1. [ noun ] (chemistry) chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another
Related terms: chemical_phenomenon photochemical_exchange
2. [ verb ] give to, and receive from, one another
Synonyms: change interchange

"Would you change places with me?" "We have been exchanging letters for a year"

Related terms: transfer sell substitute trade substitute trade cash bargain barter ransom interchange
3. [ noun ] the act of changing one thing for another thing

"the was a short exchange of strokes before Connors won the point" "Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience"

Related terms: group_action rally trade-off commute
4. [ noun ] a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one)

"they had a bitter exchange"

Related terms: conversation
5. [ noun ] the act of giving something in return for something received

"deductible losses on sales or exchanges of property are allowable"

Related terms: transaction logrolling
6. [ verb ] exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category
Synonyms: change convert commute

"Could you convert my dollars into pounds?" "He changed his name" "convert centimeters into inches" "convert holdings into shares"

Related terms: replace implement launder rectify utilize break capitalize switch conversion exchanger
7. [ noun ] (telecommunications,work) a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
Synonyms: telephone_exchange central
Related terms: workplace switchboard centrex telephone_system
8. [ verb ] change over, change around, or switch over
Synonyms: switch switch_over
Related terms: change_by_reversal commutation
9. [ noun ] (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes
Synonyms: rally

"after a short rally Connors won the point"

Related terms: group_action table_tennis tennis squash badminton squash
10. [ noun ] (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop

"black lost the exchange"

Related terms: capture chess
11. [ verb ] exchange a penalty for a less severe one
Synonyms: commute convert
Related terms: change
12. [ noun ] (business) reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money especially the currencies of different countries
Synonyms: interchange

: "he earns his living from the interchange of currency"

Related terms: commerce barter foreign_exchange conversion change
13. [ verb ] hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent

"exchange prisoners" "exchange employees between branches of the company"

Related terms: transfer alternate commutation
14. [ noun ] (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value

"the endgame began after the exchange of queens"

Related terms: capture chess
15. [ noun ] the substitution of one method of payment for another
Synonyms: substitution commutation
Related terms: change substitution replacement weaning subrogation substitute commute switch_over
16. [ noun ] (work) a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members
Related terms: workplace stock_exchange corn_exchange commodity_exchange
17. [ noun ] the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another
Synonyms: substitution

: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help

Related terms: change replacement weaning subrogation commutation
Similar spelling:   exchanger