HyperDic: exchange

English > 17 senses of the word exchange:
NOUNphenomenonexchangechemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another
communicationexchangea mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one)
actexchange, interchangethe act of changing one thing for another thing
actexchangethe act of giving something in return for something received
artifactexchange, central, telephone exchangea workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
artifactexchangea workplace for buying and selling
actexchange, rally(sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes
actexchange, interchangereciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries)
actexchange, substitution, commutationthe act of putting one thing or person in the place of another
actexchange(chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop
actexchange(chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value
VERBpossessionexchange, change, interchangegive to, and receive from, one another
changeexchange, change, commute, convertexchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category
changeexchange, switch over, switchchange over, change around, as to a new order or sequence
socialexchangehand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent
possessionexchange, substitute, replace, interchangeput in the place of another
changeexchange, commute, convertexchange a penalty for a less severe one
exchange > pronunciation
Soundsihkschey'njh
Rhymesarrange ... strange: 13 rhymes with eynjh...
English > exchange: 17 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
Meaningchemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another.
Narrowerphotochemical exchangeAn exchange produced by the chemical action of radiant energy (especially light)
Broaderchemical phenomenonAny natural phenomenon involving chemistry (as changes to atoms or molecules)
Spanishintercambio
Catalanintercanvi
English > exchange: 17 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one).
Example"they had a bitter exchange"
BroaderconversationThe use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
Spanishencontronazo, intercambio
Catalantopada
English > exchange: 17 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of changing one thing for another thing.
Example"Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience"
Synonyminterchange
Narrowertradeoff, trade-offAn exchange that occurs as a compromise
Broadergroup actionaction taken by a group of people
Spanishcambio, intercambio, intercambios
Catalancanvi, intercanvi
Verbsexchangeexchange a penalty for a less severe one
English > exchange: 17 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of giving something in return for something received.
Example"deductible losses on sales or exchanges of property are allowable"
NarrowerlogrollingAct of exchanging favors for mutual gain
Broadertransaction, dealing, dealingsThe act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)
Spanishintercambio
Catalancanvi, intercanvi
Verbsexchangegive to, and receive from, one another
English > exchange: 17 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication.
Synonymscentral, telephone exchange
Part oftelephone system, phone systemA communication system that transmits sound between distant points
Narrowercentrex(CENTRal EXchange) a kind of telephone exchange
switchboard, patchboard, plugboardtelephone central where circuits are completed with patchcords
Broaderworkplace, workA place where work is done
Spanishcentral, central telefónica
Catalancentral
English > exchange: 17 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA workplace for buying and selling; open only to members.
Partsfloor, trading floorA large room in a exchange where the trading is done
Narrowercommodity exchange, commodities exchange, commodities marketAn exchange for buying and selling commodities for future delivery
corn exchangeAn exchange where grains are bought and sold
stock exchange, stock market, securities marketAn exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers
Broaderworkplace, workA place where work is done
Spanishlonja
Catalanllotja
English > exchange: 17 senses > noun 7, act
Meaning(sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes.
Synonymrally
CategorybadmintonA game / game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net
squash, squash racquets, squash racketsA game / game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets
table tennis, Ping-PongA game / game (trademark Ping-Pong) resembling tennis but played on a table with paddles and a light hollow ball
tennis, lawn tennisA game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
Broadergroup actionaction taken by a group of people
English > exchange: 17 senses > noun 8, act
Meaningreciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries).
Synonyminterchange
Narrowerbarter, swap, swop, tradeAn equal exchange
conversionAct of exchanging one type of money or security for another
foreign exchangeThe system by which one currency is exchanged for another
Broadercommerce, commercialism, mercantilismtransactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
Spanishcambio
Catalancanvi
Verbsexchangeexchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category
English > exchange: 17 senses > noun 9, act
MeaningThe 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".
Synonymssubstitution, commutation
Narrowerreplacement, replacingThe act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another
subrogation(law) the act of substituting of one creditor for another
weaning, ablactationThe act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal
BroaderchangeThe action of changing something
Spanishsubstitución, sustitución
Catalancommutació, substitució
Verbsexchangechange over, change around, as to a new order or sequence
exchangehand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent
English > exchange: 17 senses > noun 10, act
Meaning(chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop.
Example"black lost the exchange"
Categorychess, chess gameA board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules
BroadercaptureThe removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board
English > exchange: 17 senses > noun 11, act
Meaning(chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value.
Example"the endgame began after the exchange of queens"
Categorychess, chess gameA board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules
BroadercaptureThe removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board
English > exchange: 17 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningGive to, and receive from, one another.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
ModelThey exchange the goods
Synonymschange, interchange
NarrowerbarterExchange goods without involving money
cash, cash inExchange for cash
ransom, redeemExchange or buy back for money
redeemTo turn in (vouchers or coupons) and receive something in exchange
sellExchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
substitute, sub, stand in, fill inBe a substitute
trade, trade inturn in as payment or part payment for a purchase
trade, swap, swop, switchExchange or give (something) in exchange for
BroadertransferCause to change ownership
Spanishcambiar, intercambiar
Catalanbescanviar, canviar, intercanviar
Nounsexchangethe act of giving something in return for something received
English > exchange: 17 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningExchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymschange, commute, convert
NarrowerbreakExchange for smaller units of money
capitalize, capitaliseconvert (a company's reserve funds) into capital
launderconvert illegally obtained funds into legal ones
rectifyconvert into direct current
utilizeconvert (from an investment trust to a unit trust)
BroaderreplaceSubstitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient / inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
Similar toswitch, shift, changelay aside, abandon, or leave for another
Spanishcambiar, canjear, convertir, intercambiar, permutar, reemplazar, transformar, trocar
Catalanbaratar, bescanviar, canviar, convertir, intercanviar, permutar, transformar
Nounsexchangereciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries)
exchangerone whose business is to exchange the money of one country for that of another country
English > exchange: 17 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningchange over, change around, as to a new order or sequence.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsswitch over, switch
Broaderchange by reversal, turn, reversechange to the contrary
Spanishcambiar a, cambiar de sitio
Catalancanviar, intercanviar
Nounsexchangethe act of putting one thing or person in the place of another
English > exchange: 17 senses > verb 4, social
Meaninghand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Examples
  • "exchange prisoners"
  • "exchange employees between branches of the company"
NarroweralternateExchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions
Broadertransfer, reassigntransfer somebody to a different position or location of work
Spanishcambiar, canjear, conmutar, intercambiar, permutar, trocar
Catalanbaratar, bescanviar, canviar, commutar, intercanviar, permutar
Nounsexchangethe act of putting one thing or person in the place of another
English > exchange: 17 senses > verb 5, possession
Meaningput in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s something with something
Synonymssubstitute, replace, interchange
Narrowerreducesimplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another
retoolProvide (a workshop or factory) with new tools
shiftMove and exchange for another
subrogateSubstitute one creditor for another, as in the case where an insurance company sues the person who caused an accident for the insured
truncateReplace a corner by a plane
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishcanjear, intercambiar, reemplazar, substituir, suplir, sustituir
Catalanreemplaçar, substituir, suplir
English > exchange: 17 senses > verb 6, change
MeaningExchange a penalty for a less severe one.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymscommute, convert
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishconmutar, convertir, transformar
Catalancommutar, convertir, transformar
Nounsexchangethe act of changing one thing for another thing

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