What is the meaning of exchange?


  • Chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another.
  • A mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one. )
    • usage: "they had a bitter exchange"
  • The act of changing one thing for another thing.
    • usage: "Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience"; "there was an interchange of prisoners"
  • The act of giving something in return for something received.
    • usage: "deductible losses on sales or exchanges of property are allowable"
  • A workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication.
  • A workplace for buying and selling; open only to members.
  • Sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes. (
    • usage: "after a short rally Connors won the point"
  • Reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries. )
    • usage: "he earns his living from the interchange of currency"
  • (n.) ()
  • Chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop. (
    • usage: "black lost the exchange"
  • Chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value. (
    • usage: "the endgame began after the exchange of queens"


  • Give to, and receive from, one another.
    • usage: "Would you change places with me"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year"
  • Exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category.
    • usage: "Could you convert my dollars into pounds"; "He changed his name"; "convert centimeters into inches"; "convert holdings into shares"
  • Change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence.
  • Hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent.
    • usage: "exchange prisoners"; "exchange employees between branches of the company"
  • Put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items.
    • usage: "the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt"; "substitute regular milk with fat-free milk"; "synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning"
  • Exchange a penalty for a less severe one.
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APAWordNet. (2010). exchange. Retrieved October 17, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/exchange/definitions/1189304
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