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 for Exchange
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  exchange \ex*change"\ ([e^]ks*ch[=a]nj"), n. [OE. eschange,
     eschaunge, OF. eschange, fr. eschangier, F. ['e]changer, to
     exchange; pref. ex- out + F. changer. See Change, and cf.
     1. The act of giving or taking one thing in return for
        another which is regarded as an equivalent; as, an
        exchange of cattle for grain.
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     2. The act of substituting one thing in the place of another;
        as, an exchange of grief for joy, or of a scepter for a
        sword, and the like; also, the act of giving and receiving
        reciprocally; as, an exchange of civilities or views.
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     3. The thing given or received in return; esp., a publication
        exchanged for another. --Shak.
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     4. (Com.) The process of setting accounts or debts between
        parties residing at a distance from each other, without
        the intervention of money, by exchanging orders or drafts,
        called bills of exchange. These may be drawn in one
        country and payable in another, in which case they are
        called foreign bills; or they may be drawn and made
        payable in the same country, in which case they are called
        inland bills. The term bill of exchange is often
        abbreviated into exchange; as, to buy or sell exchange.
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     Note: A in London is creditor to B in New York, and C in
           London owes D in New York a like sum. A in London draws
           a bill of exchange on B in New York; C in London
           purchases the bill, by which A receives his debt due
           from B in New York. C transmits the bill to D in New
           York, who receives the amount from B.
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     5. (Law) A mutual grant of equal interests, the one in
        consideration of the other. Estates exchanged must be
        equal in quantity, as fee simple for fee simple.
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     6. The place where the merchants, brokers, and bankers of a
        city meet at certain hours, to transact business; also,
        the institution which sets regulations and maintains the
        physical facilities of such a place; as, the New York
        Stock Exchange; a commodity exchange. In this sense the
        word was at one time often contracted to 'change
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     Arbitration of exchange. See under Arbitration.
     Bill of exchange. See under Bill.
     Exchange broker. See under Broker.
     Par of exchange, the established value of the coin or
        standard of value of one country when expressed in the
        coin or standard of another, as the value of the pound
        sterling in the currency of France or the United States.
        The par of exchange rarely varies, and serves as a measure
        for the rise and fall of exchange that is affected by the
        demand and supply. Exchange is at par when, for example, a
        bill in New York, for the payment of one hundred pounds
        sterling in London, can be purchased for the sum. Exchange
        is in favor of a place when it can be purchased there at
        or above par.
     Telephone exchange, a central office in which the wires of
        any two telephones or telephone stations may be connected
        to permit conversation.
     Syn: Barter; dealing; trade; traffic; interchange.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exchange \Ex*change"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exchanged; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Exchanging.] [Cf.OF. eschangier, F. ['e]changer. See
     Exchange, n.]
     1. To part with give, or transfer to another in consideration
        of something received as an equivalent; -- usually
        followed by for before the thing received.
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              Exchange his sheep for shells, or wool for a
              sparking pebble or a diamond.         --Locke.
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     2. To part with for a substitute; to lay aside, quit, or
        resign (something being received in place of the thing
        parted with); as, to exchange a palace for cell.
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              And death for life exchanged foolishly. --Spenser.
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              To shift his being
              Is to exchange one misery with another. --Shak.
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     3. To give and receive reciprocally, as things of the same
        kind; to barter; to swap; as, to exchange horses with a
        neighbor; to exchange houses or hats.
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              Exchange forgiveness with me, noble Hamlet. --Shak.
     Syn: To barter; change; commute; interchange; bargain; truck;
          swap; traffic.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exchange \Ex*change"\, v. i.
     To be changed or received in exchange for; to pass in
     exchange; as, dollar exchanges for ten dimes.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes
           places with another
      2: a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one);
         "they had a bitter exchange"
      3: the act of changing one thing for another thing; "Adam was
         promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience";
         "there was an interchange of prisoners" [syn: exchange,
      4: the act of giving something in return for something received;
         "deductible losses on sales or exchanges of property are
      5: a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility
         where lines from telephones can be connected together to
         permit communication [syn: central, telephone exchange,
      6: a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members
      7: (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes;
         "after a short rally Connors won the point" [syn: rally,
      8: reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially
         the currencies of different countries); "he earns his living
         from the interchange of currency" [syn: exchange,
      9: the act of putting one thing or person in the place of
         another: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution
         came too late to help" [syn: substitution, exchange,
      10: (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or
          bishop; "black lost the exchange"
      11: (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive
          moves) of pieces of equal value; "the endgame began after
          the exchange of queens"
      v 1: give to, and receive from, one another; "Would you change
           places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a
           year" [syn: exchange, change, interchange]
      2: exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or
         category; "Could you convert my dollars into pounds?"; "He
         changed his name"; "convert centimeters into inches";
         "convert holdings into shares" [syn: change, exchange,
         commute, convert]
      3: change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence
         [syn: switch over, switch, exchange]
      4: hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent;
         "exchange prisoners"; "exchange employees between branches of
         the company"
      5: put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent
         items; "the con artist replaced the original with a fake
         Rembrandt"; "substitute regular milk with fat-free milk";
         "synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the
         context's meaning" [syn: substitute, replace,
         interchange, exchange]
      6: exchange a penalty for a less severe one [syn: commute,
         convert, exchange]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  332 Moby Thesaurus words for "exchange":
     American Stock Exchange, Amex, ESP, Wall Street, abalienate,
     abalienation, agency, agent, alien, alienate, alienation,
     altercation, alternate, alternation, alternative, amortization,
     amortize, amortizement, analogy, answer, area code, argument,
     assign, assignation, assignment, backup, badinage, bandy, banter,
     bargain, bargain and sale, barter, bartering,
     battledore and shuttlecock, be quits with, bequeath, bequeathal,
     board, boomerang, bourse, brokerage, buy and sell,
     buying and selling, cede, cession, chaff, change, change for,
     changeling, colloquial discourse, colloquy, comeback, commerce,
     commodity exchange, communication, communion, commutation, commute,
     comparison, compensate, compound for, confer, conferment,
     conferral, congress, connection, consign, consignation,
     consignment, contact, conversation, converse, conversing, convey,
     conveyance, conveyancing, cooperate, cooperation, copy, corn pit,
     correspondence, counter, counterblast, counterblow, counterchange,
     counterfeit, counterstroke, cross fire, curb, curb exchange,
     curb market, deal, dealing, dealings, deed, deed over, deeding,
     delegation, deliver, deliverance, delivery, demise, deputation,
     deputy, deputyship, devolve upon, disagreement, discourse,
     displace, displacement, disposal, disposition, do business,
     doing business, double, dub in, dummy, enfeoff, enfeoffment, equal,
     equivalent, ersatz, exchange floor, fake, fill-in, fooling,
     fooling around, get back at, get even with, ghost, ghostwriter,
     give, give and take, give in exchange, give place to,
     give title to, give-and-take, giving, good-natured banter, hand,
     hand down, hand on, hand over, harmless teasing, horse trading,
     horse-trade, imitation, information, interaction, interchange,
     intercommunication, intercommunion, intercourse, interlocution,
     intermutation, interplay, jape, jest, jive, jobbing, joke, josh,
     kidding, kidding around, lease and release, lex talionis,
     linguistic intercourse, locum tenens, logroll, make do with,
     make over, make way for, makeshift, market, measure for measure,
     merchandising, message, metaphor, metonymy, mutual admiration,
     mutual support, mutual transfer, mutuality, negotiate,
     next best thing, offer in exchange, outside market,
     over-the-counter market, pass, pass on, pass over, pay back,
     permutation, permute, persiflage, personnel, phone book,
     phone number, phony, pinch hitter, pit, pleasantry,
     power of attorney, proxy, put up with, quarrel, quid pro quo,
     quotation board, raillery, rallying, rapping, reciprocality,
     reciprocate, reciprocation, reciprocity, recoil, redeem, relief,
     replace, replacement, reply, representation, representative,
     requite, reserves, respond, response, retailing, retaliate,
     retaliation, retort, return, return the compliment, ridicule,
     ring in, ringer, sale, second string, secondary, sell, settle,
     settle on, settlement, settling, shift with, sign, sign away,
     sign over, social intercourse, something for something, spares,
     speaking, speech, speech circuit, speech situation, sport,
     stand-in, stock exchange, stock market, stock ticker, sub,
     subrogation, substituent, substitute, substitution, succedaneum,
     supersedence, superseder, superseding, supersedure, supersession,
     supplantation, supplanter, supplanting, supplantment, surrender,
     surrogate, swap, swap horses, swapping, switch, symbol, synecdoche,
     take in exchange, talking, telepathy, telephone area,
     telephone directory, telephone exchange, telephone market,
     telephone number, the Big Board, the Exchange, the Street,
     third market, third string, ticker, ticker tape, tit for tat,
     token, touch, trade, trade in, trade off, trade sight unseen,
     trading, traffic, trafficking, transfer, transference,
     transmission, transmit, transmittal, transposal, transpose,
     transposition, truck, turn over, twit, two-way communication,
     understudy, unpleasantness, utility player, verbal intercourse,
     vesting, vicar, vicariousness, vice-president, vice-regent,
     wheat pit, wheeling and dealing, wholesaling

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  EXCHANGE, com. law. This word has several significations.
       2.-1. Exchange is a negotiation by which one person transfers to 
  another funds which he has in a certain place, either at a price agreed 
  upon, or which is fixed by commercial usage. This transfer is made by means 
  of an instrument which represents such funds, and is well known by the name 
  of a bill of exchange. 
       3.-2. The price which is paid in order to obtain such transfer, is 
  also known among merchants by the name of exchange; as, exchange on England 
  is five per cent. See 4 Wash. C. C. R. 307. Exchange on foreign money is to 
  be calculated according to the usual rate at the time of trial. 5 S. & R. 
       4.-3. Barter, (q.v.) or the transfer of goods and chattels for other 
  goods and chattels, is also known by the name of exchange, though the term 
  barter is more commonly used. 
       5.-4. The French writers on commercial law, denominate the profit 
  which arises from a maritime loan, exchange, when such profit is a 
  percentage on the money lent, considering it in the light of money lent in 
  one place to be returned in another, with a difference in amount in the sum 
  borrowed and that paid, arising from the difference of time and place. Hall 
  on Mar. Loans, 56, n.; and the articles Interest; Maritime; Premium. 
       6.-5. By exchange is also meant, the place where merchants, captains 
  of vessels, exchange agents and brokers, assemble to transact their 
  business. Code de Comm. art. 71. 
       7.-6. According to the Civil Code of Louisiana, art. 1758, exchange 
  imports a reciprocal contract, by which. the parties enter into mutual 
  agreement. 14 Pet. 133. Vide the articles. Bills of Exchange; Damages on 
  Bills of Exchange and Reexchange. Also Civ. Code of Lo. art. 2630. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  EXCHANGE conveyancing. An exchange is a mutual grant of equal interests in 
  land, the one in consideration of the other. 2 Bl. Com. 323; Litt. s. 62; 
  Touchs. 289; Watk. Prin. Con. It is said that exchange, in the United 
  States, does not differ from bargain and sale. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 2055. 
       2. There are five circumstances necessary to an exchange. 1. That the 
  estates given be equal. 2. That the word escambium or exchange be used, 
  which cannot be supplied by any other word, or described by circumlocution. 
  3. That there be an execution by entry or claim in the life of the parties. 
  4. That if it be of things which lie in grant, it be by deed. 5. That if the 
  lands lie in several counties, it be by deed indented; or if the thing lie 
  in grant, though they be in one county. In practice this mode of 
  conveyancing is nearly obsolete. Vide Cruise, Dig. tit. 32 Perk. ch. 4 10 
  Vin. Ab. 125; Com. Dig. h.t.; Nels. Ab. h.t.; Co. Litt. 51; Hardin's R. 
  593 1 N. H. Rep. 65 3 Har. & John. 361; 1 Rolle's Ab. 813, 3 Wils. R. 489. 
  Vide Watk. Prin. Con. b. 2, c. 5; Horsman, 362 and 3 Wood, 243, for forms. 

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