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    trade - Dictionary definition and meaning for word trade

    Definition
    (noun) the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services
    Example Sentence
    • Venice was an important center of trade with the East
    • they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade
    Definition
    (noun) the skilled practice of a practical occupation
    Synonyms : craft
    Example Sentence
    • he learned his trade as an apprentice
    Definition
    (noun) the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers
    Synonyms : patronage
    Example Sentence
    • even before noon there was a considerable patronage
    Definition
    (noun) a particular instance of buying or selling
    Synonyms : business deal , deal
    Example Sentence
    • it was a package deal
    • I had no further trade with him
    • he's a master of the business deal
    Definition
    (noun) people who perform a particular kind of skilled work
    Synonyms : craft
    Example Sentence
    • he represented the craft of brewers
    • as they say in the trade
    Definition
    (noun) steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator
    Synonyms : trade wind
    Example Sentence
    • they rode the trade winds going west
    Definition
    (noun) an equal exchange
    Synonyms : barter , swap , swop
    Example Sentence
    • we had no money so we had to live by barter
    Definition
    (verb) engage in the trade of
    Synonyms : merchandise
    Example Sentence
    • he is merchandising telephone sets
    Definition
    (verb) turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase
    Synonyms : trade in
    Example Sentence
    • trade in an old car for a new one
    Definition
    (verb) be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions
    Example Sentence
    • The stock traded around $20 a share
    Definition
    (verb) exchange or give (something) in exchange for
    Synonyms : swap , switch , swop
    Definition
    (verb) do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
    Synonyms : deal , sell
    Example Sentence
    • She deals in gold
    • The brothers sell shoes
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