Definitions of trade

  1. To buy and soil; to traffic; to carry on commerce as a business.
  2. To sell or exchange in commerce; to barter.
  3. To dispose of by bargain and sale; barter.
  4. To barter, or to buy and sell; to be engaged in the exchange, purchase, or sale of goods, wares, merchandise, or anything else; to traffic; to bargain; to carry on commerce as a business.
  5. To buy and sell or exchange property in a single instance.
  6. To have dealings; to be concerned or associated; - usually followed by with.
  7. To conduct a business; to buy and sell goods; to carry on commerce; followed by with.
  8. To buy and sell: to act merely for money.
  9. To buy and sell.
  10. be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions; " The stock traded around $ 20 a share"
  11. turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase; " trade in an old car for a new one"
  12. A track; a trail; a way; a path; also, passage; travel; resort.
  13. Course; custom; practice; occupation; employment.
  14. Specifically: The act or business of exchanging commodities by barter, or by buying and selling for money; commerce; traffic; barter.
  15. Instruments of any occupation.
  16. A company of men engaged in the same occupation; thus, booksellers and publishers speak of the customs of the trade, and are collectively designated as the trade.
  17. The trade winds.
  18. Refuse or rubbish from a mine.
  19. To engage in trade; traffic.
  20. To sell or exchange in commerce.
  21. To engage in selling and buying for money or by barter; to carry on commerce.
  22. an equal exchange; " we had no money so we hd to live by barter"
  23. a particular instance of buying or selling; " it was a package deal"; " I had no further trade with him"; " he's a master of the business deal"
  24. the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers; " even before noon there was a considerable patronage"
  25. the commercial exchange ( buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services; " Venice was an important center of trade with the East"; " they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade"
  26. steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator; " they rode the trade winds going west"
  27. engage in the trade of; " he is merchandising telephone sets"
  28. imp. of Tread.
  29. The business which a person has learned, and which he engages in, for procuring subsistence, or for profit; occupation; especially, mechanical employment as distinguished from the liberal arts, the learned professions, and agriculture; as, we speak of the trade of a smith, of a carpenter, or mason, but not now of the trade of a farmer, or a lawyer, or a physician.
  30. An occupation; business; a particular means of livelihood learned and engaged in; buying and selling for money; commerce; traffic; as, the wheat trads, or the cotton trade; persons engaged in a particular business; as, the clothing trade.
  31. Buying and selling: commerce: occupation: men engaged in the same occupation.
  32. TRADER.
  33. Commerce; traffic; handicraft; body of dealers or craftsmen.
  34. A trade wind.
  35. A business; bargain; deal; traffic.
  36. The proper meaning of trade is trodden way, beaten path or course; the business of buying and selling by barter or for money; commerce; the business which a person has learned, and which he carries on for a livelihood; mechanical or mercantile employment, as distinguished from a learned profession; occupation; the body of persons engaged in the same particular employment.
  37. relating to or used in or intended for trade or commerce; " a trade fair"; " trade journals"; " trade goods"
  38. Pertaining to, or carried on by, a special business or firm; commercial.
  39. Connected with trade or a trade.