Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 794. Barter.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section IV. Possessive Relations
3. Interchange of Property
794. Barter.
NOUN:BARTER, exchange, scorse [obs.], truck system; interchange [See Interchange].
  a Roland for an Oliver, quid pro quo [L.], commutation, composition; Indian gift [colloq., U. S.].
  TRADE, commerce, mercature [obs.], buying and selling, bargain and sale; traffic, business, nundination [obs.], custom, shopping; commercial enterprise, speculation, jobbing, stockjobbing, agiotage, brokery.
  dealing, transaction, negotiation, bargain.
  free trade [opp. to protection].
VERB:BARTER, exchange, truck, scorse [obs.], swap or swop [colloq. & dial.]; interchange [See Interchange]; commutate (sub titute) [See Substitution]; compound for.
  TRADE, traffic, buy and sell, give and take, nundinate [obs.]; carry on -, ply -, drive- a trade; be in -business, - the city; keep a shop, deal in, employ one’s capital in.
  trade -, deal -, have dealings- with; put through a deal with; have truck with; transact -, do- business with; open -, have -, keep- an account with.
  BARGAIN; drive -, make- a bargain; negotiate, bid for; haggle, stickle, - for; higgle, dicker [U. S.], chaffer, huckster, cheapen, beat down; underbid; outbid; ask, charge; strike a bargain (contract) [See Compact].
  SPECULATE; give -, bait with- a sprat to catch a -herring, - mackerel; buy low and sell high, buy in the cheapest and sell in the dearest market; stag the market [London Stock Exchange], rig the market [Exchange cant].
ADJECTIVE:COMMERCIAL, mercantile, trading; interchangeable, marketable, staple, in the market, for sale; at a bargain, marked down.
  wholesale, retail.
ADVERB:across the counter; in the marts of trade; on the Rialto, on ’change.
  1. Cambio non è furto.
  2. A business with an income at its heels.—Cowper
  3. Bad is the trade that must play fool to sorrow.—King Lear
  4. Traffic’s thy god; and thy god confound thee!—Timon of Athens
  5. What news on the Rialto?—Merchant of Venice



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