exchange n

ME < AF < OFr < L.; see exchange, v.

  1. Trade; switch; transposition; yielding; surrender.
  2. Replacement; substitution; relinquishment.
  3. Meeting; reciprocal giving and receiving; [fig.] dialogue; conversation.
  4. Transition; conversion; changeover; seasonal change.

exchange v

OFr < L.; see change, v.

  1. Simultaneously give; yield to one another.
  2. Trade; barter; [fig.] meet; confer; converse.
  3. Relinquish; switch; surrender; give up; let go of.