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bar·ter

 (bär′tər)
v. bar·tered, bar·ter·ing, bar·ters
v.intr.
To trade goods or services without the exchange of money.
v.tr.
To trade (goods or services) without the exchange of money.
n.
1. The act or practice of bartering.
2. Something bartered.
adj.
Of, relating to, or being something based on bartering: a barter economy.

[Middle English barteren, probably from Old French barater; see barrator.]

bar′ter·er n.

barter

(ˈbɑːtə)
vb
1. (Commerce) to trade (goods, services, etc) in exchange for other goods, services, etc, rather than for money: the refugees bartered for food.
2. (Commerce) (intr) to haggle over the terms of such an exchange; bargain
n
(Commerce) trade by the exchange of goods
[C15: from Old French barater to cheat; perhaps related to Greek prattein to do]
ˈbarterer n

bar•ter

(ˈbɑr tər)
v.i.
1. to trade by exchange of commodities rather than by the use of money.
v.t.
2. to exchange in trade, as one commodity for another; trade.
3. to bargain away unwisely or dishonorably (usu. fol. by away): bartering away one's pride for material gain.
n.
4. the act or practice of bartering.
5. items or an item for bartering.
[1400–50; late Middle English]
bar′ter•er, n.

barter


Past participle: bartered
Gerund: bartering

Imperative
barter
barter
Present
I barter
you barter
he/she/it barters
we barter
you barter
they barter
Preterite
I bartered
you bartered
he/she/it bartered
we bartered
you bartered
they bartered
Present Continuous
I am bartering
you are bartering
he/she/it is bartering
we are bartering
you are bartering
they are bartering
Present Perfect
I have bartered
you have bartered
he/she/it has bartered
we have bartered
you have bartered
they have bartered
Past Continuous
I was bartering
you were bartering
he/she/it was bartering
we were bartering
you were bartering
they were bartering
Past Perfect
I had bartered
you had bartered
he/she/it had bartered
we had bartered
you had bartered
they had bartered
Future
I will barter
you will barter
he/she/it will barter
we will barter
you will barter
they will barter
Future Perfect
I will have bartered
you will have bartered
he/she/it will have bartered
we will have bartered
you will have bartered
they will have bartered
Future Continuous
I will be bartering
you will be bartering
he/she/it will be bartering
we will be bartering
you will be bartering
they will be bartering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bartering
you have been bartering
he/she/it has been bartering
we have been bartering
you have been bartering
they have been bartering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bartering
you will have been bartering
he/she/it will have been bartering
we will have been bartering
you will have been bartering
they will have been bartering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bartering
you had been bartering
he/she/it had been bartering
we had been bartering
you had been bartering
they had been bartering
Conditional
I would barter
you would barter
he/she/it would barter
we would barter
you would barter
they would barter
Past Conditional
I would have bartered
you would have bartered
he/she/it would have bartered
we would have bartered
you would have bartered
they would have bartered

barter

To trade in exchange for other goods or services instead of in exchange for money.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barter - an equal exchangebarter - an equal exchange; "we had no money so we had to live by barter"
interchange, exchange - reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries); "he earns his living from the interchange of currency"
horse trade, horse trading - the swapping of horses (accompanied by much bargaining)
Verb1.barter - exchange goods without involving money
exchange, interchange, change - give to, and receive from, one another; "Would you change places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year"

barter

verb trade, sell, exchange, switch, traffic, bargain, swap, haggle, drive a hard bargain They have been bartering wheat for cotton and timber.
Translations
مُقايَضـهيُقايِض
směnné zbožívyměnit
byttevaredrive byttehandeltuske
árucsere
skiptavörurvöruskipti
išmainytimainų prekėmainyti
maiņas tirdzniecībapreču maiņatirgoties
vymeniť sivýmenný tovar
değiş tokuş malıdeğiş tokuş yapmaktakas etmektakas mal

barter

[ˈbɑːtəʳ]
A. Ntrueque m
B. VT to barter sth (for sth)trocar or cambiar algo (por algo)
C. VI to barter with sb (for sth)negociar con algn (por algo)
barter away VT + ADV [+ rights, freedom] → malvender

barter

[ˈbɑːrr]
néchange m, troc m
for barter → pour le troc
vt (= exchange) → troquer
to barter sth for sth → échanger qch contre qch, troquer qch contre qch
vi (= exchange things) → faire du troc

barter

vttauschen (for gegen)
vitauschen; (as general practice also) → Tauschhandel treiben; to barter for somethingum etw handeln; to barter for peaceüber einen Frieden verhandeln
n(Tausch)handel m

barter

:
barter economy
nTauschwirtschaft f
barter exchange
nTauschbörse f
barter society
nTauschgesellschaft f

barter

[ˈbɑːtəʳ]
1. vt to barter sth (for sth)barattare qc (con qc)
2. vi to barter with sb (for sth)barattare (qc) con qn
3. nbaratto

barter

(ˈbaːtə) verb
to trade by giving (one thing) in exchange (for another). The bandits bartered gold for guns.
noun
goods used in bartering. Some tribes use sea-shells as barter.
References in classic literature ?
The same thing holds true of all other possessions; for barter, in general, had its original beginning in nature, some men having a surplus, others too little of what was necessary for them: hence it is evident, that the selling provisions for money is not according to the natural use of things; for they were obliged to use barter for those things which they wanted; but it is plain that barter could have no place in the first, that is to say, in family society; but must have begun when the number of those who composed the community was enlarged: for the first of these had all things in common; but when they came to be separated they were obliged to exchange with each other many different things which both parties wanted.
He would have heard of channels and sandbanks, of natural features of the land useful for sea-marks, of villages and tribes and modes of barter and precautions to take: with the instructive tales about native chiefs dyed more or less blue, whose character for greediness, ferocity, or amiability must have been expounded to him with that capacity for vivid language which seems joined naturally to the shadiness of moral character and recklessness of disposition.
Some brought a few land-otter and sea-otter skins to barter, but in very scanty parcels; the greater number came prying about to gratify their curiosity, for they are said to be impertinently inquisitive; while not a few came with no other design than to pilfer; the laws of meum and tuum being but slightly respected among them.
Even before visiting the Marquesas, I had heard from men who had touched at the group on former voyages some revolting stories in connection with these savages; and fresh in my remembrance was the adventure of the master of the Katherine, who only a few months previous, imprudently venturing into this bay in an armed boat for the purpose of barter, was seized by the natives, carried back a little distance into their valley, and was only saved from a cruel death by the intervention of a young girl, who facilitated his escape by night along the beach to Nukuheva.
many a prince has been known To barter his robes for our cowl and our gown, But which of us e'er felt the idle desire To exchange for a crown the grey hood of a Friar!
These coins being scarce, the people were often forced to barter their commodities instead of selling them.
The Arickaras offered what they considered fair terms; to barter one horse, or even two horses, for a prisoner.
if men by selling their own souls could ride rampant for a term, for how short a term would I barter mine tonight
He makes the horses ill with too much water, cuts good harness, barters the tires of the wheels for drink, drops bits of iron into the thrashing machine, so as to break it.
On the other hand, swaps conducted through a barter exchange are reported by the exchange on Form 1099-B to its members, who are required to include in gross income the fair market value of the products or services provided.
Notebook: Two back-to-back half-hours sold as a one-hour strip, barter only.
In business for 27 years, Perry Constantinides, president of Barter Systems Inc.