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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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