verb (used with object), ex·changed, ex·chang·ing.
verb (used without object), ex·changed, ex·chang·ing.
Origin of exchange
Synonyms for exchange
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Historical Examples of exchanger
The rates of exchange of foreign coins were fixed by proclamation, and the office of exchanger limited to a particular place.The History of Currency, 1252 to 1896
William Arthur Shaw
During the course of the unprofitable labour of waiting till he had found an exchanger who wanted coals, he might have perished.
He cannot exist, except as a beggar, unless he puts himself in the condition to become an exchanger.
- 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.