Definition and Meanings for barter

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Barter is ranked 22,536 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of barter

intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb, noun

Etymology of barter

oe. bartren, of. barater, bareter, to cheat, exchange, perh. fr. gr. pra`ttein to do, deal (well or ill), use practices or tricks, or perh. fr. celtic; cf. ir. brath treachery, w. brad. cf. barrator

Meaning of barter


as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to traffic or trade, by exchanging one commodity for another, in distinction from a sale and purchase, in which money is paid for the commodities transferred; to truck.

as transitive verb

  • to trade or exchange in the way of barter; to exchange (frequently for an unworthy consideration); to traffic; to truck; -- sometimes followed by away; as, to barter away goods or honor.

as noun

  • the act or practice of trafficking by exchange of commodities; an exchange of goods.
  • the thing given in exchange.
  • No antonyms for barter

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