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[Trade]

When Bobby has peanut butter but wants bologna and Billy has bologna but wants peanut butter––they can make a trade. Trade also means a set of job skills––to learn a trade means to train for a certain job.

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A track; a trail; a way; a path; also, passage; travel; resort.

Noun
the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"

Noun
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"

Noun
the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers; "even before noon there was a considerable patronage"

Noun
an equal exchange; "we had no money so we had to live by barter"

Noun
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"

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Noun
people who perform a particular kind of skilled work; "he represented the craft of brewers"; "as they say in the trade"

Noun
steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator; "they rode the trade winds going west"

Verb
do business; offer for sale as for one''s livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes"

Verb
exchange or give (something) in exchange for

Verb
turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase; "trade in an old car for a new one"

Verb
engage in the trade of; "he is merchandising telephone sets"

Verb
be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions; "The stock traded around $20 a share"


v.
A track; a trail; a way; a path; also, passage; travel; resort.

v.
Course; custom; practice; occupation; employment.

v.
Business of any kind; matter of mutual consideration; affair; dealing.

v.
Specifically: The act or business of exchanging commodities by barter, or by buying and selling for money; commerce; traffic; barter.

v.
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.

v.
Instruments of any occupation.

v.
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.

v.
The trade winds.

v.
Refuse or rubbish from a mine.

v. i.
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.

v. i.
To buy and sell or exchange property in a single instance.

v. i.
To have dealings; to be concerned or associated; -- usually followed by with.

v. t.
To sell or exchange in commerce; to barter.


imp. of Tread.


Trade

Trade , n. [Formerly, a path, OE. tred a footmark. See Tread, n. & v.] 1. A track; a trail; a way; a path; also, passage; travel; resort. [Obs.]
A postern with a blind wicket there was, A common trade to pass through Priam's house.
Hath tracted forth some salvage beastes trade.
Or, I'll be buried in the king's highway, Some way of common trade, where subjects' feet May hourly trample on their sovereign's head.
2. Course; custom; practice; occupation; employment. [Obs.] "The right trade of religion." Udall.
There those five sisters had continual trade.
Long did I love this lady, Long was my travel, long my trade to win her.
Thy sin's not accidental but a trade.
3. Business of any kind; matter of mutual consideration; affair; dealing. [Obs.]
Have you any further trade with us?
4. Specifically: The act or business of exchanging commodities by barter, or by buying and selling for money; commerce; traffic; barter. &hand; Trade comprehends every species of exchange or dealing, either in the produce of land, in manufactures, in bills, or in money; but it is chiefly used to denote the barter or purchase and sale of goods, wares, and merchandise, either by wholesale or retail. Trade is either foreign or domestic. Foreign trade consists in the exportation and importation of goods, or the exchange of the commodities of different countries. Domestic, or home, trade is the exchange, or buying and selling, of goods within a country. Trade is also by the wholesale, that is, by the package or in large quantities, generally to be sold again, or it is by retail, or in small parcels. The carrying trade is the business of transporting commodities from one country to another, or between places in the same country, by land or water. 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.
Accursed usury was all his trade.
The homely, slighted, shepherd's trade.
I will instruct thee in my trade.
6. Instruments of any occupation. [Obs.]
The house and household goods, his trade of war.
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. pl. The trade winds. 9. Refuse or rubbish from a mine. [Prov. Eng.] Syn. -- Profession; occupation; office; calling; avocation; employment; commerce; dealing; traffic. Board of trade. See under Board. -- Trade dollar. See under Dollar. -- Trade price, the price at which goods are sold to members of the same trade, or by wholesale dealers to retailers. Trade sale, an auction by and for the trade, especially that of the booksellers. -- Trade wind, a wind in the torrid zone, and often a little beyond at, which blows from the same quarter throughout the year, except when affected by local causes; -- so called because of its usefulness to navigators, and hence to trade. &hand; The general direction of the trade winds is from N. E. to S. W. on the north side of the equator, and from S. E. to N. W. on the south side of the equator. They are produced by the joint effect of the rotation of the earth and the movement of the air from the polar toward the equatorial regions, to supply the vacancy caused by heating, rarefaction, and consequent ascent of the air in the latter regions. The trade winds are principally limited to two belts in the tropical regions, one on each side of the equator, and separated by a belt which is characterized by calms or variable weather.

Trade

Trade , v. i. [imp. & p. p. Traded; p. pr. & vb. n. Trading.] 1. 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.
A free port, where nations . . . resorted with their goods and traded.
2. To buy and sell or exchange property in a single instance. 3. To have dealings; to be concerned or associated; -- usually followed by with.
How did you dare to trade and traffic with Macbeth?

Trade

Trade, v. t. To sell or exchange in commerce; to barter.
They traded the persons of men.
To dicker and to swop, to trade rifles and watches.

Trade

Trade, obs. imp. of Tread.

A track; a trail; a way; a path; also, passage; travel; resort.

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.

To sell or exchange in commerce; to barter.

imp. of Tread.

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Usage Examples

America won the Cold War by protecting our strategic resources from the threat of foreign control. We must bring the same attitude to our trade relationship with China.

Editing yourself is like an irksome coin toss. You've got to strip yourself of super ego and operate from the id. Maybe I've got my Freud mixed up. It's just hard to trade a beauty shot for the performance with truth and a brightly lit zit.

Economy is the basis of society. When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material, and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love.

Consider the perverse effect cap and trade has on altruistic actions. Say you decide to buy a small, high-efficiency car. That reduces your emissions, but not your country's. Instead it allows somebody else to buy a bigger S.U.V. - because the total emissions are set by the cap.

Ever since the collapse of cap and trade legislation and the realization that President Obama is unlikely to ever utter the words 'climate change' in public again, much less use the bully pulpit to prepare the nation for the catastrophic risks of inaction, the movement has been in a funk.

During the Depression, my dad made radios to sell to make extra money. Nobody had any money to buy the radios, so he would trade them for dogs. He built kennels in the backyard, and he cared for the dogs.

Free trade is very important if we respect equality among nations.

China's idea of fair trade is government subsidies of its textile and apparel exports to the United States, currency manipulation, and forgiveness of loans by its government banks.

Democrats want to use the slowdown as an excuse to do what their special interests are always begging for: higher taxes, bigger government and less trade with other nations.

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Other Usage Examples

All the evidence shows very clearly that if you are a member of a trade union you are likely to get better pay, more equal pay, better health and safety, more chance to get training, more chance to have conditions of work that help if you have caring responsibilities... the list goes on!

Each co-operative institution will become a school of business in which each member will acquire a knowledge of the laws of trade and commerce.

'The Panorama' is also the last place anywhere in New York where the World Trade Center still stands, whole, as it stood in the early morning of September 11. I can also see the corner where I saw the first tower fall and howled out loud. Seeing the buildings again here is uplifting, healing.

For a poet to depict a poet in poetry is a hazardous experiment in regarding one's own trade a sense of humour and a little wholesome cynicism are not amiss.

Canada and the United States are also working at the World Trade Organization and in our own hemisphere with negotiations for a Trade Area of the Americas to try to help countries create a positive climate for investment and trade.

All too often miners, and indeed other trade unionists, underestimate the economic strength they have.

And, unlike the earlier bombing on the World Trade Center, a major landmark and symbol of the strength of the financial world was, not just damaged but, totally destroyed.

Find the human in the technology. The currency marketers trade in has not changed even if the methods have. Emotion is what we exchange.

Foreign policy is about trying to deliver for them the best possible economic benefits, the chance to travel, to study, to work, the opportunity through trade to be able to sell their goods and services and as much peace and security so they can live and bring their kids up so they don't have to fear war.

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