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Trade meaning

trade - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. engage in the trade of; " he is merchandising telephone sets"
  2. 2. imp. of Tread.
  3. 3. A track; a trail; a way; a path; also, passage; travel; resort.
  4. 4. Course; custom; practice; occupation; employment.
  5. 5. Business of any kind; matter of mutual consideration; affair; dealing.
  6. 6. Specifically: The act or business of exchanging commodities by barter, or by buying and selling for money; commerce; traffic; barter.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Instruments of any occupation.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. The trade winds.
  11. 11. Refuse or rubbish from a mine.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. To buy and sell or exchange property in a single instance.
  14. 14. To sell or exchange in commerce; to barter.
  15. 15. To have dealings; to be concerned or associated; - usually followed by with.
  16. 16. Commerce; traffic; handicraft; body of dealers or craftsmen.
  17. 17. To buy and sell.

trade - examples of usage

  1. It is the same with the question of Free Trade. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  2. That was good for trade. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. I think if there was money there would be more trade done in a ready- money way than there is. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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