions About Ferguson
November 26, 2014
Historical Examples of exchange
They reached the office of Fouts, in the, latter street, just as the Exchange had closed.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
But I was not content with the first view that had been afforded me at the Exchange.
I saw you in the Exchange this morning—I saw you yesterday—and the day before.
And what do you propose to give him in exchange for the solace that you take away?Earth's Holocaust (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
Exchange typewriters with me so I can have the same machine.Her Father's Daughter
- 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.