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Late Middle English, from Old French barater.

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barter (usually uncountable, plural barters)

  1. An exchange of goods or services without the use of money.
    We had no money so we had to live by barter.
    • 1838 (date written), L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], chapter I, in Lady Anne Granard; or, Keeping up Appearances. [], volume I, London: Henry Colburn, [], published 1842, →OCLC, page 11:
      Speculations in trade are not confined to the counter or to the counting-house. Lady Anne's fair hair and white teeth were as much objects of barter as any of the shawls or ribbons displayed in Bond Street. They were to be had in exchange for a suit of diamonds and an opera-box.
  2. The goods or services used in such an exchange.
    The man used his watch as barter to pay for his tab.

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barter (third-person singular simple present barters, present participle bartering, simple past and past participle bartered)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To exchange goods or services without involving money.
    She bartered a bonsai for one of the rare books in my library.
    You may be able to barter for some of the items you need at the local market.

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Indonesian

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Borrowed from Malay barter, from English barter, from Middle English, from Old French barater.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbar.tər/
  • Rhymes: -tər
  • Hyphenation: bar‧têr

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bartêr (plural barter-barter, first-person possessive barterku, second-person possessive bartermu, third-person possessive barternya)

  1. (economics, history) barter: an exchange of goods or services without the use of money.
    Synonym: imbal beli

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Polish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English barter, from Middle English, from Old French barater.

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barter m inan

  1. (business) barter (an exchange of goods or services without the use of money)

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  • barter in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • barter in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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barter

  1. bite

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  • Eipper, Christopher, STATEMENT OF THE ORIGIN, CONDITION, AND PROSPECTS, OF THE GERMAN MISSION TO THE ABORIGINES AT MORETON BAY, CONDUCTED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN NEW SOUTH WALES, 1841.