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Definitions of traffic

  1. social or verbal interchange ( usually followed by ` with')
  2. deal illegally; " traffic drugs"
  3. buying and selling; especially illicit trade
  4. the aggregation of things ( pedestrians or vehicles or messages) coming and going in a particular locality
  5. trade or deal a commodity; " They trafficked with us for gold"
  6. the aggregation of things ( pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time
  7. To pass goods and commodities from one person to another for an equivalent in goods or money; to buy or sell goods; to barter; to trade.
  8. To trade meanly or mercenarily; to bargain.
  9. To exchange in traffic; to effect by a bargain or for a consideration.
  10. Commerce, either by barter or by buying and selling; interchange of goods and commodities; trade.
  11. Commodities of the market.
  12. The business done upon a railway, steamboat line, etc., with reference to the number of passengers or the amount of freight carried.
  13. Business or trade; commerce; the business done by a railway, steamship line, etc.; the congestion of passing of vehicles in a city street.
  14. To barter; to bargain; to do business in a mean spirit.
  15. Trafficker.
  16. Trafficked.
  17. Commerce: large trade: the business done on a railway, etc.
  18. To trade: to trade meanly.
  19. To exchange:- pr. p. trafficking; pa. t. and pa. p. trafficked.
  20. Commerce; trade; business.
  21. To barter.
  22. To trade.
  23. To barter; conduct business; buy and sell.
  24. The exchange of goods, wares, etc.; trade; transportation, as by railroad.
  25. Commerce; trade; amount of traffic; intercourse.
  26. To exchange in traffic.
  27. To trade; to buy and sell wares.
  28. Large trade; goods or persons passing to and fro along a road, railway, or canal.
  29. To buy and sell goods; to trade; to carry on commerce; to trade meanly or mercenarily.
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Usage examples for traffic

  1. Harry counted upon the traffic, sure to increase as it grew later, to give him his chance. – The Boy Scout Aviators by George Durston
  2. A look- out was kept for any craft which might answer to Hake's description of the vessels engaged in the traffic. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  3. But his father, nor his father's friends in Boston had never been brought face to face with this hideous traffic. – The Crisis, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009
  4. On either side of the patrol car traffic gave way, falling back or moving to the left and right. – Code Three by Rick Raphael
  5. The road was crowded with traffic, and it was quite dark before we reached Antwerp. – A Surgeon in Belgium by Henry Sessions Souttar
  6. As they were right in the path of traffic, the Miami went back to destroy these. – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  7. " A coward's plea," said the King; " how camest thou first to have traffic with her?" – Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion by Beatrice Clay
  8. There was little appearance of traffic anywhere. – Rome in 1860 by Edward Dicey
  9. Their parents frighten them with everything, they are allowed no initiative, no exercise of judgment or decision, so that at times they hardly know how to cross a street, to such a degree does the traffic alarm them. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  10. Traffic on the river shrank immensely with the forming of the Ice Trust, which holds our ice- fields now only as a reserve. – A Northern Countryside by Rosalind Richards
  11. There was to be full liberty of communication and traffic between the citizens of the one side and the other. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  12. If it had none of the virtues it held full measure of the vices inseparable from traffic. – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  13. There was heavy traffic over the roads. – Private Peat by Harold R. Peat
  14. The lights were still green, but nevertheless all traffic was halted. – The Mind Master by Arthur J. Burks
  15. In 1808, as the town began to spread and its traffic increase, great complaints were constantly being made of the inconvenience of the principal streets, and it was agreed on all sides that something should be done towards improvement. – Recollections of Old Liverpool by A Nonagenarian
  16. " That is one way of looking at it," said the traffic manager. – The Grafters by Francis Lynde
  17. There are five projects under way now, and there won't be more than enough traffic for one. – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  18. It took nearly two and a half years to build, and was opened for traffic in 1849- little more than three years after the first pile was driven in. – Northumberland Yesterday and To-day by Jean F. Terry
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