Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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B'ARTER, verb intransitive [Latin vario, vertol Class Br.] To traffick or trade, by exchanging one commodity for another, in distinction from a sale and purchase, in which money is paid for the commodities transferred.

B'ARTER, verb transitive To give one thing for another in commerce. It is sometimes followed by away; as, to barter away goods or honor.

B'ARTER, noun The act or practice of trafficking by exchange of commodities; sometimes, perhaps, the thing given in exchange.