- IPA: /ɛksˈtʃeɪndʒ/
- An act of exchanging or trading.
- All in all, it was an even exchange.
- an exchange of cattle for grain
- A place for conducting trading.
- The stock exchange is open for trading.
- A telephone exchange.
- (telephony, US) The fourth through sixth digits of a ten-digit phone number (the first three before the introduction of area codes).
- The 555 exchange is reserved for use by the phone company, which is why it's often used in films.
- NPA-NXX-1234 is standard format, where NPA is the area code and NXX is the exchange.
- A conversation.
- After an exchange with the manager, we were no wiser.
- 2014, Ian Black, "Courts kept busy as Jordan works to crush support for Isis ↗", The Guardian, 27 November 2014:
- “Why bother with the daily grind when you can go to Mosul, get paid $400 a month, get a wife – and live an Islamic way,” went an exchange between two men overheard by a fellow passenger in a taxi. Rumour has it that a woman whose husband died fighting with Isis now receives a generous widow’s pension from jihadi coffers.
- (chess) The loss of one piece and associated capture of another
- (obsolete) The thing given or received in return; especially, a publication exchanged for another.
- (biochemistry) The transfer of substances or elements like gas, amino-acids, ions etc. sometimes through a surface like a membrane.
- (finance) The difference between the values of money in different places.
- French: échange, troc
- German: Austausch, Tausch
- Italian: scambio, cambio
- Portuguese: troca
- Russian: обме́н
- Spanish: intercambio
exchange (exchanges, present participle exchanging; past and past participle exchanged)
- (transitive) To trade or barter.
- I'll gladly exchange my place for yours.
- (transitive) To replace with, as a substitute.
- I'd like to exchange this shirt for one in a larger size.
- Since his arrest, the mob boss has exchanged a mansion for a jail cell.
- (trade or barter) truck, wrixle; See also Thesaurus:trade or Thesaurus:barter
- (replace with a substitute) interchange, swap; See also Thesaurus:switch
- French: échanger, troquer
- German: tauschen
- Italian: cambiare, scambiare
- Portuguese: negociar, cambiar
- Russian: обме́ниваться
- Spanish: cambiar, intercambiar, canjear