to trade by exchange of commodities rather than by the use of money.
to exchange in trade, as one commodity for another; trade.
to bargain away unwisely or dishonorably (usually followed by away):
bartering away his pride for material gain.
the act or practice of bartering.
items or an item for bartering:
We arrived with new barter for the villagers.
They confirmed that some soldiers have bartered away military equipment, including knives, helmets, and flak jackets, for drugs.
The Taliban’s Heroin Ploy Gerald Posner October 18, 2009
Each ‘phratry’ then bartered a sub-class of its own for a sub-class of its partner.
Social Origins and Primal Law Andrew Lang
How if I have bartered my fortune for a few pieces of money?’
A Day’s Ride Charles James Lever
Surely he had bartered his soul for a very inadequate mess of pottage.
Halcyone Elinor Glyn
Do you think I am a slave or a human chattel to be bartered away like that?
The Romance of Golden Star … George Chetwynd Griffith
He bought nothing for his own pleasure or comfort, nothing which could not be sold or bartered again.
The Shuttle Frances Hodgson Burnett
As a boy I should have dreamed about it, schemed for it, bartered my immortal soul for it.
A Far Country, Complete Winston Churchill
She sold permission to commit sin and bartered for gold charters of indulgent forgiveness for sins already done.
Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage
The most valuable objects which were bartered were metals and wood.
The Central Eskimo Franz Boas
Part of Jorrocks’s half-quartern loaf was bartered with the captain of an East Indiaman for a slice of buffalo-beef.
Jorrocks’ Jaunts and Jollities Robert Smith Surtees
to trade (goods, services, etc) in exchange for other goods, services, etc, rather than for money: the refugees bartered for food
(intransitive) to haggle over the terms of such an exchange; bargain
trade by the exchange of goods
mid-15c., apparently from Old French barater “to barter, cheat, deceive, haggle” (also, “to have sexual intercourse”), 12c., of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Celtic language (cf. Irish brath “treachery”). Connection between “trading” and “cheating” exists in several languages. Related: Bartered; bartering. The noun is first recorded 1590s, from the verb.
The exchange of goods or services for other goods or services, rather than for money.
- Bartered bride
a comic opera (1866) by Bedřich Smetana. Historical Examples Just this minute they are producing the ‘bartered bride’ in six reels and eighteen thrills a foot. The Voice on the Wire Eustace Hale Ball
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- Barth’s hernia
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Richmond, 1901–1989, U.S. sculptor. Historical Examples The rival company brought suit against barthe which went against him. Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile Henry Stephens barthe asked, and at last one evening he went to Lindsey Row. The Life of James McNeill Whistler Elizabeth Robins Pennell One story in Chelsea is of barthe, […]