Meaning of EXCHANGE in English

EXCHANGE

Function: verb

Inflected Form: ex · changed ; ex · chang · ing

Date: 15th century

transitive verb

1 a : to part with, give, or transfer in consideration of something received as an equivalent b : to have replaced by other merchandise < exchanged the shirt for one in a larger size>

2 : to part with for a substitute < exchanging future security for immediate pleasure>

3 : to give and receive reciprocally < exchange gifts>

intransitive verb

1 : to pass or become received in exchange

2 : to engage in an exchange

– ex · change · abil · i · ty \ iks- ˌ ch ā n-j ə - ' bi-l ə -t ē \ noun

– ex · change · able \ iks- ' ch ā n-j ə -b ə l \ adjective

– ex · chang · er \ iks- ' ch ā n-j ə r, eks- ˌ \ noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.