From (etyl) eschaunge, from (etyl) eschaunge, from (etyl) eschange (whence modern French ). Spelling later changed on the basis of ex- in English.
An act of exchanging or trading.
- All in all, it was an even exchange .
A place for conducting trading.
- an exchange of cattle for grain
A telephone exchange.
(telephony, US only? ) The fourth through sixth digits of a ten-digit phone number (the first three before the introduction of area codes).
- The stock exchange is open for trading.
- The 555 exchange is reserved for use by the phone company, which is why it's often used in films.
- NPA-NXX-1234 is standard format, where NPA is the area code and NXX is the exchange .
* 2014 , Ian Black, "
- After an exchange with the manager, we were no wiser.
Courts kept busy as Jordan works to crush support for Isis", The Guardian , 27 November 2014:
(chess) The loss of one piece and associated capture of another
# The loss of a relatively minor piece (typically a bishop or knight) and associated capture of the more advantageous rook
(obsolete) The thing given or received in return; especially, a publication exchanged for another.
- “Why bother with the daily grind when you can go to Mosul, get paid $400 a month, get a wife – and live an Islamic way,” went an exchange between two men overheard by a fellow passenger in a taxi. Rumour has it that a woman whose husband died fighting with Isis now receives a generous widow’s pension from jihadi coffers.
* bet exchange
* bill of exchange
* exchange rate
* foreign exchange
* foreign exchange market
* ion exchange
* ion exchange chromatography
* ion exchange resin
* key exchange
* link exchange
* local exchange carrier
* means of exchange
* medium of exchange
* private branch exchange
* stock exchange
* telephone exchange
From (etyl) eschaungen, from (etyl) eschaungier, eschanger, from the (etyl) verb eschangier, ).
To trade or barter.
To replace with, as a substitute.
- I'll gladly exchange my place for yours.
- I'd like to exchange this shirt for one in a larger size.
- Since his arrest, the mob boss has exchanged a mansion for a jail cell.
* exchange flesh
* exchange vows
Able to be converted
(obsolete) Capable of being turned or rotated
* 1635 , Nathanael Carpenter, Geography Delineated Forth in Two Bookes (1.4.77)
Capable of being exchanged or interchanged, reciprocal, interchangeable
* 1843 , '', book 3, ch. VI, ''Two Centuries
- The Axis of the Earth is supposed to haue a convertible nature.
(finance) Having the right to be converted into a different security, usually common stock, at the holder's option
- As if, in truth, there were no God of Labour; as if godlike Labour and brutal Mammonism were convertible terms.
A car whose roof can be removed or folded
(finance) A hybrid security that can be converted into stock
A portable computer that can be physically converted between laptop and tablet configurations.
* (car with removable roof) cabriolet, cabrio (used of European cars), drophead (British), landau, roadster