English dictionary



Info: This web site is based on WordNet 3.0 from Princeton University.

English noun: traffic

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


Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection


Narrower (hyponym)air traffic, commuter traffic, foot traffic, pedestrian traffic, vehicle traffic, vehicular traffic

2. traffic (act) buying and selling; especially illicit trade


Broader (hypernym)commerce, commercialism, mercantilism


Narrower (hyponym)barratry, drug traffic, drug trafficking, narcotraffic, simony, slave trade, slave traffic

3. traffic (communication) the amount of activity over a communication system during a given period of time


SamplesHeavy traffic overloaded the trunk lines.
Traffic on the internet is lightest during the night.


Broader (hypernym)communicating, communication

4. traffic (act) social or verbal interchange (usually followed by `with')


Synonymsdealings


Broader (hypernym)give-and-take, interchange, reciprocation


Narrower (hyponym)relation


English verb: traffic

1. traffic (possession) deal illegally


SamplesTraffic drugs.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)merchandise, trade


Domain categorycrime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense

2. traffic (possession) trade or deal a commodity


SamplesThey trafficked with us for gold.


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


Broader (hypernym)merchandise, trade


Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2017 onlineordbog.dk