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

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 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 Others play around with the language in different ways, such as interchanging masculine and feminine pronouns or a speaker choosing to subvert the male case’s patriarchal dominance and default to the female form. Washington Post, "A guide to how gender-neutral language is developing around the world," 15 Dec. 2019 This powered press or hammer system will interchange tools depending on the shape needed. Glenn S. Daehn, The Conversation, "‘Robotic blacksmithing’: A technology that could revive US manufacturing," 11 Dec. 2019 The screwdriver tip can be interchanged into any of 12 different bits that range from Allen ends to Philips heads, each magnetic and useful. NBC News, "16 useful gift ideas for people who spend too much time at the office," 18 Dec. 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The site, which is zoned for commercial and industrial use, is near the Route 24/I-95 interchange and is surrounded by a number of residential developments, houses of worship and an elementary school. David Anderson, baltimoresun.com, "Lawsuit challenging Abingdon Business Park forest plan dismissed, but legal challenges to project continue," 6 Nov. 2020 The travel center will be located on the southeast corner of the I-65 interchange at Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road. Paul Gattis | Pgattis@al.com, al, "Buc-ee’s, convenience store with cult following, to spend $35 million on new Alabama location," 30 Oct. 2020 Ashlee Bingham, 22, was standing behind her disabled Nissan Maxima in a lane travel just after midnight early Sunday near the Norwood Lateral interchange, according to investigators. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, "Woman killed in Sunday crash on I-75," 26 Oct. 2020 The state is spending $55 million to lengthen the short on- and off-ramps along a roughly 2-mile-long section of the highway between the Route 9 interchange and Exit 41. Don Stacom, courant.com, "I-84 Exit 40 ramp near Westfarms mall reopens as DOT works on $55 million highway widening," 22 Oct. 2020 One of the three drivers was going the wrong way on the northbound interstate, and at least two of the cars collided head-on near the Oregon 99W interchange, according to Portland police. oregonlive, "Driver killed in crash on I-5 in SW Portland; northbound lanes closed," 22 Sep. 2020 Most lanes on the Beltway’s inner loop near the Rockville Pike interchange were blocked after a tree fell onto the highway. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, "Record-setting rain deluges Washington, submerging roads and stranding drivers," 10 Sep. 2020 Commissioners who voted to hold the item asked for more information from planning staff on the planned state overhaul of the I-49/Wedington interchange and potential impact on traffic. Stacy Ryburn, Arkansas Online, "Fayetteville commission holds on farmland rezoning request," 27 Oct. 2020 The city center of Siena, Italy (pop. 30k), is roughly the size of this highway interchange in Houston, Texas (pop. 0). Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "30,000 people can fit in the space taken by this Houston highway intersection," 21 Aug. 2020

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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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Cite this Entry

“Interchange.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interchange. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for interchange

interchange

verb
How to pronounce interchange (audio)

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
How to pronounce interchange (audio)

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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