traffic

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[traf·fic]

If you drive during rush hour, you're likely to hit some heavy traffic, and if you get stuck in a big traffic jam, you'll definitely be late. It's not just cars that create traffic a large number of anything trying to occupy the same space adds up to traffic.

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To pass goods and commodities from one person to another for an equivalent in goods or money; to buy or sell goods; to barter; to trade.

Noun
social or verbal interchange (usually followed by `with'')

Noun
buying and selling; especially illicit trade

Noun
the amount of activity over a communication system during a given period of time; "heavy traffic overloaded the trunk lines"; "traffic on the internet is lightest during the night"

Noun
the aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time

Verb
trade or deal a commodity; "They trafficked with us for gold"

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Verb
deal illegally; "traffic drugs"


v. i.
To pass goods and commodities from one person to another for an equivalent in goods or money; to buy or sell goods; to barter; to trade.

v. i.
To trade meanly or mercenarily; to bargain.

v. t.
To exchange in traffic; to effect by a bargain or for a consideration.

v.
Commerce, either by barter or by buying and selling; interchange of goods and commodities; trade.

v.
Commodities of the market.

v.
The business done upon a railway, steamboat line, etc., with reference to the number of passengers or the amount of freight carried.


Traffic

Traf"fic , v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trafficked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Trafficking .] [F. trafiquer; cf. It. trafficare, Sp. traficar, trafagar, Pg. traficar, trafegar, trafeguear, LL. traficare; of uncertain origin, perhaps fr. L. trans across, over + -ficare to make (see -fy, and cf. G. '81bermachen to transmit, send over, e. g., money, wares); or cf. Pg. trasfegar to pour out from one vessel into another, OPg. also, to traffic, perhaps fr. (assumed) LL. vicare to exchange, from L. vicis change (cf. Vicar).] 1. To pass goods and commodities from one person to another for an equivalent in goods or money; to buy or sell goods; to barter; to trade. 2. To trade meanly or mercenarily; to bargain.

Traffic

Traf"fic, v. t. To exchange in traffic; to effect by a bargain or for a consideration.

Traffic

Traf"fic, n. [Cf. F. trafic, It. traffico, Sp. tr'a0fico, tr'a0fago, Pg. tr'a0fego, LL. traficum, trafica. See Traffic, v.] 1. Commerce, either by barter or by buying and selling; interchange of goods and commodities; trade.
A merchant of great traffic through the world.
The traffic in honors, places, and pardons.
&hand; This word, like trade, comprehends every species of dealing in the exchange or passing of goods or merchandise from hand to hand for an equivalent, unless the business of relating may be excepted. It signifies appropriately foreign trade, but is not limited to that. 2. Commodities of the market. [R.]
You 'll see a draggled damsel From Billingsgate her fishy traffic bear.
3. The business done upon a railway, steamboat line, etc., with reference to the number of passengers or the amount of freight carried. Traffic return, a periodical statement of the receipts for goods and passengers, as on a railway line. -- Traffic taker, a computer of the returns of traffic on a railway, steamboat line, etc.

To pass goods and commodities from one person to another for an equivalent in goods or money; to buy or sell goods; to barter; to trade.

To exchange in traffic; to effect by a bargain or for a consideration.

Commerce, either by barter or by buying and selling; interchange of goods and commodities; trade.

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Usage Examples

Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us.

In Japan, they have TV sets in cars right now, where you can punch up traffic routes, weather, everything! You can get Internet access already in cars in Japan, so within the next 2 to 3 years it's gonna be so crazy!

Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in it.

In L.A., I don't really want to go out because traffic sucks so bad. I'm sorry, I'm not going to spend five hours a day in my car, so you have to choose where you live very carefully.

What I enjoy doing more than anything is, I have my little antique car collection, and when the weather is pretty I like to get out one of my old cars. I have a little route I run down in the country, down Nachez Trace Parkway. The loop down through there is just really relaxing, not much traffic.

I'm not a car guy. The subway gets me where I need to go efficiently and cheaply, and I don't worry about traffic.

Switching over to a hybrid car is one of those right things, but, unfairly or not, it still has a reputation among car enthusiasts as something you have to pedal really fast when you're on the ramp merging into traffic on the 401.

'Blind Curve,' the book I'm working on now, sprang from a crazy incident that happened to me last year while on my book tour. I was pulled out of my car for a minor traffic violation - an incident that escalated into my being thrown into cuffs and told I was going to jail. Except in my story, the hero doesn't get off as easily as I did.

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Other Usage Examples

A man sits in his car at the traffic lights, waiting for them to go green.

Traffic was very, very free. It was great.

The truth is that stress doesn't come from your boss, your kids, your spouse, traffic jams, health challenges, or other circumstances. It comes from your thoughts about these circumstances.

Oh man. If I had magic powers... I would hope that I would use them for good. I think I would. But I would do something pretty trivial like making traffic disappear.

I wasn't privy to all of the intelligence that was coming in about Guatemala, but I did see the traffic that was coming in from Guatemala City, because it was very relevant to me, and of course I exchanged what I had with the chief of station in Guatemala City.

For me, Twitter works best as a way of taking pictures of being stuck in traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge. If people really want to read really funny quips about life, parenting, and pop culture, then by all means read Michael Ian Black's tweets.

I wanted very much to do Traffic and at one point it looked like I was going to work on it. And then, of course, Catherine Zeta-Jones had her relationship with Michael Douglas and it suddenly didn't happen.

If you haven't seen your wife smile at a traffic cop, you haven't seen her smile her prettiest.

The Viennese wash everything. Where else in the world does the government hire public servants to wash public telephone booths and the glass over traffic lights? Every time I see someone doing these things, I smile like a child.

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