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Noun: trade  treyd
  1. The commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services
    "Venice was an important centre of trade with the East"; "they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade"
     
  2. The skilled practice of a practical occupation
    "he learned his trade as an apprentice";
    - craft
     
  3. The business given to a commercial establishment by its customers
    "even before noon there was a considerable trade";
    - patronage
     
  4. A particular instance of buying or selling
    "I had no further trade with him";
    - deal, business deal, transaction
     
  5. People who perform a particular kind of skilled work
    "as they say in the trade";
    - craft
     
  6. Steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator
    "they rode the trade winds going west";
    - trade wind
     
  7. An equal exchange
    "we had no money so we had to live by trade";
    - barter, swap, swop
Verb: trade  treyd
  1. Engage in the trade of
    "he is trading telephone sets";
    - merchandise, merchandize
     
  2. Turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase
    "trade in an old car for a new one";
    - trade in
     
  3. Be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions
    "The stock traded around $20 a share"
     
  4. Exchange or give (something) in exchange for
    - swap, swop, switch
     
  5. Do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
    "She trades in gold";
    - deal, sell

Derived forms: trades, traded, trading

Type of: business, change, class, commerce, commercialism, dealing, dealings, exchange, interchange, job, line, line of work, mercantilism, occupation, prevailing wind, sell, social class, socio-economic class, stratum, transact, transaction

Encyclopedia: Trade, Law and Development