Adjective "bartering" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Exchange (goods or services) for other goods or services without using money.
  1. no object 'they were able to buy or barter for most of what they needed'
  2. 'She said in a presentation power cuts were fewer, apartments were being renovated and small firms were at work repairing bicycles and bartering goods.'
  3. 'And if you need something done for your business but don't have the money to pay for it, you can always barter goods or services in exchange.'
  4. 'Consider bartering your time and talent for services you might need.'
  5. 'Just decades ago, when job security was the top value offered by organizations, employees bartered their commitment and loyalty for assurance of a permanent place in the company.'
  6. 'Warwick's skills as a chimney maker were at a premium in the goldfields, and prized heirlooms were bartered for his services.'
  7. 'As the society became more complex, records required to be kept, and computations done as the people bartered their goods.'
  8. 'I took it back with bravado having been so successful bartering the day before.'
  9. 'In this system, people decide they want to reduce their reliance on money through bartering goods and services.'
  10. 'Try bartering a service you can perform in exchange for someone else's service to you.'
  11. 'He said that Washington bartered goods with the East to establish trade with China as part of nation building.'


The action or system of bartering.
  1. 'Finally, due to the instability of the financial system in Asia Pacific, counter-trade agreements and barter might be other alternatives for doing business in Asia.'
  2. 'Those who survived used credit, barter, and available cash to stay in business.'
  3. 'The Heqanakht letters show us barter and cash transactions.'
  4. 'Not only did bookkeeping barter accommodate two-way trade, it also facilitated triangular barter.'
  5. 'When you do receive a new exploit, either by paying cash or through barter, pretend it's yours.'
  6. 'That I just might find a friend from barter and trade in no way argues that the store is hospitable to the establishment of friendships.'
  7. 'With little cash in circulation, barter is popular.'
  8. 'People genuinely thought that after this there would be no more money systems, that it'd all be barter.'
  9. 'But even as you convert from trade to cash, barter still may have a place in your business.'
  10. 'I think it safe to say that the world would be back to an enormously complex and chaotic form of barter and that trade would be reduced to a virtual standstill.'
  11. 'I took a supply of coffee and cigarettes to use as barter'
  12. 'The introduction of muskets, as a major item of trade and barter, was the catalyst for the many conflicts which broke out.'
  13. 'Before commercialization, when lobsters were fished as a subsistence item, or for sale or barter in small local markets, they were typically fished by hand or with gaffs and spears.'

More definitions

1. to trade by exchange of commodities rather than by the use of money. verb (used with object)

2. to exchange in trade, as one commodity for another; trade.

3. to bargain away unwisely or dishonorably (usually followed by away): bartering away his pride for material gain. noun

4. the act or practice of bartering.

5. items or an item for bartering: We arrived with new barter for the villagers.

More examples(as adjective)

"freedoms can be bartering."


(barter)Late Middle English: probably from Old French barater ‘deceive’ (see barratry).