Definitions for exchange

Definitions for (noun) exchange

Main entry: exchange

Definition: (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value

Usage: the endgame began after the exchange of queens

Main entry: exchange

Definition: (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop

Usage: black lost the exchange

Main entry: substitution, commutation, exchange

Definition: 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"

Main entry: exchange, interchange

Definition: reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries)

Usage: he earns his living from the interchange of currency

Main entry: exchange

Definition: the act of giving something in return for something received

Usage: deductible losses on sales or exchanges of property are allowable

Main entry: interchange, exchange

Definition: the act of changing one thing for another thing

Usage: Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience; there was an interchange of prisoners

Main entry: exchange, rally

Definition: (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes

Usage: after a short rally Connors won the point

Main entry: central, telephone exchange, exchange

Definition: a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication

Main entry: exchange

Definition: a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members

Main entry: exchange

Definition: a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one)

Usage: they had a bitter exchange

Main entry: exchange

Definition: chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another

Definitions for (verb) exchange

Main entry: switch, switch over, exchange

Definition: change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence

Main entry: convert, exchange, commute, change

Definition: exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category

Usage: Could you convert my dollars into pounds?; He changed his name; convert centimeters into inches; convert holdings into shares

Main entry: commute, exchange, convert

Definition: exchange a penalty for a less severe one

Main entry: change, interchange, exchange

Definition: give to, and receive from, one another

Usage: Would you change places with me?; We have been exchanging letters for a year

Main entry: exchange, replace, interchange, substitute

Definition: put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items

Usage: 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

Main entry: exchange

Definition: hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent

Usage: exchange prisoners; exchange employees between branches of the company

Visual thesaurus for exchange