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English noun: trade

1. trade (act) the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services


SamplesVenice was an important center of trade with the East.
They are accused of conspiring to constrain trade.


Broader (hypernym)commerce, commercialism, mercantilism


Narrower (hyponym)fair trade, fair trade, free trade


Domain category membersprotect

2. trade (act) the skilled practice of a practical occupation


SamplesHe learned his trade as an apprentice.


Synonymscraft


Broader (hypernym)business, job, line, line of work, occupation


Narrower (hyponym)airplane mechanics, auto mechanics, basketry, carpentry, cobbling, drafting, dressmaking, electrical work, handicraft, house painting, interior decoration, interior design, lumbering, masonry, mechanical drawing, mintage, oculism, painting, papermaking, pilotage, piloting, plumbery, plumbing, pottery, pyrotechnics, pyrotechny, roofing, sheet-metal work, shingling, shoe repairing, shoemaking, tailoring, tanning, tool-and-die work, typography, undertaking, upholstery, wine making, winemaking, woodwork, woodworking

3. trade (act) the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers


SamplesEven before noon there was a considerable patronage.


Synonymspatronage


Broader (hypernym)business


Narrower (hyponym)custom

4. trade (act) a particular instance of buying or selling


SamplesIt was a package deal.
I had no further trade with him.
He's a master of the business deal.


Synonymsbusiness deal, deal


Broader (hypernym)dealing, dealings, transaction


Narrower (hyponym)arms deal, penny ante

5. trade (group) people who perform a particular kind of skilled work


SamplesHe represented the craft of brewers.
As they say in the trade.


Synonymscraft


Broader (hypernym)class, social class, socio-economic class, stratum

6. trade (phenomenon) steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator


SamplesThey rode the trade winds going west.


Synonymstrade wind


Broader (hypernym)prevailing wind

7. trade (act) an equal exchange


SamplesWe had no money so we had to live by barter.


Synonymsbarter, swap, swop


Broader (hypernym)exchange, interchange


Narrower (hyponym)horse trade, horse trading


English verb: trade

1. trade (possession) engage in the trade of


SamplesHe is merchandising telephone sets.


Synonymsmerchandise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)arbitrage, black market, export, import, market, run, traffic, traffic


Entailbuy, purchase, sell


Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism

2. trade (possession) turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase


SamplesTrade in an old car for a new one.


Synonymstrade in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)change, exchange, interchange


Narrower (hyponym)barter away


Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism

3. trade (stative) be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions


SamplesThe stock traded around $20 a share.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)sell


Narrower (hyponym)close


Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism

4. trade (possession) exchange or give (something) in exchange for


ExamplesThey trade the tourists their cars


Synonymsswap, switch, swop


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)change, exchange, interchange

5. trade (possession) do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood


SamplesShe deals in gold.
The brothers sell shoes.


Synonymsdeal, sell


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)transact


Narrower (hyponym)black marketeer, deal, hawk, huckster, market, monger, peddle, pitch, push, pyramid, vend


Verb groupdeal, sell


Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism









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