B'ARTER, v.i. [L.vario,vertol Class Br.] To traffick or trade, by exchanging one commodity for another, in distinction from a sale and purchase, in which money is paid for the commodities transferred.

B'ARTER, v.t. To give one thing for another in commerce. It is sometimes followed by away; as, to barter away goods or honor.

B'ARTER, n. The act or practice of trafficking by exchange of commodities; sometimes, perhaps, the thing given in exchange.