barter

I UK [ˈbɑː(r)tə(r)] / US [ˈbɑrtər] verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word forms "barter":
present tense I/you/we/they barter he/she/it barters present participle bartering past tense bartered past participle bartered
to exchange goods or services for other goods or services instead of using money

They got what they needed by bartering their livestock.

barter with:

We used to barter with the guards to get cigarettes.


II UK [ˈbɑː(r)tə(r)] / US [ˈbɑrtər] noun [uncountable]
1) the system of paying for goods or services with other goods or services instead of using money

a barter economy

2) something used as payment in a barter system

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • barter — bar·ter 1 / bär tər/ vi: to trade by exchanging one commodity or service for another vt: to trade or exchange by or as if by bartering compare sell barter 2 n: the art or practice of carrying on trade or exchange by or as if by bartering:… …   Law dictionary

  • Barter — Bar ter, v. t. 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barter — bárter s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  bárter s.n. Acord, în practica comercială, prin care părţile convin să schimbe între ele mărfuri de valori egale. (< engl. barter). Trimis de Anonim, 16.05.2005. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • barter — [bärt′ər] vi. [ME bartren < OFr barater, to barter, cheat: see BARRATOR] to trade by exchanging goods or services without using money vt. to give (goods or services) in return for other goods or services; trade n. 1. the act or practice of… …   English World dictionary

  • Barter — Bar ter, n. 1. The act or practice of trafficking by exchange of commodities; an exchange of goods. [1913 Webster] The spirit of huckstering and barter. Burke. [1913 Webster] 2. The thing given in exchange. [1913 Webster] Syn: Exchange; dealing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barter — (v.) mid 15c., apparently from O.Fr. barater to barter, cheat, deceive, haggle (also, to have sexual intercourse ), 12c., of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Celtic language (Cf. Ir. brath treachery ). Connection between trading and cheating… …   Etymology dictionary

  • barter — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. bartererze, blm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} rodzaj działalności handlowej, w której wzajemne należności partnerów rozlicza się poprzez wymianę towarów, bez angażowania w nią pieniędzy : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Barter… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Barter — Bar ter (b[aum]r t[ e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bartered} (b[aum]r t[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bartering}.] [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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barter — bàrter m DEFINICIJA ekon. oblik vezane trgovine, zamjena robe za robu (ob. u istoj vrijednosti i između dvaju partnera); trampa ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • barter — [v] trade goods or services bargain, exchange, haggle, swap, trade, traffic, truck; concept 104 …   New thesaurus

  • barter — ► VERB ▪ exchange (goods or services) for other goods or services. ► NOUN ▪ trading by bartering. ORIGIN probably from Old French barater deceive …   English terms dictionary

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