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Meaning & Definition of Trade in English

English

Trade

/tred/

noun

1. The commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services

  • "Venice was an important center of trade with the east"
  • "They are accused of conspiring to constrain trade"
    synonym:
  • trade

2. The skilled practice of a practical occupation

  • "He learned his trade as an apprentice"
    synonym:
  • trade
  • ,
  • craft

3. The business given to a commercial establishment by its customers

  • "Even before noon there was a considerable patronage"
    synonym:
  • trade
  • ,
  • patronage

4. A particular instance of buying or selling

  • "It was a package deal"
  • "I had no further trade with him"
  • "He's a master of the business deal"
    synonym:
  • deal
  • ,
  • trade
  • ,
  • business deal

5. People who perform a particular kind of skilled work

  • "He represented the craft of brewers"
  • "As they say in the trade"
    synonym:
  • craft
  • ,
  • trade

6. Steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator

  • "They rode the trade winds going west"
    synonym:
  • trade wind
  • ,
  • trade

7. An equal exchange

  • "We had no money so we had to live by barter"
    synonym:
  • barter
  • ,
  • swap
  • ,
  • swop
  • ,
  • trade

verb

1. Engage in the trade of

  • "He is merchandising telephone sets"
    synonym:
  • trade
  • ,
  • merchandise

2. Turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase

  • "Trade in an old car for a new one"
    synonym:
  • trade
  • ,
  • trade in

3. Be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions

  • "The stock traded around $20 a share"
    synonym:
  • trade

4. Exchange or give (something) in exchange for

    synonym:
  • trade
  • ,
  • swap
  • ,
  • swop
  • ,
  • switch

5. Do business

  • Offer for sale as for one's livelihood
  • "She deals in gold"
  • "The brothers sell shoes"
    synonym:
  • deal
  • ,
  • sell
  • ,
  • trade

Examples of using

Those who can, trade stocks; those who can't, advise others.
She taught him the tricks of the trade.
Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.