Definitions for trade

Definitions for (noun) trade

Main entry: craft, trade

Definition: the skilled practice of a practical occupation

Usage: he learned his trade as an apprentice

Main entry: trade

Definition: the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services

Usage: Venice was an important center of trade with the East; they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade

Main entry: patronage, trade

Definition: the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers

Usage: even before noon there was a considerable patronage

Main entry: trade, swop, swap, barter

Definition: an equal exchange

Usage: we had no money so we had to live by barter

Main entry: trade, business deal, deal

Definition: a particular instance of buying or selling

Usage: it was a package deal; I had no further trade with him; he's a master of the business deal

Main entry: trade, craft

Definition: people who perform a particular kind of skilled work

Usage: he represented the craft of brewers; as they say in the trade

Main entry: trade, trade wind

Definition: steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator

Usage: they rode the trade winds going west

Definitions for (verb) trade

Main entry: trade, sell, deal

Definition: do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood

Usage: She deals in gold; The brothers sell shoes

Main entry: trade, switch, swop, swap

Definition: exchange or give (something) in exchange for

Main entry: trade, trade in

Definition: turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase

Usage: trade in an old car for a new one

Main entry: trade, merchandise

Definition: engage in the trade of

Usage: he is merchandising telephone sets

Main entry: trade

Definition: be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions

Usage: The stock traded around $20 a share

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