trade-in definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a used car, appliance, etc. given or taken as part payment in the purchase of a new one
- a transaction involving a trade-in
- the valuation allowed by the seller on a trade-in
trade-in definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Merchandise accepted as partial payment for a new purchase.
- A transaction involving such merchandise.
trade-in - Phrases/Idioms
Give or sell an old or used item and apply the value or proceeds to a new item. For example, Some people prefer to trade in their old car to the dealer, but we feel we'll do better by simply selling it. [First half of 1900s]