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English noun: exchange

1. exchange (phenomenon) chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another


Broader (hypernym)chemical phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)photochemical exchange

2. exchange (communication) a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one)


SamplesThey had a bitter exchange.


Broader (hypernym)conversation

3. exchange (act) the act of changing one thing for another thing


SamplesAdam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience.
There was an interchange of prisoners.


Synonymsinterchange


Broader (hypernym)group action


Narrower (hyponym)trade-off, tradeoff

4. exchange (act) the act of giving something in return for something received


SamplesDeductible losses on sales or exchanges of property are allowable.


Broader (hypernym)dealing, dealings, transaction


Narrower (hyponym)logrolling

5. exchange (artifact) a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication


Synonymscentral, telephone exchange


Broader (hypernym)work, workplace


Narrower (hyponym)centrex, patchboard, plugboard, switchboard


Part meronymphone system, telephone system

6. exchange (artifact) a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members


Broader (hypernym)work, workplace


Narrower (hyponym)commodities exchange, commodities market, commodity exchange, corn exchange, securities market, stock exchange, stock market


Part holonymfloor, trading floor

7. exchange (act) (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes


SamplesAfter a short rally Connors won the point.


Synonymsrally


Broader (hypernym)group action


Domain categorybadminton, lawn tennis, Ping-Pong, squash, squash rackets, squash racquets, table tennis, tennis

8. exchange (act) reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries)


SamplesHe earns his living from the interchange of currency.


Synonymsinterchange


Broader (hypernym)commerce, commercialism, mercantilism


Narrower (hyponym)barter, conversion, foreign exchange, swap, swop, trade

9. exchange (act) the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another:


SamplesHe sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help.


Synonymscommutation, substitution


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)ablactation, replacement, replacing, subrogation, weaning

10. exchange (act) (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop


SamplesBlack lost the exchange.


Broader (hypernym)capture


Domain categorychess, chess game

11. exchange (act) (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value


SamplesThe endgame began after the exchange of queens.


Broader (hypernym)capture


Domain categorychess, chess game


English verb: exchange

1. exchange (possession) give to, and receive from, one another


SamplesWould you change places with me?.
We have been exchanging letters for a year.


ExamplesThey exchange the goods


Synonymschange, interchange


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)transfer


Narrower (hyponym)barter, cash, cash in, fill in, ransom, redeem, redeem, sell, stand in, sub, substitute, swap, switch, swop, trade, trade, trade in

2. exchange (change) exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category


SamplesCould you convert my dollars into pounds?.
He changed his name.
Convert centimeters into inches.
Convert holdings into shares.


Synonymschange, commute, convert


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)replace


Narrower (hyponym)break, capitalise, capitalize, launder, rectify, utilize


Verb groupchange, shift, switch

3. exchange (change) change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence


Synonymsswitch, switch over


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)change by reversal, reverse, turn

4. exchange (social) hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent


SamplesExchange prisoners.
Exchange employees between branches of the company.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)reassign, transfer


Narrower (hyponym)alternate

5. exchange (possession) put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsinterchange, replace, substitute


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)reduce, retool, shift, subrogate, truncate

6. exchange (change) exchange a penalty for a less severe one


Synonymscommute, convert


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify









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