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.
Writers, editors, and other members of the publishing trade.
The women's clothing trade.
The trade in stocks was brisk all morning.
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.
Baseball teams making a trade of players.
The building trades.
We traded jokes.
Trade farm products for manufactured goods; will trade my ticket for yours.
A trade magazine.
The tourist trade, the Easter trade.
Trade papers or journals.
It is not a retail showroom. It is only for the trade.
Rumors about layoffs are all over the trades.
Josh picked up some trade last night.
Hath tracted forth some salvage beastes trade.
Or, I'll be buried in the king's highway, / Some way of common trade, where subjects' feet / May hourly trample on their sovereign's head.
There those five sisters had continual trade.
Long did I love this lady, / Long was my travel, long my trade to win her.
Thy sin's not accidental but a trade.
Will you trade your precious watch for my earring?
Stocks traded at lower prices this morning.
Trades at the local supermarket.
- To trade something for something of lower value.
- To give (one's used automobile, etc.) as part of the purchase price of a new one.
- To take advantage of; exploit.
- To trade something for something of higher value.
Origin of trade
- Middle English course from Middle Low German
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English trade (“path, course of conduct"), cognate with Old English tredan (“tread"); See Online Etymology Dictionary