barter


barter
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Moneyless exchange of goods
Nouns
1. barter, exchange, truck, interchange; marketing, trade, commerce, buying and selling, traffic, business, custom, shopping; commercial enterprise, speculation, [stock-]jobbing, brokerage, stockbroking, agiotage; transaction, deal, bargain (See cheapness); reciprocation; trading, dealing, negotiation; haggling, dickering, free trade, open market; black market; collective bargaining; parallel rate. Slang, wheeling and dealing, horse trading. See sale.
2. (medium of barter) trading stamps; trade-in; horse trade. See transfer.
3. (one who barters) dealer, trader, merchant, businessman, agent. Slang, wheeler-dealer.
Verbs
1. barter, exchange, truck, interchange; trade, traffic, buy and sell, give and take; carry on, ply, or drive a trade; be in business, be in the city; keep a shop; deal in, employ one's capital in. Slang, wheel and deal, horse-trade.
2. (barter with risk) speculate, give a sprat to catch a herring, buy in the cheapest and sell in the dearest market; rig the market.
3. (make an agreement to barter) trade (in), deal or have dealings with, transact or do business with, open or keep an account with, patronize; drive or make a bargain, negotiate, bargain, bid for, haggle, palter, dicker; cheapen, beat down; outbid, underbid; ask, charge; strike a bargain, contract, or compact. Informal, shake on it. See agreement.
Adjectives — commercial, mercantile, trading; interchangeable, marketable, staple, for sale; wholesale, retail.
Adverbs — across the counter; in or on the market.
Phrases — give the Devil his due.
Quotations — Buying and selling is essentially antisocial (Edward Bellamy), Here's the rule for bargains: "Do other men, for they would do you" (Charles Dickens), Great trade will always be attended with considerable abuses (Edmund Burke).
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. trade, exchange, traffic; see business 1 , exchange 2 .
v.
Syn. trade, bargain, swap*; see exchange 2 , sell 1 .
See Synonym Study at sell .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
trade, exchange, swap, deal, do business.

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