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Interchange definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INTERCHANGE, v.t. [inter and change.]
1. To put each in the place of the other; to give and take mutually; to exchange; to reciprocate; as, to interchange places; to interchange cares or duties.
I shall interchange
My waned state of Henry's regal crown.
2. To succeed alternately.
IN'TERCHANGE, n. Mutual change, each giving and receiving; exchange; permutation of commodities; barter; as the interchange of commodities between New York and Liverpool.
1. Alternate succession; as the interchange of light and darkness.
Sweet interchange
Of hill and valley, rivers, woods and plains.
2. A mutual giving and receiving; reciprocation; as an interchange of civilities or kind offices.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams
2: mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information) [syn: interchange, reciprocation, give-and-take]
3: the act of changing one thing for another thing; "Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience"; "there was an interchange of prisoners" [syn: exchange, interchange]
4: reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries); "he earns his living from the interchange of currency" [syn: exchange, interchange] v
1: put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items; "the 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" [syn: substitute, replace, interchange, exchange]
2: give to, and receive from, one another; "Would you change places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year" [syn: exchange, change, interchange]
3: cause to change places; "interchange this screw for one of a smaller size" [syn: counterchange, transpose, interchange]
4: reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action) [syn: interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip- flop]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb Etymology: Middle English entrechaungen, from Anglo-French *entrechanger, from entre- inter- + changer to change Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to put each of (two things) in the place of the other 2. exchange intransitive verb to change places mutually interchanger noun II. noun Date: 15th century 1. the act, process, or an instance of interchanging ; exchange 2. a junction of two or more highways by a system of separate levels that permit traffic to pass from one to another without the crossing of traffic streams

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v.tr. 1 (of two people) exchange (things) with each other. 2 put each of (two things) in the other's place; alternate. --n. 1 (often foll. by of) a reciprocal exchange between two people etc. 2 alternation (the interchange of woods and fields). 3 a road junction designed so that traffic streams do not intersect. Derivatives: interchangeable adj. interchangeability n. interchangeableness n. interchangeably adv. Etymology: ME f. OF entrechangier (as INTER-, CHANGE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Interchange In`ter*change", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interchanged; p. pr. & vb. n. Interchanging.] [OE. entrechangen, OF. entrechangier. See Inter-, and Change.] 1. To put each in the place of the other; to give and take mutually; to exchange; to reciprocate; as, to interchange places; they interchanged friendly offices and services. I shall interchange My waned state for Henry's regal crown. --Shak. 2. To cause to follow alternately; to intermingle; to vary; as, to interchange cares with pleasures.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Interchange In`ter*change", v. i. To make an interchange; to alternate. --Sir P. Sidney.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Interchange In`ter*change", n. [Cf. OF. entrechange.] 1. The act of mutually changing; the act of mutually giving and receiving; exchange; as, the interchange of civilities between two persons. ``Interchange of kindnesses.'' --South. 2. The mutual exchange of commodities between two persons or countries; barter; commerce. --Howell. 3. Alternate succession; alternation; a mingling. The interchanges of light and darkness. --Holder. Sweet interchange Of hill and valley, rivers, woods, and plains. --Milton.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(interchanged) 1. If there is an interchange of ideas or information among a group of people, each person talks about his or her ideas or gives information to the others. What made the meeting exciting was the interchange of ideas from different disciplines... = exchange N-VAR: with supp, usu N of n 2. If you interchange one thing with another, or you interchange two things, each thing takes the place of the other or is exchanged for the other. You can also say that two things interchange. She likes to interchange her furnishings at home with the stock in her shop... Your task is to interchange words so that the sentence makes sense. ...the point where the illusions of the stage and reality begin to interchange. V-RECIP: V n with n, V pl-n, pl-n V, also V with n Interchange is also a noun. ...the interchange of matter and energy at atomic or sub-atomic levels. N-VAR: oft N of n 3. An interchange on a motorway, freeway, or road is a place where it joins a main road or another motorway or freeway. = junction N-COUNT: usu n N

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. Exchange, change reciprocally, give and take mutually. II. n. 1. Exchange, reciprocity, reciprocation. 2. Alternation, alternate succession.

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