In·ter·change v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interchanged p. pr. & vb. n. Interchanging ]
1. To put each in the place of the other; to give and take mutually; to exchange; to reciprocate; as, to interchange places; they interchanged friendly offices and services.
I shall interchange
My waned state for Henry's regal crown. --Shak.
2. To cause to follow alternately; to intermingle; to vary; as, to interchange cares with pleasures.
In·ter·change, v. i. To make an interchange; to alternate.
1. The act of mutually changing; the act of mutually giving and receiving; exchange; as, the interchange of civilities between two persons. “Interchange of kindnesses.”
2. The mutual exchange of commodities between two persons or countries; barter; commerce.
3. Alternate succession; alternation; a mingling.
The interchanges of light and darkness. --Holder.
Of hill and valley, rivers, woods, and plains. --Milton.
n 1: a junction of highways on different levels that permits
traffic to move from one to another without crossing
2: mutual interaction; the activity of interchanging or
reciprocating [syn: reciprocation, give-and-take]
3: reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money especially
the currencies of different countries; "he earns his
living from the interchange of currency" [syn: exchange]
v 1: give to, and receive from, one another; "Would you change
places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a
year" [syn: exchange, change]
2: cause to change places; "interchange this screw for one of a
smaller size" [syn: counterchange, transpose]
3: reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action) [syn: tack,
switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop]