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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of buying and selling commodities, or all such acts collectively; commerce.
There is a good deal of trade between the United States and Mexico.The new treaty will strongly affect trade between the two countries.Trade is generally brisk at the flea market on Saturdays.
similar words:
business, dealings, exchange, traffic, transaction, truck
definition 2: the act of exchanging one thing for another without the exchange of money.
My car for his truck was a good trade.
definition 3: a means of livelihood that involves buying or selling of goods or services; business.
Selling car insurance was a trade that my mother was well-suited to.
business, livelihood, métier, occupation
similar words:
calling, craft, employment, line, living, profession, pursuit, vocation, work
definition 4: an occupation involving manual skill; craft.
His parents thought he should go into a trade such as carpentry or plumbing.
craft, skill
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definition 5: the members of a particular occupation collectively.
He is well known among his trade.
craft, profession
similar words:
field, guild
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: trades, trading, traded
definition 1: to buy and sell.
She trades shares in the stock market.
deal in, merchandise
similar words:
buy, exchange, hawk, offer, peddle, sell, vend
definition 2: to exchange.
The two children often trade lunches at school.I'll trade you my hat for your scarf.They traded insults, but they didn't get into a fist fight.
exchange, interchange, reciprocate, swap
similar words:
bargain, barter, change, convert, switch, truck
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to engage in a trade, occupation, or profession.
As plumbers, we've been trading in this town for over twenty years.
similar words:
deal, work
definition 2: to make an exchange of one thing for another.
If you don't like it, you can always trade with somebody.
exchange, swap
similar words:
barter, change, switch, truck
definition 3: to do one's buying.
I always try to trade at locally-owned businesses.
buy, shop
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definition 4: to carry out a business of selling; deal; traffic (usu. fol. by "in").
He trades in used furniture and makes a good living at it.Some of these criminals trade in drugs.
deal, traffic
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derivations: tradable (tradeable) (adj.), tradeless (adj.)
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