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ex·change

 (ĭks-chānj′)
v. ex·changed, ex·chang·ing, ex·chang·es
v.tr.
1. To give in return for something received; trade: exchange dollars for francs; exchanging labor for room and board.
2. To give and receive reciprocally; interchange: exchange gifts; exchange ideas.
3. To give up for a substitute: exchange a position in the private sector for a post in government.
4. To turn in for replacement: exchange defective merchandise at a store.
v.intr.
1. To give something in return for something received; make an exchange.
2. To be received in exchange: At that time the British pound exchanged for $2.80.
n.
1. The act or an instance of exchanging: a prisoner exchange; an exchange of greetings.
2. One that is exchanged.
3. A place or network for exchanging things, especially a center where securities or commodities are bought and sold.
4. A telephone exchange.
5.
a. A system of payments using instruments, such as negotiable drafts, instead of money.
b. The fee or percentage charged for participating in such a system of payment.
6. A bill of exchange.
7. A rate of exchange.
8. The amount of difference in the actual value of two or more currencies or between values of the same currency at two or more places.
9. A dialogue: a heated exchange between the two in-laws.
adj.
Of or relating to a reciprocal arrangement between a local and a foreign institution or group: an exchange student; exchange programs for students learning foreign languages.

[Middle English eschaungen, from Anglo-Norman eschaungier, from Vulgar Latin *excambiāre : Latin ex-, ex- + Late Latin cambīre, to exchange, barter; see change.]

ex·change′a·ble adj.

exchange

(ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ)
vb
1. (tr) to give up, part with, or transfer (one thing) for an equivalent: to exchange gifts; to exchange francs for dollars.
2. (tr) to give and receive (information, ideas, etc); interchange
3. (tr) to replace (one thing) with another, esp to replace unsatisfactory goods
4. to transfer or hand over (goods) in return for the equivalent value in kind rather than in money; barter; trade
5. (Chess & Draughts) (tr) chess to capture and surrender (pieces, usually of the same value) in a single sequence of moves
n
6. the act or process of exchanging
7.
a. anything given or received as an equivalent, replacement, or substitute for something else
b. (as modifier): an exchange student.
8. an argument or quarrel; altercation: the two men had a bitter exchange.
9. (Telecommunications) Also called: telephone exchange a switching centre in which telephone lines are interconnected
10. (Stock Exchange)
a. a place where securities or commodities are sold, bought, or traded, esp by brokers or merchants: a stock exchange; a corn exchange.
b. (as modifier): an exchange broker.
11. (Commerce)
a. 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
b. the percentage or fee charged for accepting payment in this manner
12. (Banking & Finance) a transfer or interchange of sums of money of equivalent value, as between different national currencies or different issues of the same currency
13. (Banking & Finance) (often plural) the cheques, drafts, bills, etc, exchanged or settled between banks in a clearing house
14. (Chess & Draughts) chess the capture by both players of pieces of equal value, usually on consecutive moves
15. (Chess & Draughts) lose the exchange chess to lose a rook in return for a bishop or knight
16. (Chess & Draughts) win the exchange chess to win a rook in return for a bishop or knight
17. (Medicine) med another word for transfusion2
18. (Atomic Physics) physics a process in which a particle is transferred between two nucleons, such as the transfer of a meson between two nucleons
[C14: from Anglo-French eschaungier, from Vulgar Latin excambiāre (unattested), from Latin cambīre to barter]
exˈchangeable adj
exˌchangeaˈbility n
exˈchangeably adv

ex•change

(ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ)

v. -changed, -chang•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to give up (something) for something else; part with for some equivalent or substitute.
2. to replace (returned merchandise) with something else.
3. to give and receive reciprocally; interchange: to exchange blows; to exchange gifts.
4. to transfer for a recompense; barter: to exchange goods with foreign countries.
v.i.
5. to make an exchange; engage in bartering, replacing, or substituting one thing for another.
6. to pass or be taken in exchange or as an equivalent.
n.
7. the act, process, or an instance of exchanging.
8. something that is given or received as a replacement or substitution for something else: The car was a fair exchange.
9. a place for buying and selling commodities, securities, etc., typically open only to members.
10. a central office or central station: a telephone exchange.
11. the settling of debits and credits by bills of exchange rather than by the actual transfer of money.
12. the settling of financial obligations by the transfer of credits.
13. the reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money, as in the currencies of two different countries.
15.
a. the amount of the difference in value between two or more currencies.
b. the difference in value of the same currency in two different places.
16. the checks, drafts, etc., exchanged at a clearinghouse.
[1250–1300; Middle English eschaungen < Anglo-French eschaungier < Vulgar Latin *excambiāre (see ex-1, change)]
ex•change′a•ble, adj.
ex•change`a•bil′i•ty, n.
ex•chang′er, n.

exchange

When people exchange things, they give them to each other at the same time.

We exchanged addresses.
They exchanged glances.

If you exchange one thing for another, you give the first thing to someone and they give the second thing to you.

She exchanged the jewels for money.
Leather goods made in the camp were exchanged for bread and clothing.

exchange


Past participle: exchanged
Gerund: exchanging

Imperative
exchange
exchange
Present
I exchange
you exchange
he/she/it exchanges
we exchange
you exchange
they exchange
Preterite
I exchanged
you exchanged
he/she/it exchanged
we exchanged
you exchanged
they exchanged
Present Continuous
I am exchanging
you are exchanging
he/she/it is exchanging
we are exchanging
you are exchanging
they are exchanging
Present Perfect
I have exchanged
you have exchanged
he/she/it has exchanged
we have exchanged
you have exchanged
they have exchanged
Past Continuous
I was exchanging
you were exchanging
he/she/it was exchanging
we were exchanging
you were exchanging
they were exchanging
Past Perfect
I had exchanged
you had exchanged
he/she/it had exchanged
we had exchanged
you had exchanged
they had exchanged
Future
I will exchange
you will exchange
he/she/it will exchange
we will exchange
you will exchange
they will exchange
Future Perfect
I will have exchanged
you will have exchanged
he/she/it will have exchanged
we will have exchanged
you will have exchanged
they will have exchanged
Future Continuous
I will be exchanging
you will be exchanging
he/she/it will be exchanging
we will be exchanging
you will be exchanging
they will be exchanging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been exchanging
you have been exchanging
he/she/it has been exchanging
we have been exchanging
you have been exchanging
they have been exchanging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been exchanging
you will have been exchanging
he/she/it will have been exchanging
we will have been exchanging
you will have been exchanging
they will have been exchanging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been exchanging
you had been exchanging
he/she/it had been exchanging
we had been exchanging
you had been exchanging
they had been exchanging
Conditional
I would exchange
you would exchange
he/she/it would exchange
we would exchange
you would exchange
they would exchange
Past Conditional
I would have exchanged
you would have exchanged
he/she/it would have exchanged
we would have exchanged
you would have exchanged
they would have exchanged

exchange

The price at which one currency can be exchanged for another currency, or for gold. To prevent fluctuations in the rate of exchange, exchange rates can be fixed or controlled. Exchange rates which are left free to market forces are known as floating exchange rates.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exchange - chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another
chemical phenomenon - any natural phenomenon involving chemistry (as changes to atoms or molecules)
photochemical exchange - an exchange produced by the chemical action of radiant energy (especially light)
2.exchange - a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one); "they had a bitter exchange"
conversation - the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
3.exchange - the act of changing one thing for another thing; "Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience"; "there was an interchange of prisoners"
group action - action taken by a group of people
tradeoff, trade-off - an exchange that occurs as a compromise; "I faced a tradeoff between eating and buying my medicine"
4.exchange - the act of giving something in return for something received; "deductible losses on sales or exchanges of property are allowable"
transaction, dealing, dealings - the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities); "no transactions are possible without him"; "he has always been honest is his dealings with me"
logrolling - act of exchanging favors for mutual gain; especially trading of influence or votes among legislators to gain passage of certain projects
5.exchange - a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communicationexchange - a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
centrex - (CENTRal EXchange) a kind of telephone exchange
patchboard, plugboard, switchboard - telephone central where circuits are completed with patchcords
phone system, telephone system - a communication system that transmits sound between distant points
workplace, work - a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"
6.exchange - a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members
commodities exchange, commodities market, commodity exchange - an exchange for buying and selling commodities for future delivery
corn exchange - an exchange where grains are bought and sold
trading floor, floor - a large room in a exchange where the trading is done; "he is a floor trader"
securities market, stock exchange, stock market - an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers
workplace, work - a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"
7.exchange - (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes; "after a short rally Connors won the point"
squash rackets, squash racquets, squash - a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets
badminton - a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net
lawn tennis, tennis - a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
Ping-Pong, table tennis - a game (trademark Ping-Pong) resembling tennis but played on a table with paddles and a light hollow ball
group action - action taken by a group of people
8.exchange - reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries); "he earns his living from the interchange of currency"
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
conversion - act of exchanging one type of money or security for another
barter, swap, swop, trade - an equal exchange; "we had no money so we had to live by barter"
foreign exchange - the system by which one currency is exchanged for another; enables international transactions to take place
9.exchange - the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help"
change - the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
replacement, replacing - the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another; "replacing the star will not be easy"
subrogation - (law) the act of substituting of one creditor for another
weaning, ablactation - the act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal
10.exchange - (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop; "black lost the exchange"
capture - the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
11.exchange - (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value; "the endgame began after the exchange of queens"
capture - the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
Verb1.exchange - give to, and receive from, one another; "Would you change places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year"
transfer - cause to change ownership; "I transferred my stock holdings to my children"
sell - exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"
cash, cash in - exchange for cash; "I cashed the check as soon as it arrived in the mail"
ransom, redeem - exchange or buy back for money; under threat
redeem - to turn in (vouchers or coupons) and receive something in exchange
stand in, sub, substitute, fill in - be a substitute; "The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague"; "The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet"
swap, swop, switch, trade - exchange or give (something) in exchange for
barter - exchange goods without involving money
trade in, trade - turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase; "trade in an old car for a new one"
2.exchange - exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; "Could you convert my dollars into pounds?"; "He changed his name"; "convert centimeters into inches"; "convert holdings into shares"
rectify - convert into direct current; "rectify alternating current"
utilize - convert (from an investment trust to a unit trust)
capitalise, capitalize - convert (a company's reserve funds) into capital
replace - substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected); "He replaced the old razor blade"; "We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago"; "the insurance will replace the lost income"; "This antique vase can never be replaced"
launder - convert illegally obtained funds into legal ones
switch, change, shift - lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"
break - exchange for smaller units of money; "I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy"
3.exchange - change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence
change by reversal, reverse, turn - change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"
4.exchange - hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent; "exchange prisoners"; "exchange employees between branches of the company"
reassign, transfer - transfer somebody to a different position or location of work
alternate - exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions
5.exchange - put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items; "the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt"; "substitute regular milk with fat-free milk"; "synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
shift - move and exchange for another; "shift the date for our class reunion"
reduce - simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another
truncate - replace a corner by a plane
retool - provide (a workshop or factory) with new tools
subrogate - substitute one creditor for another, as in the case where an insurance company sues the person who caused an accident for the insured
6.exchange - exchange a penalty for a less severe one
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

exchange

verb
1. interchange, change, trade, switch, swap, truck, barter, reciprocate, bandy, give to each other, give to one another We exchanged addresses.
noun
1. conversation, talk, word, discussion, chat, dialogue, natter, powwow I had a brief exchange with him before I left.
3. market, money market, Bourse the Stock Exchange

exchange

verb
1. To give up in return for something else:
Informal: swap.
2. To give and receive:
noun
The act of exchanging or substituting:
Informal: swap.
Translations
اسْتِبْدال، صَرْفتَراشُق بالكَلام، تَبادُل كلام غاضِبسِعْر الصَّرْف، سِعْر التَّبادُلمَرْكِز التَّبادُل التِّجاري، بورْصَهمُقايَضَه، مُبادَلَه
burzavýměnavyměnitvyměnit si
udveksleudvekslingvalutakursveksleveksling
interŝanĝo
vaihtaa
razmjenaburzarazmijeniti
pénzváltásszóváltás
gengigjaldeyrisviîskiptikauphöll, verîbréfamarkaîurorîaskipti, rifrildisímstöî
取り交わす
교환하다
apsikeitimasbiržakeitimaskomutatoriusmainai
apmaiņaapmaiņai pretapmainītiesbiržamaiņa
izmenjatiizmenjavazamenjati
byta ut
แลกเปลี่ยน
alış verişborsadeğiş tokuşdeğiştirmedeğiştirmek
trao đổi

exchange

[ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ]
A. N
1. (= act) [of prisoners, publications, stamps] → intercambio m, canje m; [of ideas, information, contracts] → intercambio m
in exchange fora cambio de
exchange of gunfiretiroteo m
exchange of viewscambio m de impresiones
exchange of wordsdiálogo m
2. (= barter) → trueque m
3. (Fin) [of currency] → cambio m
foreign exchange (= money) → divisas fpl, moneda f extranjera
4. (= building) (for trade in corn, cotton) → lonja f; (= stock exchange) → bolsa f
(telephone) exchange (public) → central f telefónica; (private) → centralita f, conmutador m (LAm)
B. VT
1. (gen) → cambiar (for por) [+ prisoners, publications, stamps] → canjear (for, with por con) [+ greetings, shots] → cambiar; [+ courtesies] → hacerse; [+ blows] → darse
we exchanged glancesnos miramos el uno al otro, cruzamos una mirada
2. (= barter) → trocar
C. CPD exchange control Ncontrol m de cambios
exchange rate Ntipo m de cambio
Exchange Rate Mechanism Nmecanismo m de paridades or de cambio del Sistema Monetario Europeo
exchange restrictions NPLrestricciones fpl monetarias
exchange value Ncontravalor m
exchange visit Nvisita f de intercambio

exchange

[ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ]
n
[gifts, prisoners] → échange m
an exchange of views → un échange de vues
in exchange → en échange
in exchange for → en échange de
(by students, sportspeople)échange m
cultural exchanges → échanges culturels
(= conversation) → échange m
a heated exchange → un échange vif
(also foreign exchange) → change m
(also telephone exchange) → central m
vt
[+ goods, purchase] → échanger
to exchange sth for sth → échanger qch contre qch
I exchanged the book for a video → J'ai échangé le livre contre une vidéo.
[+ cards, letters, presents] → échanger; [+ smiles, greetings] → échanger
to exchange sth with sb → échanger qch avec qnexchange control ncontrôle m des changes
exchange controls → les contrôles des changesexchange programme n (for students)programme m d'échanges; (for adults)programme m d'échanges de poste à posteexchange rate ntaux m de changeexchange rate mechanism nmécanisme m de changeexchange student nétudiant(e) m/f en échangeexchange visit néchange m

exchange

vt books, glances, seatstauschen; foreign currencywechseln, umtauschen (→ for in +acc); information, views, secrets, experiences, hostages, phone numbersaustauschen; to exchange wordseinen Wortwechsel haben; to exchange letterseinen Briefwechsel führen; to exchange blowssich schlagen; to exchange fire (with)einen Schusswechsel haben (mit); to exchange greetingssich grüßen; to exchange insultssich gegenseitig beleidigen; to exchange giftssich (gegenseitig) beschenken; to exchange one thing for anothereine Sache gegen eine andere austauschen or (in shop) → umtauschen
n
(of goods, stamps)Tausch m; (of prisoners, views, secrets, diplomatic notes)Austausch m; (of one bought item for another)Umtausch m; an exchange of fireein Schusswechsel m; in exchangedafür; in exchange for moneygegen Geld or Bezahlung; in exchange for a tablefür einen Tisch; in exchange for lending me your cardafür, dass Sie mir Ihr Auto geliehen haben; that’s not a fair exchange for my bikedas ist kein fairer Tausch für mein Rad; to lose by the exchangeeinen schlechten Tausch machen; fair exchange is no robbery (Prov) → Tausch ist kein Raub (Prov)
(Fin: = act) → Wechseln nt; (= place)Wechselstube f
(St Ex) → Börse f
(telephone) exchangeFernvermittlungsstelle f (form), → Fernamt nt; (in office etc) → (Telefon)zentrale f
(= altercation)Wortwechsel m

exchange

:
exchange broker
n (St Ex) → Devisenmakler(in) m(f)
exchange control
n (Fin) → Devisenkontrolle f
exchange market
n (Fin) → Devisenmarkt m
exchange rate
nWechselkurs m
Exchange Rate Mechanism
n (Fin) → Wechselkursmechanismus m
exchange student
nAustauschstudent(in) m(f)
exchange teacher
nAustauschlehrer(in) m(f)
exchange value
nTauschwert m
exchange visit
n (Sch etc) → Austauschbesuch m; to be on an exchangeeinen Austauschbesuch machen

exchange

[ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ]
1. n
a.scambio
in exchange for → in cambio di
an exchange of gunfire → uno scontro a fuoco
b. (Comm) foreign exchangecambio
c. (also telephone exchange) → centralino
2. vt to exchange sth for sth/with sbscambiare qc con qc/con qn; (prisoners, stamps, greetings) → scambiarsi
to exchange blows → venire alle mani

exchange

(iksˈtʃeindʒ) verb
1. to give, or give up, in return for something else. Can you exchange a dollar note for two 50-cent pieces?
2. to give and receive in return. They exchanged amused glances.
noun
1. the giving and taking of one thing for another. He gave me a pencil in exchange for the marble; An exchange of opinions is helpful.
2. a conversation or dispute. An angry exchange took place between the two brothers when their father's will was read.
3. the act of exchanging the money of one country for that of another.
4. the difference between the value of money in different countries. What is the rate of exchange between the U.S. dollar and the yen?
5. a place where business shares are bought and sold or international financial dealings carried on.
6. (also telephone exchange) a central telephone system where lines are connected.
exˈchangeable adjective

exchange

يَتَبَادَلُ vyměnit si udveksle austauschen ανταλλάσσω intercambiar vaihtaa échange razmjena scambiare 取り交わす 교환하다 uitwisselen veksle wymienić trocar обменивать byta ut แลกเปลี่ยน karşılıklı yapmak trao đổi 交换

ex·change

vt. cambiar;
n. intercambio.

exchange

n intercambio
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Everyone rides--old men, stout ladies, little children-- and the young folks do a deal of flirting here, I say a pair exchange rose buds, for it's the thing to wear one in the button-hole, and I thought it rather a nice little idea.
Beyond Chicago we were under the protection of a friendly passenger conductor, who knew all about the country to which we were going and gave us a great deal of advice in exchange for our confidence.
It was very warm, and for a while they did nothing but exchange remarks about the heat, the sun, the glare.
We should then exchange a warlike for a useless friend
Tears stood in each other's eyes with this terrible exchange of domestic confidences.
No matter for the money," said she, giving him a little push towards the door; for her old gentility was contumaciously squeamish at sight of the copper coin, and, besides, it seemed such pitiful meanness to take the child's pocket-money in exchange for a bit of stale gingerbread.
We could only exchange, on this, one of our deeper mutual soundings, and it was Mrs.
Besides, they would exchange the whaling news, and have an agreeable chat.
Jurgis had never expected to get married-- he had laughed at it as a foolish trap for a man to walk into; but here, without ever having spoken a word to her, with no more than the exchange of half a dozen smiles, he found himself, purple in the face with embarrassment and terror, asking her parents to sell her to him for his wife--and offering his father's two horses he had been sent to the fair to sell.
So long as the law considers all these human beings, with beating hearts and living affections, only as so many things belonging to a master,--so long as the failure, or misfortune, or imprudence, or death of the kindest owner, may cause them any day to exchange a life of kind protection and indulgence for one of hopeless misery and toil,--so long it is impossible to make anything beautiful or desirable in the best regulated administration of slavery.
There was an exchange of bugle blasts; then a parley from the walls, where men-at-arms, in hauberk and morion, marched back and forth with halberd at shoulder under flapping banners with the rude figure of a dragon displayed upon them; and then the great gates were flung open, the drawbridge was lowered, and the head of the cavalcade swept forward under the frowning arches; and we, following, soon found ourselves in a great paved court, with towers and turrets stretching up into the blue air on all the four sides; and all about us the dismount was going on, and much greeting and ceremony, and running to and fro, and a gay display of moving and intermingling colors, and an altogether pleasant stir and noise and confusion.
But it was very simple; the train came sliding down, and when it reached the right spot it just stopped--that was all there was "to it"--stopped on the steep incline, and when the exchange of passengers and baggage had been made, it moved off and went sliding down again.