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Definitions of trade

  1. an equal exchange; " we had no money so we hd to live by barter"
  2. 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"
  3. the skilled practice of a practical occupation; " he learned his trade as an apprentice"
  4. people who perform a particular kind of skilled work; " he represented the craft of brewers"; " as they say in the trade"
  5. do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; " She deals in gold"; " The brothers sell shoes"
  6. the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers; " even before noon there was a considerable patronage"
  7. an equal exchange; " we had no money so we had to live by barter"
  8. exchange or give ( something) in exchange for
  9. be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions; " The stock traded around $ 20 a share"
  10. 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"
  11. steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator; " they rode the trade winds going west"
  12. relating to or used in or intended for trade or commerce; " a trade fair"; " trade journals"; " trade goods"
  13. turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase; " trade in an old car for a new one"
  14. engage in the trade of; " he is merchandising telephone sets"
  15. imp. of Tread.
  16. A track; a trail; a way; a path; also, passage; travel; resort.
  17. Course; custom; practice; occupation; employment.
  18. Specifically: The act or business of exchanging commodities by barter, or by buying and selling for money; commerce; traffic; barter.
  19. 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.
  20. Instruments of any occupation.
  21. 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.
  22. The trade winds.
  23. Refuse or rubbish from a mine.
  24. 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.
  25. To buy and sell or exchange property in a single instance.
  26. To sell or exchange in commerce; to barter.
  27. To have dealings; to be concerned or associated; - usually followed by with.
  28. 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.
  29. Pertaining to, or carried on by, a special business or firm; commercial.
  30. To conduct a business; to buy and sell goods; to carry on commerce; followed by with.
  31. To exchange.
  32. Buying and selling: commerce: occupation: men engaged in the same occupation.
  33. To buy and sell: to act merely for money.
  34. TRADER.
  35. Commerce; traffic; handicraft; body of dealers or craftsmen.
  36. To buy and sell.
  37. A trade wind.
  38. To dispose of by bargain and sale; barter.
  39. To engage in trade; traffic.
  40. A business; bargain; deal; traffic.
  41. Connected with trade or a trade.
  42. The act or business of exchanging commodities; buying and selling; commerce; traffic; the business which a person has learned; occupation, particularly mechanical employment; men engaged in the same occupation; custom; standing practice.
  43. To sell or exchange in commerce.
  44. To buy and soil; to traffic; to carry on commerce as a business.
  45. 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.
  46. To engage in selling and buying for money or by barter; to carry on commerce.

Usage examples for trade

  1. What is it, Trade? – The Silent Mill by Hermann Sudermann
  2. What are you really- by trade, I mean? – The Literary Sense by E. Nesbit
  3. He would have given one eye for it, but none would trade with him! – King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy
  4. That is my trade, you know. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  5. The man glanced up and down at his visitor and said doubtfully,- " Don't know you- are you in the trade?" – A Dog with a Bad Name by Talbot Baines Reed
  6. Some of 'em goes to our trade, for instance: the result is there's too many at it, and there ain't enough work to keep 'em all goin'. – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  7. I would not trade this moment for all the years before it. – The University of Hard Knocks by Ralph Parlette
  8. What trade or business do you suppose you could take up now, and get a living out of? – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  9. " The trade must be taken care of" and if she couldn't " do it" he would get " some one who could." – Commercialized Prostitution in New York City by George Jackson Kneeland
  10. Then I'll trade you, Bassett. – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  11. What he thought about his trade and some other things we shall see by and by. – Gutta-Percha Willie by George MacDonald
  12. We both have a stake in keeping free trade. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  13. Let her go learn her sisters' trade; or some other, if she likes. – Opportunities by Susan Warner
  14. " I guess it won't do much lumberin', so that trade is done for. – Kitty's Class Day And Other Stories by Louisa M. Alcott
  15. " Before I trade here, O Ingonyama, there is another matter I would speak about," said Dawes. – The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley by Bertram Mitford
  16. Was he in trade? – A Houseful of Girls by Sarah Tytler
  17. I kept quiet about my trade. – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston
  18. " I hope not," Angioletto took him up; " because I have done with poetising and have a mind to try your trade." – Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  19. I'd like to have her trade here, but of course I don't keep the best of everything. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Keeping Store by Laura Lee Hope
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