AskDefine | Define barter

Dictionary Definition

barter n : an equal exchange; "we had no money so we had to live by barter" [syn: swap, swop, trade] v : exchange goods without involving money

User Contributed Dictionary



Barter \Bar"ter\


From barater, of uncertain origin (maybe Celtic).


  1. an equal exchange; "we had no money so we had to live by barter"


an equal exchange


  1. exchange goods or services without involving money



exchange goods or services without involving money

Extensive Definition

For other uses, see Barter (disambiguation).


barter in Bulgarian: Бартер
barter in Czech: Barterový obchod
barter in Danish: Byttehandel
barter in German: Tauschhandel
barter in Estonian: Bartertehing
barter in Modern Greek (1453-): Ανταλλακτική οικονομία
barter in Spanish: Trueque
barter in Esperanto: Natura interŝanĝo
barter in French: Troc
barter in Indonesian: Barter
barter in Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Troco
barter in Italian: Baratto
barter in Hebrew: סחר חליפין
barter in Lithuanian: Natūriniai mainai
barter in Malay (macrolanguage): Sistem barter
barter in Dutch: Ruilhandel
barter in Japanese: 物々交換
barter in Polish: Barter
barter in Portuguese: Escambo
barter in Russian: Договор мены
barter in Simple English: Barter
barter in Swedish: Byteshandel
barter in Turkish: Barter
barter in Ukrainian: Бартер

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abalienate, abalienation, agency, alien, alienate, alienation, amortization, amortize, amortizement, assign, assignation, assignment, backscratching, bargain, bargain and sale, bartering, bequeath, bequeathal, brokerage, buy and sell, buying and selling, cede, cession, change, confer, conferment, conferral, consign, consignation, consignment, convey, conveyance, conveyancing, deal, dealing, deed, deed over, deeding, deliver, deliverance, delivery, demise, devolve upon, disposal, disposition, do business, doing business, enfeoff, enfeoffment, even trade, exchange, give, give in exchange, give title to, give-and-take, giving, hand, hand down, hand on, hand over, horse trading, horse-trade, interchange, jobbing, lease and release, logrolling, make over, merchandising, negotiate, pass, pass on, pass over, pork barrel, retailing, sale, sell, settle, settle on, settlement, settling, sign away, sign over, surrender, swap, swap horses, swapping, switch, take in exchange, trade, trade in, trade off, trade sight unseen, trading, traffic, trafficking, transfer, transference, transmission, transmit, transmittal, truck, turn over, vesting, wheeling and dealing, wholesaling
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