Definitions of Barter
- (verb) The exchange of a good or service for another good or service without using money.
- (noun) The act or process of bartering.
Examples of Barter
- Giving someone an apple for a banana.
- Helping relatives move into an apartment if they clean your deck.
- American English – /bAHR-tuhr/
- British English – /bAHt-uh/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈbɑrdər/
- British English – /ˈbɑːtə/
- Plural: barters
- An economy based on bartering is called a barter economy.
- Also called:
- A (noun) barterer is a person who makes a trade through (verb) bartering.
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Cite the Definition of Barter
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “barter.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved April 1, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/barter/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
barter. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/barter/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “barter.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed April 1, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/barter/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“barter.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 1 Apr. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/barter/>.