interchange

verb
in·​ter·​change | \ ˌin-tər-ˈchānj How to pronounce interchange (audio) \
interchanged; interchanging; interchanges

Definition of interchange

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to put each of (two things) in the place of the other
2 : exchange

intransitive verb

: to change places mutually

interchange

noun
in·​ter·​change | \ ˈin-tər-ˌchānj How to pronounce interchange (audio) \

Definition of interchange (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the act, process, or an instance of interchanging : exchange
2 : a junction of two or more highways by a system of separate levels that permit traffic to pass from one to another without the crossing of traffic streams

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Other Words from interchange

Verb

interchanger noun

Examples of interchange in a Sentence

Verb We interchanged the two tires.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The merger could allow trains traveling north and south to avoid having to interchange cars and potentially bypass Chicago, a busy and often congested hub in the U.S. freight system. Jacquie Mcnish, WSJ, "Railroads Strike a $25 Billion Merger," 21 Mar. 2021 The mothers continued to interchange their litters for some time until one day Chilli moved into new territory, taking all the cubs with her. Margie Goldsmith, Forbes, "A South African Cheetah Mothers Eight Cubs Including Her Daughter’s Cubs," 11 Mar. 2021 These goggles have an amazing ability to quickly interchange their high-contrast lenses protected with smudge, scratch, anti-fog, and moisture-resistant coating. Popular Science, "Best snowboard goggles: Stay protected on the slopes," 23 Feb. 2021 Lamps, available in a variety of designs and prices and typically scattered throughout a home, are easy to interchange. Chris Bynum, NOLA.com, "Change up your spaces with accessories you have on hand -- it's good for your decor and your psyche," 13 Aug. 2020 More than 40 acts performed on six stages, interchanging at rapid speed. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Brite Winter shows why it’s a Cleveland tradition with 2020 festival," 23 Feb. 2020 This is ideal for Guardiola, who allows his players the freedom to interchange positions, so long as there is a teammate to cover their role. SI.com, "Rodri: Statistically the Perfect Midfielder for Pep Guardiola and Manchester City," 4 July 2019 The understanding and interchanging between Pulisic and Arriola returned, and right back Reggie Cannon (replacing Nick Lima) kept Jamaican threat Leon Bailey pinned deep. Brian Straus, SI.com, "After Handling Jamaica, Weather Delay, USMNT Gets Gold Cup Final vs. Mexico," 4 July 2019 Like the Contender, barrels in different calibers are easily interchanged, making it an extremely versatile handgun. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, "The Best Handguns for Deer Hunting," 8 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The girl was killed by at least one gunshot wound around 5:28 p.m. Sunday in a residence on 1113 Healy St., about 5 miles southwest of the Interstate 40/Interstate 440 interchange. William Sanders, Arkansas Online, "Police name suspect in killing of North Little Rock girl, 13," 3 Apr. 2021 Visa and Mastercard plans included raising interchange fees for many online purchases by around 0.05 to 0.10 of a percentage point, according to a document reviewed by the Journal. Annamaria Andriotis, WSJ, "Visa, Mastercard Delay Credit-Card Swipe Fee Increases," 16 Mar. 2021 Hoover 911 received a call a 11:52 p.m. about a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 65 southbound near the Interstate 459 interchange. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Man jumps to death from I-65 after Hoover police tried for 30 minutes to stop him," 18 Feb. 2021 All 38 attendees Friday voted to approve the new interchange policy. Steven Litt, cleveland, "NOACA board approves new policy on interchanges that could limit sprawl, encourage smart growth," 12 Dec. 2020 Most parts that fit on 835s and 500s interchange, and all of these guns have drilled and tapped receivers. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, "How to Build the Ultimate Turkey Shotgun," 23 Mar. 2021 The interchange point in Kansas City could remove a roadblock, speeding up shipments by allowing some cargo to remain on the same car. David Goldman, CNN, "Railroad megamerger would create the first Mexico-US-Canada freight rail network," 21 Mar. 2021 The interchange of the two highways laid waste to part of the central business district. Tom Condon, courant.com, "$17B Hartford highway plan includes tunnels, 3 new bridges and riverfront park; new neighborhood proposed in East Hartford," 19 Mar. 2021 The weather forecast is finally just right to all but shut down the Interstate 430 bridge over the Arkansas River this weekend to accelerate some of the work on the $31.7 million project on the I-430/Cantrell Road interchange. Arkansas Democrat-gazette, Arkansas Online, "March 5, 2021: This week in Arkansas news," 5 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of interchange

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for interchange

Verb

Middle English entrechaungen, from Anglo-French *entrechanger, from entre- inter- + changer to change

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Time Traveler for interchange

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The first known use of interchange was in the 14th century

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1 Apr 2021

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“Interchange.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interchange. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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More Definitions for interchange

interchange

verb

English Language Learners Definition of interchange

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to put each of two or more things in the place of the other

interchange

noun

English Language Learners Definition of interchange (Entry 2 of 2)

: the act of sharing or exchanging things
: an area where two or more highways meet that is designed to allow traffic to move from one highway to another without stopping

interchange

verb
in·​ter·​change | \ ˌin-tər-ˈchānj How to pronounce interchange (audio) \
interchanged; interchanging

Kids Definition of interchange

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to put each in the place of the other : exchange You can interchange the two signs.

interchange

noun
in·​ter·​change | \ ˈin-tər-ˌchānj How to pronounce interchange (audio) \

Kids Definition of interchange (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an act or instance of sharing or exchanging things an interchange of ideas
2 : an area where highways meet and it is possible to move from one to the other without stopping

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