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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

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

If people work together in an open way with porous boundaries - that is, if they listen to each other and really talk to each other - then they are bound to trade ideas that are mutual to each other and be influenced by each other. That mutual influence and open system of working creates collaboration.
Richard Thomas

I tell a student that the most important class you can take is technique. A great chef is first a great technician. 'If you are a jeweler, or a surgeon or a cook, you have to know the trade in your hand. You have to learn the process. You learn it through endless repetition until it belongs to you.
Jacques Pepin

The Berlin Wall wasn't the only barrier to fall after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. Traditional barriers to the flow of money, trade, people and ideas also fell.
Fareed Zakaria

Some go on to trade schools or get further training for jobs they are interested in. Some go into the arts, some are craftsmen, some take a little time out to travel, and some start their own businesses. But our graduates find and work at what they want to do.
Daniel Greenberg
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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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