toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

barter
used in Moby Dick

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
to trade things of value without involving money
  • The ship, however, was by no means a large one: a Russian craft built on the Siberian coast, and purchased by my uncle after bartering away the vessel in which he sailed from home.
    Chapters 43-45 — Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (84% in)
  • Not only had barrels of beef and bread been given away to make room for the far more valuable sperm, but additional supplemental casks had been bartered for, from the ships she had met; and these were stowed along the deck, and in the captain's and officers' state-rooms.
    Chapters 115-117 — The Pequod Meets The Bachelor; The Dying Whale; The Whale Watch (13% in)

There are no more uses of "barter" in Moby Dick.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®Wikipedia Article