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barter

bar·ter

barter

 
pronunciation:
bar tr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: bartered, bartering, barters
definition: to trade services or commodities without the use of money.
Neither of them had any money, so they agreed to barter.
synonyms:
swap, trade, truck
similar words:
bargain, deal, exchange
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to trade (services or commodities) without the use of money.
I'm willing to barter my plumbing services for some meals at your restaurant.
synonyms:
swap, truck
similar words:
bargain, exchange, trade
definition 2: to trade unprofitably (often fol. by away).
He bartered away his best cow for a handful of corn.
similar words:
bargain, give, trade, truck
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or practice of exchanging goods or services without the use of money.
People often turn to barter during times of war.
synonyms:
trucking
similar words:
exchange, trade
definition 2: the items or services so exchanged.
They each clutched their barter and walked away happily.
synonyms:
truck
similar words:
bargain, commodities, goods, money, services
derivation: barterer (n.)
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