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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barter  \Bar"ter\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bartered}  (?);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Bartering}.]  [OE.  bartren,  OF  barater  bareter  to 
  cheat,  exchange,  perh.  fr  Gr  ?  to  do  deal  (well  or  ill), 
  use  practices  or  tricks,  or  perh.  fr  Celtic;  cf  Ir  brath 
  treachery,  W.  brad.  Cf  {Barrator}.] 
  To  traffic  or  trade  by  exchanging  one  commodity  for  another, 
  in  distinction  from  a  sale  and  purchase,  in  which  money  is 
  paid  for  the  commodities  transferred;  to  truck. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barter  \Bar"ter\,  v.  t. 
  To  trade  or  exchange  in  the  way  of  barter;  to  exchange 
  (frequently  for  an  unworthy  consideration);  to  traffic;  to 
  truck;  --  sometimes  followed  by  away  as  to  barter  away 
  goods  or  honor. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barter  \Bar"ter\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  practice  of  trafficking  by  exchange  of 
  commodities;  an  exchange  of  goods. 
 
  The  spirit  of  huckstering  and  barter.  --Burke. 
 
  2.  The  thing  given  in  exchange. 
 
  Syn:  Exchange;  dealing;  traffic;  trade  truck. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barter 
  n  :  an  equal  exchange;  "we  had  no  money  so  we  hd  to  live  by 
  barter"  [syn:  {swap},  {swop},  {trade},  {quid  pro  quo}] 
  v  1:  haggle  over  the  terms  of  an  exchange;  bargain  [syn:  {bargain}] 
  2:  exchange  goods 




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