un bartering

barter

[bahr-ter]
verb (used without object)
1.
to trade by exchange of commodities rather than by the use of money.
verb (used with object)
2.
to exchange in trade, as one commodity for another; trade.
3.
to bargain away unwisely or dishonorably (usually followed by away ): bartering away his pride for material gain.
noun
4.
the act or practice of bartering.
5.
items or an item for bartering: We arrived with new barter for the villagers.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English, apparently < Anglo-French, Old French bareter, barater (see barrator), with shift of sense

barterer, noun
outbarter, verb (used with object)
unbartered, adjective
unbartering, adjective


1, 2. traffic. See trade.
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barter (ˈbɑːtə)
 
vb
1.  to trade (goods, services, etc) in exchange for other goods, services, etc, rather than for money: the refugees bartered for food
2.  (intr) to haggle over the terms of such an exchange; bargain
 
n
3.  trade by the exchange of goods
 
[C15: from Old French barater to cheat; perhaps related to Greek prattein to do]
 
'barterer
 
n

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barter
mid-15c., from O.Fr. barater "to barter, cheat, deceive, haggle" (also, "to have sexual intercourse"), 12c., of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Celtic language (cf. Ir. brath "treachery"). Connection between "trading" and "cheating" exists in several languages. The noun is first recorded 1590s.
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barter definition


The exchange of goods or services for other goods or services, rather than for money.

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