Definition of Trade

1. Noun. The commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services. "They are accused of conspiring to constrain trade"

Generic synonyms: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Specialized synonyms: Fair Trade, Fair Trade, Free Trade
Examples of category: Protect

2. Verb. Engage in the trade of. "He is merchandising telephone sets"
Exact synonyms: Merchandise
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Entails: Buy, Purchase, Sell
Specialized synonyms: Black Market, Run, Traffic, Arbitrage, Traffic, Market, Import, Export
Derivative terms: Merchandise, Merchandiser, Merchandising, Trader

3. Noun. The skilled practice of a practical occupation. "He learned his trade as an apprentice"

4. Verb. Turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase. "Trade in an old car for a new one"
Exact synonyms: Trade In
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Generic synonyms: Change, Exchange, Interchange
Specialized synonyms: Barter Away
Derivative terms: Trade-in

5. Noun. The business given to a commercial establishment by its customers. "Even before noon there was a considerable patronage"
Exact synonyms: Patronage
Generic synonyms: Business
Specialized synonyms: Custom
Derivative terms: Patronage

6. Verb. Be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions. "The stock traded around $20 a share"
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Generic synonyms: Sell
Specialized synonyms: Close

7. Noun. A particular instance of buying or selling. "He's a master of the business deal"
Exact synonyms: Business Deal, Deal
Generic synonyms: Dealing, Dealings, Transaction
Specialized synonyms: Arms Deal, Penny Ante
Derivative terms: Deal, Deal

8. Verb. Exchange or give (something) in exchange for. "They trade the tourists their cars"
Exact synonyms: Swap, Switch, Swop
Generic synonyms: Change, Exchange, Interchange
Derivative terms: Swap, Switch, Switching, Swop

9. Noun. People who perform a particular kind of skilled work. ; "As they say in the trade"
Exact synonyms: Craft
Generic synonyms: Class, Social Class, Socio-economic Class, Stratum
Derivative terms: Craft

10. Verb. Do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood. "The brothers sell shoes"
Exact synonyms: Deal, Sell
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Specialized synonyms: Push, Deal, Black Marketeer, Pyramid, Market, Hawk, Huckster, Monger, Peddle, Pitch, Vend
Generic synonyms: Transact
Related verbs: Deal, Sell
Derivative terms: Deal, Dealer, Dealer, Dealer, Dealing, Dealings, Sell, Seller, Selling, Trading
Also: Deal Out

11. Noun. Steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator. "They rode the trade winds going west"
Exact synonyms: Trade Wind
Generic synonyms: Prevailing Wind

12. Noun. An equal exchange. "We had no money so we had to live by barter"
Exact synonyms: Barter, Swap, Swop
Generic synonyms: Exchange, Interchange
Specialized synonyms: Horse Trade, Horse Trading
Derivative terms: Barter, Swap, Swop

Definition of Trade

1. n. A track; a trail; a way; a path; also, passage; travel; resort.

2. v. i. 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.

3. v. t. To sell or exchange in commerce; to barter.

Definition of Trade

1. Noun. Buying and selling of goods and services on a market. ¹

2. Noun. A particular instance of buying or selling. ¹

3. Noun. An instance of bartering items in exchange for one another. ¹

4. Noun. Those who perform a particular kind of skilled work. ¹

5. Noun. Those engaged in an industry or group of related industries. ¹

6. Noun. The skilled practice of a practical occupation. ¹

7. Noun. (uncountable UK) The business given to a commercial establishment by its customers. ¹

8. Noun. (context: only as plural) Steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator. ¹

9. Noun. (context: only as plural) A publication intended for participants in an industry or related group of industries. ¹

10. Noun. (uncountable LGBT slang) A brief sexual encounter. ¹

11. Verb. To engage in trade ¹

12. Verb. To be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions. ¹

13. Verb. To give (something) in exchange for. ¹

14. Verb. To do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trade

1. to give in exchange for another commodity [v TRADED, TRADING, TRADES] : TRADABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Trade

1. 1. A track; a trail; a way; a path; also, passage; travel; resort. "A postern with a blind wicket there was, A common trade to pass through Priam's house." (Surrey) "Hath tracted forth some salvage beastes trade." (Spenser) "Or, I'll be buried in the king's highway, Some way of common trade, where subjects' feet May hourly trample on their sovereign's head." (Shak) 2. Course; custom; practice; occupation; employment. "The right trade of religion." "There those five sisters had continual trade." (Spenser) "Long did I love this lady, Long was my travel, long my trade to win her." (Massinger) "Thy sin's not accidental but a trade." (Shak) 3. Business of any kind; matter of mutual consideration; affair; dealing. "Have you any further trade with us?" (Shak) 4. Specifically: The act or business of exchanging commodities by barter, or by buying and selling for money; commerce; traffic; barter. Trade comprehends every species of exchange or dealing, either in the produce of land, in manufactures, in bills, or in money; but it is chiefly used to denote the barter or purchase and sale of goods, wares, and merchandise, either by wholesale or retail. Trade is either foreign or domestic. Foreign trade consists in the exportation and importation of goods, or the exchange of the commodities of different countries. Domestic, or home, trade is the exchange, or buying and selling, of goods within a country. Trade is also by the wholesale, that is, by the package or in large quantities, generally to be sold again, or it is by retail, or in small parcels. The carrying trade is the business of transporting commodities from one country to another, or between places in the same country, by land or water. 5. 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. "Accursed usury was all his trade." (Spenser) "The homely, slighted, shepherd's trade." (Milton) "I will instruct thee in my trade." (Shak) 6. Instruments of any occupation. "The house and household goods, his trade of war." (Dryden) 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. The trade winds. 9. Refuse or rubbish from a mine. Synonym: Profession, occupation, office, calling, avocation, employment, commerce, dealing, traffic. Board of trade. See Board. Trade dollar. See Dollar. Trade price, the price at which goods are sold to members of the same trade, or by wholesale dealers to retailers. Trade sale, an auction by and for the trade, especially that of the booksellers. Trade wind, a wind in the torrid zone, and often a little beyond at, which blows from the same quarter throughout the year, except when affected by local causes; so called because of its usefulness to navigators, and hence to trade. The general direction of the trade winds is from N. E. To S. W. On the north side of the equator, and from S. E. To N. W. On the south side of the equator. They are produced by the joint effect of the rotation of the earth and the movement of the air from the polar toward the equatorial regions, to supply the vacancy caused by heating, rarefaction, and consequent ascent of the air in the latter regions. The trade winds are principally limited to two belts in the tropical regions, one on each side of the equator, and separated by a belt which is characterised by calms or variable weather. Origin: Formerly, a path, OE. Tred a footmark. See Tread, &. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trade

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tractus spinothalamicus anterior
tractus spinothalamicus lateralis
tractus spiralis foraminosus
tractus supraopticohypophysialis
tractus tectobulbaris
tractus tectopontinus
tractus tectospinalis
tractus temporopontinus
tractus tuberoinfundibularis
tractus vestibulospinalis
tractuses
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Literary usage of Trade

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1. My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass (1855)
"TAEE the American slave trade, which, we are told by the papers, is especially ... This trade is one of the peculiarities of American institutions. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The course is five years in length, primary academic instruction, trade work, technical art ... There are six municipal trade schools for girls in Paris. ..."

3. The Spanish Regime in Missouri: A Collection of Papers and Documents by Etienne Burnet, Ernest Edward Austen, Louis Houck (1909)
"From this results an unfailing and considerable benefit to the trade of the above- mentioned settlements. By virtue of that, and as the supplicant designs ..."

4. History of Domestic and Foreign Commerce of the United States by Emory Richard Johnson, Thurman William Van Metre, Grover Gerhardt Huebner, David Scott Hanchet (1915)
"Foreign and domestic trade in 1790, 6. The status of the fisheries, 9. Conditions affecting American shipping, 10. Disadvantages of American shipping in ..."

5. The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University (1908)
"The coupling of the terms " trade " and " foreign plantations " was due to the prevailing economic theory which viewed the colonies not so much as markets ..."

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