Definitions of trade

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

Antonyms for trade

hobby, pursuit, avocation.

Quotes of trade

  1. Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize. The one thing you can't trade for your heart's desire is your heart. – Lois McMaster Bujold
  2. We've already seen how it's going to come in, in a truck, like it did at Oklahoma City at the Federal building or it's going to come in by plane, like it did at the World Trade Center. – Richard Drew
  3. The rest of the world needs the US economy and financial system to recover in order for it to revive. We remain at the center of global economic activity with financial and trade ties to every region of the globe. – Timothy Geithner
  4. The progressive movement against the war of occupation in Iraq is a reason for hope, as is resistance to free trade agreements in Latin America. Those are moments that we have to celebrate: that people still find the resolve and energy to resist. – Danny Glover
  5. It only worked for a little while; the morning after I agreed to go with Universal, an article came out in the Hollywood trade papers, and the secret was out. – Laura Hillenbrand
  6. I see no reason for giving the capital employed in agriculture greater protection than the capital vested in other branches of trade manufacture, or commerce. – Joseph Hume
  7. If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour? – Thomas Jefferson
  8. At Leeds the idea of an international labour organization appeared in a trade -union text which also drew attention to the danger to the working classes inherent in the existence of international capitalist competition. – Leon Jouhaux
  9. Tens of thousands of South Florida jobs are dependent on the trade and commerce that our ports provide, and we have to make sure that we spend our security dollars wisely. – Kendrick Meek
  10. That day, my first day on the job, was September 11, 2001! I was actually being recognized by Switzerland the very day that the World Trade Center was hit. – Mercer Reynolds
  11. Men don't and can't live by exchanging articles, but by producing them. They don't live by trade but by work. Give up that foolish and vain title of Trades Unions; and take that of laborers Unions. – John Ruskin
  12. The trade unions and the Labour Party... failed miserably. Instead of giving concrete support, and calling upon workers to take industrial action, they did nothing. – Arthur Scargill
  13. War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, the lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade – Percy Bysshe Shelley
  14. I am in favor of helping the prosperity of all countries because, when we are all prosperous, the trade with each becomes more valuable to the other. – William Howard Taft
  15. All around as a person, on right decisions, on holding your money, on doing your trade a good education is a must. I don't think I would've done as good without an education. – Bobby Vinton

Usage examples for trade

  1. “ " 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
  2. Was he in trade – A Houseful of Girls by Sarah Tytler
  3. 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
  4. That is my trade you know. ” – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  5. What are you really- by trade I mean? ” – The Literary Sense by E. Nesbit
  6. “ " 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
  7. “ " Before I trade here, O Ingonyama, there is another matter I would speak about," said Dawes. ” – The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley by Bertram Mitford
  8. What is it, Trade – The Silent Mill by Hermann Sudermann
  9. “ 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
  10. He would have given one eye for it, but none would trade with him! ” – King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy
  11. 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
  12. Let her go learn her sisters' trade or some other, if she likes. ” – Opportunities by Susan Warner
  13. 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
  14. What he thought about his trade and some other things we shall see by and by. ” – Gutta-Percha Willie by George MacDonald
  15. Then I'll trade you, Bassett. ” – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  16. “ I would not trade this moment for all the years before it. ” – The University of Hard Knocks by Ralph Parlette
  17. “ " 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
  18. “ I kept quiet about my trade – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston
  19. We both have a stake in keeping free trade – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover

Idioms for trade