[ US /ˈtɹeɪd/ ]
[ UK /tɹˈe‍ɪd/ ]
  1. the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services
    they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade
    Venice was an important center of trade with the East
  2. an equal exchange
    we had no money so we had to live by barter
  3. the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers
    even before noon there was a considerable patronage
  4. steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator
    they rode the trade winds going west
  5. a particular instance of buying or selling
    he's a master of the business deal
    it was a package deal
    I had no further trade with him
  6. people who perform a particular kind of skilled work
    as they say in the trade
    he represented the craft of brewers
  7. the skilled practice of a practical occupation
    he learned his trade as an apprentice
  1. turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase
    trade in an old car for a new one
  2. be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions
    The stock traded around $20 a share
  3. engage in the trade of
    he is merchandising telephone sets
  4. do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
    The brothers sell shoes
    She deals in gold
  5. exchange or give (something) in exchange for
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How To Use trade In A Sentence

  • On the ranges of Fort Devens, the troops were put through their paces on US weapons, from the stock-in-trade M16 assault rifle to the frighteningly-effective M249 SAW light machine gun.
  • Moreover, she is being asked to do this while remaining scrupulously impartial and keeping the viewer entertained with talk of trade deals, tariffs and employment figures. Times, Sunday Times
  • There are some trademark pieces - elegant-legged tables and high-quality marquetry - mixed in with contemporary designer furniture, antique shop finds and some very in-your-face art.
  • With check-in times now prolonged because of security issues, traders are lapping up even more business as they tempt us with their trinkets and gewgaws.
  • Europe was last united in neolithic times, before the inseparable meshwork of land, people, community and trade separated into hierarchy, nations and cities.
  • Instinctively they turned their back on the farce staged by the trade unions.
  • The biggest qualm I have with fair trade is its basic ignorance of comparative advantage.
  • From the early 1620s, coastal Indians supplied wampum (sacred shell beads, polished and strung in strands, belts, or sashes) to Dutch traders who exchanged it with inland natives for beaver pelts.
  • We spent them and traded them and frittered them away on drink and food and pleasurable company.
  • The neo-classical house features a main doorway framed with Ionic pillars and topped by a balustraded balcony complete with carved stone coat of arms.
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