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Etymology

From Middle English trade (path, course of conduct), cognate with Old English tredan (tread); See Online Etymology Dictionary

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Adjective

trade (not comparable)

Positive
trade

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. relating to or used in or intended for trade or commerce;
    a trade fair; trade journals; trade goods.

Noun

Singular
trade

Plural
s

trade (s)
  1. (uncountable) the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services.
  2. (countable) the collective people who perform a particular kind of skilled work.
    as they say in the trade.
  3. (countable) the skilled practice of a practical occupation
    He learned his trade as an apprentice.
  4. (countable) a particular instance of buying or selling
    I had no further trade with him.
  5. (uncountable) the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers
    Even before noon there was considerable trade.

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Synonyms

  • (the commercial exchange of goods and services): commerce
  • (the collective people who perform a particular kind of skilled work): business
  • (the skilled practice of a practical occupation): craft
  • (An instance of buying and selling): deal, barter
  • (the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers): patronage

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Verb

Infinitive
to trade

Third person singular
trad

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to trade (third-person singular simple present trad, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To engage in trade
    This company trades in precious metal.
  2. To be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions.
    stock trade
  3. To give (something) in exchange for.
    Will you trade your precious watch for my earring?
  4. To do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood.

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