To trade means to exchange something such as items or services, to buy or sell items or to buy or sell stocks.(verb)
Trade is defined as the general marketplace of buying and selling goods, the way you make a living or the act of exchanging or buying and selling something.(noun)
See trade in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME, a track, course of action < MLowG, a track < OS trada, a trace, trail, akin to ME trede, tread
See trade in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, course
Origin: , from Middle Low German.
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the act of navigating or trading along a coast.
Rare. useful arts, as agriculture, commerce, and manufacturing.
Obsolete, the purchase of all of a given commodity in order to control its price. —coemptive, adj.
the market condition that exists when there are only two sellers. —duopolist, n. —duopolistic, adj.
the market condition that exists when there are only two buyers. —duopsonistic, adj.
1. Rare. the act of purchasing.
2. Obsolete, the thing purchased. —emptional, adj.
1. merchants collectively.
2. the business of commerce or trade.
the practices and system of a monopoly. —monopolist, n. —monopolistic, adj.
an exclusive control of a commodity or service in a particular market, or a control that makes possible the manipulation of prices. —monopolist, n. —monopolistic, adj.
the market condition that exists when only one buyer will purchase the products of a number of sellers. —monopsonist, n. —monopsonistic, adj.
the condition of free enterprise, without restriction as to the number of sellers of a given product.
a market condition where no restriction on the number of buyers exists. —multiopsonist, n. —multiopsonistic, adj.
the market condition that exists when there are few sellers. —oligopolistic, adj.
a market condition in which there are few buyers. —oligopsonist, n. —oligopsonistic, adj.
fatherlike control over subordinates or employees in business. —paternalist, n. —paternalistic, adj.
the policy of giving preferential treatment in international trade. —preferentialist, n.
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