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barter

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verb bar·ter \ˈbär-tər\

Definition of barter

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to trade by exchanging one commodity for another :  to trade goods or services in exchange for other goods or services farmers bartering for supplies with their crops bartered with the store's owner

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to trade or exchange by or as if by bartering bartering work for food

barterer

play \-tər-ər\ noun

Origin and Etymology of barter

Middle English bartren, from Anglo-French *bareter to do business, exchange, alteration of Old French barater — more at barratry


First Known Use: 15th century


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barter

noun bar·ter

Definition of barter

  1. 1 :  the act or practice of trading goods or services for other goods or services :  the act or practice of carrying on trade by bartering

  2. 2 :  goods or services that are traded for other goods or services :  the thing given in exchange in bartering

Examples of barter in a sentence

  1. The tribes use a system of barter.

  2. The explorers used blankets and other supplies for barter to get food from the native people.

Origin and Etymology of barter

Middle English, noun derivative of bartren “to 1barter


First Known Use: 15th century


BARTER Defined for English Language Learners

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barter

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verb bar·ter \ˈbär-tər\

Definition of barter for English Language Learners

  • : to exchange things (such as products or services) for other things instead of for money


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barter

noun bar·ter

Definition of barter for English Language Learners

  • : a system in which goods or services are exchanged for other goods or services instead of for money

  • : goods or services that are exchanged for other goods or services


BARTER Defined for Kids

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barter

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verb bar·ter \ˈbär-tər\

Definition of barter for Students

bartered

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bartering

  1. :  to trade by exchanging one thing for another without the use of money

barterer

\ˈbär-tər-ər\ noun

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barter

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noun bar·ter

Definition of barter for Students

  1. :  the trade of one thing for another


Law Dictionary

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barter

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intransitive verb bar·ter \ˈbär-tər\

Legal Definition of barter

  1. :  to trade by exchanging one commodity or service for another

  2. transitive verb
  3. :  to trade or exchange by or as if by bartering — compare sell


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barter

noun bar·ter

Legal Definition of barter

  1. :  the art or practice of carrying on trade or exchange by or as if by bartering :  exchange of one commodity or service for another — compare sale



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