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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.   Business of any kind matter of mutual consideration affair dealing
  19.   Specifically The act or business of exchanging commodities by barter or by buying and selling for money commerce traffic barter
  20.   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
  21.   Instruments of any occupation
  22.   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
  23.   The trade winds
  24.   Refuse or rubbish from a mine
  25.   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
  26.   To buy and sell or exchange property in a single instance
  27.   To sell or exchange in commerce to barter
  28.   To have dealings to be concerned or associated usually followed by with
  29.   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
  30.   Pertaining to or carried on by a special business or firm commercial
  31.   To conduct a business to buy and sell goods to carry on commerce followed by with
  32.   To exchange
  33.   Buying and selling commerce occupation men engaged in the same occupation
  34.   To buy and sell to act merely for money
  35.   To traffic with
  36.   TRADER
  37.   Commerce traffic handicraft body of dealers or craftsmen
  38.   To buy and sell
  39.   A trade wind
  40.   To dispose of by bargain and sale barter
  41.   To engage in trade traffic
  42.   A business bargain deal traffic
  43.   Connected with trade or a trade
  44.   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
  45.   To sell or exchange in commerce
  46.   To buy and soil to traffic to carry on commerce as a business
  47.   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
  48.   To engage in selling and buying for money or by barter to carry on commerce

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