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 amount of activity over a communication system during a given period of time; " heavy traffic overloaded the trunk lines"; " traffic on the internet is lightest during the night"
  7. the aggregation of things ( pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time
  8. 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.
  9. To trade meanly or mercenarily; to bargain.
  10. To exchange in traffic; to effect by a bargain or for a consideration.
  11. Commerce, either by barter or by buying and selling; interchange of goods and commodities; trade.
  12. Commodities of the market.
  13. The business done upon a railway, steamboat line, etc., with reference to the number of passengers or the amount of freight carried.
  14. Business or trade; commerce; the business done by a railway, steamship line, etc.; the congestion of passing of vehicles in a city street.
  15. To barter; to bargain; to do business in a mean spirit.
  16. Trafficker.
  17. Trafficked.
  18. Trafficking.
  19. Commerce: large trade: the business done on a railway, etc.
  20. To trade: to trade meanly.
  21. To exchange:- pr. p. trafficking; pa. t. and pa. p. trafficked.
  22. Commerce; trade; business.
  23. To barter.
  24. To trade.
  25. To barter; conduct business; buy and sell.
  26. The exchange of goods, wares, etc.; trade; transportation, as by railroad.
  27. Commerce; trade; amount of traffic; intercourse.
  28. To exchange in traffic.
  29. To trade; to buy and sell wares.
  30. Large trade; goods or persons passing to and fro along a road, railway, or canal.
  31. To buy and sell goods; to trade; to carry on commerce; to trade meanly or mercenarily.

Quotes of traffic

  1. Our village was built on the Ohio River, and was a halting place on this great national road, then the only avenue of traffic between the South and the North. – Rebecca H. Davis
  2. Diverting the internal traffic between the Writer as Angel of Light and the Writer as Hustler is that scribbling child in a grown -up body wondering if anybody is listening. – Herbert Gold
  3. Red is one of the strongest colors, it's blood, it has a power with the eye. That's why traffic lights are red I guess, and stop signs as well... In fact I use red in all of my paintings. – Keith Haring
  4. Traffic is one of the most powerful films to come out in recent years. It blew me away. – Mary Hart
  5. I have some road rage inside of me. Traffic especially in L. A., is a pet peeve of mine. – Katie Holmes
  6. I use the term bar -room to represent every means for the sale and traffic in liquor, and I earnestly appeal to the people to put an end to the traffic no matter under what name or guise it may be carried on. – Thomas Jordan Jarvis
  7. While I remain troubled by the Corps' inability to fully justify the Model they used for their commercial traffic predictions, America clearly has an aging lock and dam infrastructure on the Mississippi. – Ron Kind
  8. In seven to ten years video traffic on the Internet will exceed data and voice traffic combined. – Robert Metcalfe
  9. The arts can play a vital role in revitalizing neighborhoods, using and improving vacant space, bringing new jobs and new sense of opportunity, and improving public safety by generating more foot traffic and more eyes on the street. – Gavin Newsom
  10. I had more fun making Traffic than either of the Ocean's films. – Steven Soderbergh
  11. I am the sworn, eternal and uncompromising enemy of the liquor traffic – Billy Sunday
  12. Delhi came as a shock. There were so many people, and oh, the traffic – Tina Turner
  13. Michael Jackson is the ultimate traffic accident. People can't take their eyes off him. – Jeff Zucker
  14. More traffic means more advertising dollars. – Jeff Zucker

Usage examples for traffic

  1. If it had none of the virtues it held full measure of the vices inseparable from traffic – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  2. " That is one way of looking at it," said the traffic manager. – The Grafters by Francis Lynde
  3. 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
  4. The road was crowded with traffic and it was quite dark before we reached Antwerp. – A Surgeon in Belgium by Henry Sessions Souttar
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. He turned away toward the open window, through which came the incessant roar of traffic the sound of motor horns, and now, for a moment, a chiming of bells from St. Patrick's Cathedral. – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  9. Harry counted upon the traffic sure to increase as it grew later, to give him his chance. – The Boy Scout Aviators by George Durston
  10. There was heavy traffic over the roads. – Private Peat by Harold R. Peat
  11. 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
  12. The lights were still green, but nevertheless all traffic was halted. – The Mind Master by Arthur J. Burks
  13. " 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
  14. To shew this, it will be proper to give an account of the rites and customs of the Canaanites, as well as of their extensive traffic – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) by Jacob Bryant
  15. There are five projects under way now, and there won't be more than enough traffic for one. – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  16. There was little appearance of traffic anywhere. – Rome in 1860 by Edward Dicey
  17. On either side of the patrol car traffic gave way, falling back or moving to the left and right. – Code Three by Rick Raphael
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

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