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free trade

n.
Trade between nations without regulatory barriers such as tariffs or quotas.

free trader n.

free trade

n
1. (Economics) international trade that is free of such government interference as import quotas, export subsidies, protective tariffs, etc. Compare protection3
2. (Commerce) archaic illicit trade; smuggling

free′ trade′


n.
international trade free from protective duties and quotas and subject only to such tariffs as are needed for revenue.
[1815–25]
free′-trade′, adj.
free′ trad′er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.free trade - international trade free of government interferencefree trade - international trade free of government interference
trade - 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"
NAFTA, North American Free Trade Agreement - an agreement for free trade between the United States and Canada and Mexico; became effective in 1994 for ten years
Translations
تِجارَه حُرَّه
volný obchod
frihandel
szabad kereskedelem
frjáls verslun
voľný obchod
serbest ticaret

free trade

nlibero scambio

free

(friː) adjective
1. allowed to move where one wants; not shut in, tied, fastened etc. The prison door opened, and he was a free man.
2. not forced or persuaded to act, think, speak etc in a particular way. free speech; You are free to think what you like.
3. (with with) generous. He is always free with his money/advice.
4. frank, open and ready to speak. a free manner.
5. costing nothing. a free gift.
6. not working or having another appointment; not busy. I shall be free at five o'clock.
7. not occupied, not in use. Is this table free?
8. (with of or from) without or no longer having (especially something or someone unpleasant etc). She is free from pain now; free of charge.
verbpast tense, past participle freed
1. to make or set (someone) free. He freed all the prisoners.
2. (with from or of) to rid or relieve (someone) of something. She was able to free herself from her debts by working at an additional job.
ˈfreedom noun
the state of not being under control and being able to do whatever one wishes. The prisoner was given his freedom.
ˈfreely adverb
1. in a free manner. to give freely to charity; to speak freely.
2. willingly; readily. I freely admit it was my fault.
Freefone® noun
(also freephone ; American toll-free number) a telephone number of a business or an organization that can be used free of charge by their customers etc; the system giving this service.
ˌfree-for-ˈall noun
a contest, debate etc in which anyone can take part.
ˈfreehand adjective, adverb
(of a drawing etc) (done) without any instruments (eg a ruler) to guide the hand.
ˈfreehold adjective
(of land, property etc) belonging completely to the owner, not just for a certain time.
ˈfreelance noun, adjective
(of or done by) a person who is working on his own, not for any one employer. a freelance journalist; freelance work.
verb
to work in this way. He is freelancing now.
Freepost noun
a system in Britain in which a business or an organization pays the cost of the post sent to it.
free ˈskating noun
a free style in ice-skating competitions.
free speech
the right to express an opinion freely. I believe in free speech.
free trade
trade with foreign countries without customs duties, taxes etc.
ˈfreeway noun
a motorway.
ˌfreeˈwheel verb
to travel (downhill) on a bicycle, in a car etc without using mechanical power.
free will
the ability to choose and act freely. He did it of his own free will.
a free hand
freedom to do whatever one likes. He gave her a free hand with the servants.
set free
to make (someone) free. The soldiers set the terrorists' prisoners free.
References in classic literature ?
Political economy is especially a science of terms; and free trade, as a branch of it is called, is just the portion of it which is indebted to them the most.
THAT is true; yes, free trade, after all, does NOT apply to pocket- handkerchiefs.
Perhaps she disapproved of free trade in generous sentiment.
The country upon which all others depend for their supplies will be the land which will promulgate free trade, for it will be conscious of its power to produce its manufactures at prices lower than those of any of its competitors.
And in place of the numberless and feasible chartered freedoms, has set up that single, unconscionable freedom -- Free Trade.
There are thousands who are in opinion opposed to slavery and to the war, who yet in effect do nothing to put an end to them; who, esteeming themselves children of Washington and Franklin, sit down with their hands in their pockets, and say that they know not what to do, and do nothing; who even postpone the question of freedom to the question of free trade, and quietly read the prices-current along with the latest advices from Mexico, after dinner, and, it may be, fall asleep over them both.
Our legislators have not yet learned the comparative value of free trade and of freed, of union, and of rectitude, to a nation.
It is cheap, even if you hear it in the Queen's Hall, dreariest music-room in London, though not as dreary as the Free Trade Hall, Manchester; and even if you sit on the extreme left of that hall, so that the brass bumps at you before the rest of the orchestra arrives, it is still cheap.
What English guests Hunsden invites, are all either men of Birmingham or Manchester--hard men, seemingly knit up in one thought, whose talk is of free trade.
Columbia University economist Jagdish Bhagwati's Free Trade Today is the slighter of the two, both physically and intellectually.
The Bush administration is giving the goal of enhanced free trade negotiating authority lip service, but on Capitol Hill the issue is virtually dead.
Specifically, the ``progressive'' mob hoped to derail negotiations for the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas, which would knock down trade barriers throughout this side of the globe.