Associations to the word «Swap»


SWAP, noun. An exchange of two comparable things.
SWAP, noun. (finance) A financial derivative in which two parties agree to exchange one stream of cashflow against another stream.
SWAP, noun. (obsolete) (UK) (dialect) A blow; a stroke.
SWAP, noun. (computing) (informal) (uncountable) Space available in a swap file for use as auxiliary memory.
SWAP, verb. To exchange or give (something) in an exchange (for something else).
SWAP, verb. (obsolete) To strike, hit.
SWAP, verb. (obsolete) To fall or descend; to rush hastily or violently.
SWAP, verb. (obsolete) To beat the air, or ply the wings, with a sweeping motion or noise; to flap.
SWAP FILE, noun. (computing) A file on disk used as auxiliary memory.
SWAP FILES, noun. Plural of swap file
SWAP HORSES IN MIDSTREAM, verb. Alternative form of change horses in midstream
SWAP IN, verb. (transitive) (computing) To retrieve (memory contents) from a swap file.
SWAP LINE, noun. (banking) A procedure whereby a central bank (usually the United States Federal Reserve) trades money with a foreign bank in one currency in exchange for an equivalent amount of money in the foreign bank's domestic currency, for the purpose alleviating a currency shortage.
SWAP LINES, noun. Plural of swap line
SWAP MEET, noun. (North America) A flea market.
SWAP OUT, verb. (transitive) (computing) To transfer (memory contents) into a swap file.
SWAP SPIT, verb. (idiomatic) (slang) to kiss, to make out
SWAP SPIT, verb. (idiomatic) (slang) to exchange information

Dictionary definition

SWAP, noun. An equal exchange; "we had no money so we had to live by barter".
SWAP, verb. Exchange or give (something) in exchange for.
SWAP, verb. Move (a piece of a program) into memory, in computer science.

Wise words

A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
Robert Burton