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Definition of Trade


  1. A track; a trail; a way; a path; also, passage; travel; resort.
  2. Course; custom; practice; occupation; employment.
  3. Business of any kind; matter of mutual consideration; affair; dealing.
  4. Specifically: The act or business of exchanging commodities by barter, or by buying and selling for money; commerce; traffic; barter.
  5. The business which a person has learned, and which he engages in, for procuring subsistence, or for profit; occupation; especially, mechanical employment as distinguished from the liberal arts, the learned professions, and agriculture; as, we speak of the trade of a smith, of a carpenter, or mason, but not now of the trade of a farmer, or a lawyer, or a physician.
  6. Instruments of any occupation.
  7. A company of men engaged in the same occupation; thus, booksellers and publishers speak of the customs of the trade, and are collectively designated as the trade.
  8. The trade winds.
  9. Refuse or rubbish from a mine.
  10. To barter, or to buy and sell; to be engaged in the exchange, purchase, or sale of goods, wares, merchandise, or anything else; to traffic; to bargain; to carry on commerce as a business.
  11. To buy and sell or exchange property in a single instance.
  12. To have dealings; to be concerned or associated; -- usually followed by with.
  13. To sell or exchange in commerce; to barter.
  14. imp. of Tread.
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Trade Translations

trade in Afrikaans is beroep, handel
trade in Danish is handel, handle, stilling
trade in Dutch is handelen, handel drijven
trade in Finnish is kauppa
trade in Italian is impresa, arte, ramo di commercio, commercio
trade in Latin is fabrica
trade in Norwegian is forretning
trade in Spanish is quehacer, comercio