• (RP) enPR: ĭntə(r)chānj', IPA: /ɪntə(ɹ)ˈtʃeɪndʒ/
  • (America) enPR: ĭntərchānj', IPA: /ɪntɚˈtʃeɪndʒ/
  • (RP) enPR: ĭn'tə(r)chānj, IPA: /ˈɪntə(ɹ).tʃeɪndʒ/
  • (America) enPR: ĭn'tərchānj, IPA: /ˈɪntɚtʃeɪndʒ/

interchange (interchanges, present participle interchanging; past and past participle interchanged)

  1. (transitive) to switch (each of two things)
    to interchange places
  2. (transitive) to mutually give and receive (something); to exchange
    • c. 1591–1592, William Shakespeare, “The Third Part of Henry the Sixt, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene vii]:
      I shall interchange / My waned state for Henry's regal crown.
  3. (intransitive) to swap or change places
  4. (transitive) to alternate; to intermingle or vary
    to interchange cares with pleasures
  5. (transport) To act as or carry out an interchange (noun, senses 2, 3).
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Noun


  1. An act of interchanging.
  2. A highway junction in which traffic may change from one road to another without crossing a stream of traffic.
  3. (rail transport) A connection between two or more lines, services or modes of transport; a station at which such a connection can be made.
    Holborn tube station is the only interchange between the London Underground Central and Piccadilly Lines
  • (rail transport) outerchange (in some contexts only, see usage notes)
Translations Translations
  • French: échangeur autoroutier
  • Portuguese: trevo rodoviário
  • Russian: у́зел

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