- 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.
- An example of trade is the tea trade where tea is imported from China and purchased in the US.
- An example of trade is when you work in sales.
- An example of trade is the act of exchanging one item for another or one item for money.
- To trade means to exchange something such as items or services, to buy or sell items or to buy or sell stocks.
- An example of trade is when you give your friend your peanut butter sandwich in exchange for his tuna sandwich.
- An example of trade is when you give a greeting to your friend and get greeted in return.
- An example of trade is when you buy shares of a company stock.
trade definition by Webster's New World
- a track; path
- a course; regular procedure
- a means of earning one's living; occupation, work, or line of business
- an occupation requiring skill in any of certain kinds of work done with the hands, as distinguished from unskilled work or from a profession or business; craft
- all the persons or companies in a particular line of business or work
- the buying and selling of commodities or the bartering of goods; commerce
- dealings or the market involving specified commodities, customers, seasons, etc.: the tourist trade, the Easter trade
- customers; clientele
- a purchase or sale; deal; bargain
- an exchange; swap
- the trade winds
Origin: Middle English a track, course of action ; from Middle Low German a track ; from Old Saxon trada, a trace, trail, akin to Middle English trede, tread
- of or relating to trade or commerce
- of, by, or for those in a particular business or industry: trade papers or journals
- of the members in the trades, or crafts: trade unions
- to carry on a trade or business
- to have business dealings (with someone)
- to make an exchange (with someone)
- Informal to be a customer (at a specified store or shop)
- to exchange; barter; swap
- to buy and sell (stocks, etc.)
trade definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The business of buying and selling commodities; commerce. See Synonyms at business.
- The people working in or associated with a business or industry: a textile-exporting publication for the trade.
- The customers of a specified business or industry; clientele.
- The act or an instance of buying or selling; transaction.
- An exchange of one thing for another.
- An occupation, especially one requiring skilled labor; craft: the building trades, including carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and electrical installation.
- The trade winds. Often used in the plural with the.
- To engage in buying and selling for profit.
- To make an exchange of one thing for another.
- To be offered for sale: Stocks traded at lower prices this morning.
- To shop or buy regularly: trades at the local supermarket.
- To give in exchange for something else: trade farm products for manufactured goods; will trade my ticket for yours.
- To buy and sell (stock, for example).
- To pass back and forth: We traded jokes.
- Of or relating to trade or commerce.
- Relating to, used by, or serving a particular trade: a trade magazine.
- Of or relating to books that are primarily published to be sold commercially, as in bookstores.
Origin: Middle English, course, from Middle Low German.
- tradˈa·ble, tradeˈa·ble adjective
trade - Ologies & -Isms Definition
trade - Cultural Definition
Business or commerce; economic activity.
trade - Investment & Finance Definition
trade - Phrases/Idioms
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