exchange

[ iks-cheynj ]
/ ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ /

verb (used with object), ex·changed, ex·chang·ing.

verb (used without object), ex·changed, ex·chang·ing.

to make an exchange; engage in bartering, replacing, or substituting one thing for another.
to pass or be taken in exchange or as an equivalent.

noun

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Origin of exchange

1250–1300; (v.) Middle English eschaungen < Anglo-French eschaungier < Vulgar Latin *excambiāre (see ex-1, change); (noun) Middle English eschaunge < Anglo-French (Old French eschange), derivative of eschaungier; modern spelling with ex- on the model of ex-1

OTHER WORDS FROM exchange

ex·chang·er, nounpre·ex·change, verb (used with object), pre·ex·changed, pre·ex·chang·ing.re·ex·change, verb, re·ex·changed, re·ex·chang·ing.un·ex·changed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for exchanger

  • During the course of the unprofitable labour of waiting till he had found an exchanger who wanted coals, he might have perished.

    Knowledge is Power:|Charles Knight
  • He cannot exist, except as a beggar, unless he puts himself in the condition to become an exchanger.

    Knowledge is Power:|Charles Knight
  • The rates of exchange of foreign coins were fixed by proclamation, and the office of exchanger limited to a particular place.

British Dictionary definitions for exchanger (1 of 2)

exchanger
/ (ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒə) /

noun

a person or thing that exchanges

British Dictionary definitions for exchanger (2 of 2)

exchange
/ (ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of exchange

exchangeable, adjectiveexchangeability, nounexchangeably, adverb

Word Origin for exchange

C14: from Anglo-French eschaungier, from Vulgar Latin excambiāre (unattested), from Latin cambīre to barter
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Medical definitions for exchanger

exchange
[ ĭks-chānj ]

v.

To substitute one thing for another.

n.

The act of substituting one thing for another.
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Idioms and Phrases with exchanger

exchange

see in exchange.

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