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Dictionary definition for: Trade

1. (n) the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services; "Venice was an important center of trade with the East" "they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade"

2. (v) engage in the trade of; "he is merchandising telephone sets"

3. (n) people who perform a particular kind of skilled work; "he represented the craft of brewers" "as they say in the trade"

4. (v) turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase; "trade in an old car for a new one"

5. (n) an equal exchange; "we had no money so we had to live by barter"

6. (v) be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions; "The stock traded around $20 a share"

7. (n) the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"

8. (v) exchange or give (something) in exchange for

9. (n) a particular instance of buying or selling; "it was a package deal" "I had no further trade with him" "he''s a master of the business deal"

10. (v) do business; offer for sale as for one''s livelihood; "She deals in gold" "The brothers sell shoes"

11. (n) the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers; "even before noon there was a considerable patronage"

12. (n) steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator; "they rode the trade winds going west"

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