Trade

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English

Adjective

Trade (not comparable)

  1. relating to or used in or intended for trade or commerce;
    a trade fair; trade journals; trade goods.

Noun

Trade (countable and uncountable; plural Trades)
  1. (uncountable, UK) The commercial buying and selling of goods and services.
  2. (uncountable) International buying and selling of goods and services.
  3. (countable) Those who perform a particular kind of skilled work.
    The skilled trades were the first to organize modern labor unions.
  4. (countable) Those engaged in an industry or group of related industries.
    It is not a retail showroom. It is only for the trade.
  5. (countable) The skilled practice of a practical occupation.
    He learned his trade as an apprentice.
  6. (countable) A particular instance of buying or selling.
    I did no trades with them once the rumors started.
  7. (countable) An instance of bartering items in exchange for one another.
    • 1989, Bruce Pandolfini, Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps, ISBN 0671656902, "Glossary" section, page 225 [1]:
      EXCHANGE — A trade or swap of no material profit to either side.
    • 2009, Elliott Kalb and Mark Weinstein, The 30 Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories of All Time, ISBN 9781602396784, page 60 [2]:
      When Golden State matched the Knicks' offer sheet, the Warriors and Knicks worked out a trade that sent King to New York for Richardson.
  8. (uncountable, UK) The business given to a commercial establishment by its customers.
    Even before noon there was considerable trade.
  9. (only as plural) Steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator.
    They rode the trades going west.
  10. (only as plural) A publication intended for participants in an industry or related group of industries.
    Rumors about layoffs are all over the trades.

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Synonyms

  • (the commercial exchange of goods and services): commerce
  • (the collective people who perform a particular kind of skilled work): business
  • (the skilled practice of a practical occupation): craft
  • (An instance of buying and selling): deal, barter
  • (the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers): patronage

Verb

Trade (third-person singular simple present Trades, present participle trading, simple past and past participle traded)

  1. To engage in trade
    This company trades in precious metal.
  2. To be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions.
    stock trade
  3. To give (something) in exchange for.
    Will you trade your precious watch for my earring?
  4. To do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood.

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Adjectives for Trade

considerable; clandestine; immense; peaceable; savory; melancholy; depressed; dreadful; monstrous; profitable; flourishing; military; lucrative; constant; discordant; penitent; languishing; abominable; essential; harsh; vilest; illicit; wholesale; hereditary; doubtful; permanent; beastly; external; sedentary ; diverted; stagnated; unlawful; intermediary; earthly; reciprocal; thriving; frivolous; magnificent.

Verbs for Trade

abandon—; alienate—; augment—; blockade—; bolster—; cement—; conciliate—; cut into—; decrease—; discontinue—; disrupt—; dominate—; encourage—; endanger —; engage in—; establish—; expand—; facilitate—; foster—; hamper—; impede—; increase—; inspire—; make roads upon—; monopolize—; nurture—; originate—; ply —; promote—; pursue—; regiment—; relinquish—; restrain—; revive—; spur—; stimulate—; strangle—; strengthen—; stymie—; swamp with—; swell—; tackle; teach—; threaten— traffic in—; trample down—; —collapses —dwindles; —freezes; —jumps up; —lures —slumps.

Thesaurus

abalienate, agency, alien, alienate, alternate, amortize, argue, art, assign, backscratching, balance of trade, bandy, bargain, barter, bartering, be quits with, bequeath, big business, blind bargain, brokerage, business, business dealings, buy, buy and sell, buying and selling, calling, career, career building, careerism, carriage trade, cede, chaffer, change, clientage, clientele, commerce, commercial, commercial affairs, commercial relations, commute, compensate, confer, consign, convey, cooperate, counterchange, craft, custom, deal, deal with, dealing, dealings, deed, deed over, deliver, demise, devolve upon, dicker, do business, do business with, doing business, employment, enfeoff, even trade, exchange, fair trade, following, free trade, game, get back at, get even with, give, give and take, give in exchange, give title to, give-and-take, good name, goodwill, haggle, hand, hand down, hand on, hand over, handicraft, hard bargain, have dealings with, have truck with, horse trade, horse trading, horse-trade, industrial, industry, interchange, intercourse, job, jobbing, lifework, line, line of business, line of work, logroll, logrolling, make a bargain, make a deal, make over, market, marketing, mercantile, mercantile business, mercantilism, merchandise, merchandising, merchant, merchantry, metier, mission, multilateral trade, mystery, negotiate, number, occupation, pass, pass on, pass over, patronage, patronize, pay back, permute, pork barrel, practice, profession, public, purchasing public, pursuit, racket, reciprocal trade, reciprocate, repute, requite, respond, restraint of trade, retail, retailing, retaliate, return, return the compliment, rural market, sell, settle, settle on, shop at, sign away, sign over, small business, specialization, specialty, substitute, suburban market, surrender, swap, swap horses, swapping, switch, take in exchange, the business world, the marketplace, trade at, trade in, trade off, trade sight unseen, trade with, trade-in, trading, traffic, traffic with, trafficking, transact business, transact business with, transfer, transmit, transpose, truck, turn over, unilateral trade, vocation, walk, walk of life, wheeling and dealing, wholesale, wholesaling, work, wrangle, youth market

Etymology

From Middle English trade (path, course of conduct), cognate with Old English tredan (tread); See Online Etymology Dictionary

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Dutch

Verb

Trade

  1. singular past subjunctive of treden.

French

Verb

Trade

  1. first-person singular present indicative of trader
  2. third-person singular present indicative of trader
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of trader
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of trader
  5. second-person singular imperative of trader

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /tʁɛd/

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Latin

Verb

trāde

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of trādō