Definition of “barter” - English Dictionary

“barter” in American English

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barterverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈbɑr·t̬ər/

to exchange goods for other things rather than for money:

[ I ] In the marketplace, you can barter for souvenirs by offering jeans and lipstick.

(Definition of “barter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“barter” in Business English

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barterverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈbɑːtər/ us COMMERCE

to exchange goods or services for other things rather than for money:

barter (sth) for sth Cheap manufactured goods were bartered by the traders for all kinds of tropical products.

to discuss and come to an agreement about the price of something:

He bartered down the price of the flat and saved thousands of pounds.
barter with sb You need to barter with the cell phone company to get the plan you want at the price you want.
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barternoun [ U ]

uk /'bɑːtər/ us COMMERCE

the practice or system of bartering goods:

Barter can be attractive for smaller businesses keen to save money.
Earlier economies worked on a barter system.

(Definition of “barter” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)