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As warm, moist air rises along the equator, surface air moves in to take its place, creating trade winds.

trade wind

 (wĭnd)
n.
often trade winds Any of a consistent system of prevailing winds occupying most of the tropics, constituting the major component of the general circulation of the atmosphere, and blowing northeasterly in the Northern Hemisphere and southeasterly in the Southern Hemisphere.

[From obsolete to blow trade, to blow in a regular course, from trade, regular course (obsolete).]

trade wind

(wɪnd)
n
(Physical Geography) a wind blowing obliquely towards the equator either from the northeast in the N hemisphere or the southeast in the S hemisphere, approximately between latitudes 30° N and S, forming part of the planetary wind system
[C17: from to blow trade to blow steadily in one direction, from trade in the obsolete sense: a track]

trade′ wind`

(wɪnd)
n.
Often, trade winds. any of the nearly constant easterly winds that dominate most of the world's tropics and subtropics, blowing mainly from the northeast in the Northern Hemisphere, and from the southeast in the Southern Hemisphere.
[1625–35]

trade wind

A wind that blows in the same direction during a particular season or seasons.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trade wind - steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equatortrade wind - steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator; "they rode the trade winds going west"
prevailing wind - the predominant wind direction; "the prevailing wind is from the southwest"
Translations
pasát
passatvind
pasaatituuli
passzátszél
staîvindur
alizeu
pasát
alize rüzgarı

trade wind

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trade

(treid) noun
1. the buying and selling of goods. Japan does a lot of trade with Britain.
2. (a) business, occupation, or job. He's in the jewellery trade.
verb
1. (often with in or with) to buy and sell. They made a lot of money by trading; They trade in fruit and vegetables.
2. to exchange. I traded my watch for a bicycle.
ˈtrader noun
a person who trades.
ˈtrademark, ˈtradename nouns
an officially registered mark or name belonging to a particular company, and not to be used by anyone else, that is put on all goods made by the company.
ˈtradesman (ˈtreidz-) noun
1. a shopkeeper.
2. a workman in a skilled job. My husband cannot mend the television-set – I'll have to send for a tradesman.
trade(s) union
a group of workers of the same trade who join together to bargain with employers for fair wages, better working conditions etc.
trade(s) unionist a member of a trade(s) union (noun trade(s) unionism
).
trade wind
a wind that blows towards the equator (from the north-east and south-east).
trade in to give (something) as part-payment for something else: We decided to trade in our old car and get a new one ( noun ˈtrade-in)
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