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Meaning of barter

bar•ter

Pronunciation: (bär'tur), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to trade by exchange of commodities rather than by the use of money.
—v.t.
  1. to exchange in trade, as one commodity for another; trade.
  2. to bargain away unwisely or dishonorably (usually fol. by away): bartering away his pride for material gain.
—n.
  1. the act or practice of bartering.
  2. items or an item for bartering: We arrived with new barter for the villagers.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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