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Definition of Trade

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.

Trade Quotations

If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour?
Thomas Jefferson

The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask.
Jim Morrison

The Creator has not thought proper to mark those in the forehead who are of stuff to make good generals. We are first, therefore, to seek them blindfold, and then let them learn the trade at the expense of great losses.
Thomas Jefferson

No nation was ever ruined by trade.
Benjamin Franklin

Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
Henry David Thoreau
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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

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