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trade

 (trād)
n.
1. The business of buying and selling commodities, products, or services; commerce. See Synonyms at business.
2. A branch or kind of business: the women's clothing trade.
3. The people working in or associated with a business or industry: writers, editors, and other members of the publishing trade.
4. The activity or volume of buying or selling: The trade in stocks was brisk all morning.
5. An exchange of one thing for another: baseball teams making a trade of players.
6. An occupation, especially one requiring skilled labor; craft: the building trades.
7. trades The trade winds.
v. trad·ed, trad·ing, trades
v.intr.
1. To engage in buying and selling for profit.
2. To make an exchange of one thing for another.
3. To be offered for sale or be sold: Stocks traded at lower prices this morning.
4. To shop or buy regularly: trades at the local supermarket.
v.tr.
1. To give in exchange for something else: trade farm products for manufactured goods; will trade my ticket for yours.
2. To buy and sell (stocks, for example).
3. To pass back and forth: We traded jokes.
adj.
1. Of or relating to trade or commerce.
2. Relating to, used by, or serving a particular trade: a trade magazine.
3. Of or relating to books that are primarily published to be sold commercially, as in bookstores.
Phrasal Verbs:
trade down
To trade something in for something else of lower value or price: bought a new, smaller car, trading the old one down for economy.
trade in
To surrender or sell (an old or used item), using the proceeds as partial payment on a new purchase.
trade on
To put to calculated and often unscrupulous advantage; exploit: children of celebrities who trade on their family names.
trade up
To trade something in for something else of greater value or price: The value of our house soared, enabling us to trade up to a larger place.

[Middle English, course, from Middle Low German.]

trad′a·ble, trade′a·ble adj.

trade

(treɪd)
n
1. (Commerce) the act or an instance of buying and selling goods and services either on the domestic (wholesale and retail) markets or on the international (import, export, and entrepôt) markets.
2. (Crafts) a personal occupation, esp a craft requiring skill
3. (Crafts) the people and practices of an industry, craft, or business
4. the exchange of one thing for something else
5. (Commerce) the regular clientele of a firm or industry
6. (Commerce) an amount of custom or commercial dealings; business
7. (Commerce) a specified market or business: the tailoring trade.
8. (Commerce) an occupation in commerce, as opposed to a profession
9. (Commerce) commercial customers, as opposed to the general public: trade only; trade advertising.
10. homosexual slang a sexual partner or sexual partners collectively
11. archaic a custom or habit
vb
12. (Commerce) (tr) to buy and sell (commercial merchandise)
13. to exchange (one thing) for another
14. (Commerce) (intr) to engage in trade
15. (intr) to deal or do business (with): we trade with them regularly.
adj
(Commerce) intended for or available only to people in industry or business: trade prices.
[C14 (in the sense: track, hence, a regular business): related to Old Saxon trada, Old High German trata track; see tread]
ˈtradable, ˈtradeable adj
ˈtradeless adj

trade

(treɪd)

n., v. trad•ed, trad•ing,
adj. n.
1. the act or process of buying, selling, or exchanging commodities, at either wholesale or retail, within a country or between countries: domestic trade; foreign trade.
2. a purchase or sale; business deal or transaction.
3. an exchange of items, usu. without payment of money.
4. any occupation pursued as a business or livelihood.
5. some line of skilled manual or mechanical work; craft.
6. people engaged in a particular line of business: a show open to the trade.
7. market: an increase in the tourist trade.
8. a field of business activity.
9. the customers of a business establishment.
10. trades, trade wind.
v.t.
11. to buy and sell; barter; traffic in.
12. to exchange: to trade seats.
v.i.
13. to carry on trade: trading in silver and gold.
14. to traffic (usu. fol. by in): a tyrant who trades in human lives.
15. to make an exchange.
16. to make one's purchases; shop; buy.
17. trade in, to give (a used article) as payment to be credited toward a purchase.
18. trade off, to exchange something for or with another.
19. trade on or upon, to turn to one's advantage, esp. selfishly or unfairly; exploit: to trade on the weaknesses of others.
adj.
20. of or pertaining to trade or commerce.
21. used by, serving, or intended for a particular trade: trade journals.
22. Also, trades. of, composed of, or serving the members of a trade: a trade club.
[1300–50; Middle English: course, path, track < Middle Dutch, Middle Low German (Old Saxon trada), c. Old High German trata; akin to tread]
trad′a•ble, trade′a•ble, adj.

Trade


the act of navigating or trading along a coast.
Rare. useful arts, as agriculture, commerce, and manufacturing.
Obsolete, the purchase of all of a given commodity in order to control its price. — coemptive, adj.
the market condition that exists when there are only two sellers. — duopolist, n.duopolistic, adj.
the market condition that exists when there are only two buyers. — duopsonistic, adj.
1. Rare. the act of purchasing.
2. Obsolete, the thing purchased. — emptional, adj.
Law. abuyer.
1. merchants collectively.
2. the business of commerce or trade.
the practices and system of a monopoly. — monopolist, n.monopolistic, adj.
an exclusive control of a commodity or service in a particular market, or a control that makes possible the manipulation of prices. — monopolist, n.monopolistic, adj.
the market condition that exists when only one buyer will purchase the products of a number of sellers. — monopsonist, n.monopsonistic, adj.
the condition of free enterprise, without restriction as to the number of sellers of a given product.
a market condition where no restriction on the number of buyers exists. — multiopsonist, n.multiopsonistic, adj.
the market condition that exists when there are few sellers. — oligopolistic, adj.
a market condition in which there are few buyers. — oligopsonist, n.oligopsonistic, adj.
fatherlike control over subordinates or employees in business. — paternalist, n.paternalistic, adj.
the policy of giving preferential treatment in international trade. — preferentialist, n.

trade


Past participle: traded
Gerund: trading

Imperative
trade
trade
Present
I trade
you trade
he/she/it trades
we trade
you trade
they trade
Preterite
I traded
you traded
he/she/it traded
we traded
you traded
they traded
Present Continuous
I am trading
you are trading
he/she/it is trading
we are trading
you are trading
they are trading
Present Perfect
I have traded
you have traded
he/she/it has traded
we have traded
you have traded
they have traded
Past Continuous
I was trading
you were trading
he/she/it was trading
we were trading
you were trading
they were trading
Past Perfect
I had traded
you had traded
he/she/it had traded
we had traded
you had traded
they had traded
Future
I will trade
you will trade
he/she/it will trade
we will trade
you will trade
they will trade
Future Perfect
I will have traded
you will have traded
he/she/it will have traded
we will have traded
you will have traded
they will have traded
Future Continuous
I will be trading
you will be trading
he/she/it will be trading
we will be trading
you will be trading
they will be trading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trading
you have been trading
he/she/it has been trading
we have been trading
you have been trading
they have been trading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trading
you will have been trading
he/she/it will have been trading
we will have been trading
you will have been trading
they will have been trading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trading
you had been trading
he/she/it had been trading
we had been trading
you had been trading
they had been trading
Conditional
I would trade
you would trade
he/she/it would trade
we would trade
you would trade
they would trade
Past Conditional
I would have traded
you would have traded
he/she/it would have traded
we would have traded
you would have traded
they would have traded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trade - the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and servicestrade - 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"
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
fair trade - trade that is conducted legally
fair trade - trade that satisfies certain criteria on the supply chain of the goods involved, usually including fair payment for producers; often with other social and environmental considerations
free trade - international trade free of government interference
protect - use tariffs to favor domestic industry
2.trade - the skilled practice of a practical occupationtrade - the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
job, line of work, occupation, business, line - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
airplane mechanics - the craft of building and repairing airplanes
auto mechanics - the craft of building and repairing automobiles
basketry - the craft of basket making
carpentry, woodworking, woodwork - the craft of a carpenter: making things out of wood
drafting, mechanical drawing - the craft of drawing blueprints
dressmaking - the craft of making dresses
electrical work - the craft of an electrician
interior design, interior decoration - the trade of planning the layout and furnishings of an architectural interior
lumbering - the trade of cutting or preparing or selling timber
masonry - the craft of a mason
oculism - the craft of an oculist
house painting, painting - the occupation of a house painter; "house painting was the only craft he knew"
papermaking - the craft of making paper
pilotage, piloting - the occupation of a pilot
plumbery, plumbing - the occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building)
pottery - the craft of making earthenware
pyrotechny, pyrotechnics - the craft of making fireworks
cobbling, shoe repairing, shoemaking - the shoemaker's trade
roofing - the craft of a roofer
sheet-metal work - the craft of doing sheet metal work (as in ventilation systems)
shingling - the laying on of shingles; "shingling is a craft very different from carpentry"
tailoring - the occupation of a tailor
tool-and-die work - the craft of making special tools and dies
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
mintage - act or process of minting coins
tanning - making leather from rawhide
typography - the craft of composing type and printing from it
undertaking - the trade of a funeral director
upholstery - the craft of upholstering
wine making, winemaking - the craft and science of growing grapes and making wine
3.trade - the business given to a commercial establishment by its customerstrade - the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers; "even before noon there was a considerable patronage"
business - the volume of commercial activity; "business is good today"; "show me where the business was today"
custom - habitual patronage; "I have given this tailor my custom for many years"
4.trade - a particular instance of buying or sellingtrade - 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"
transaction, dealing, dealings - the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities); "no transactions are possible without him"; "he has always been honest is his dealings with me"
arms deal - a deal to provide military arms
penny ante - a business deal on a trivial scale
5.trade - people who perform a particular kind of skilled worktrade - people who perform a particular kind of skilled work; "he represented the craft of brewers"; "as they say in the trade"
social class, socio-economic class, stratum, class - people having the same social, economic, or educational status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class"
6.trade - steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equatortrade - 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"
7.trade - an equal exchangetrade - an equal exchange; "we had no money so we had to live by barter"
interchange, exchange - reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries); "he earns his living from the interchange of currency"
horse trade, horse trading - the swapping of horses (accompanied by much bargaining)
Verb1.trade - engage in the trade oftrade - engage in the trade of; "he is merchandising telephone sets"
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
black market, run - deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
traffic - trade or deal a commodity; "They trafficked with us for gold"
arbitrage - practice arbitrage, as in the stock market
traffic - deal illegally; "traffic drugs"
market - engage in the commercial promotion, sale, or distribution of; "The company is marketing its new line of beauty products"
import - bring in from abroad
export - sell or transfer abroad; "we export less than we import and have a negative trade balance"
2.trade - turn in as payment or part payment for a purchasetrade - turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase; "trade in an old car for a new one"
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
exchange, interchange, change - give to, and receive from, one another; "Would you change places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year"
barter away - trade in in a bartering transaction
3.trade - be traded at a certain price or under certain conditionstrade - be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions; "The stock traded around $20 a share"
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
sell - be sold at a certain price or in a certain way; "These books sell like hot cakes"
close - be priced or listed when trading stops; "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"
4.trade - exchange or give (something) in exchange fortrade - exchange or give (something) in exchange for
exchange, interchange, change - give to, and receive from, one another; "Would you change places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year"
5.trade - do businesstrade - do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes"
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
push - sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs); "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"
transact - conduct business; "transact with foreign governments"
deal - sell; "deal hashish"
black marketeer - deal on the black market
pyramid - use or deal in (as of stock or commercial transaction) in a pyramid deal
market - deal in a market
hawk, huckster, monger, peddle, vend, pitch - sell or offer for sale from place to place
sell - be sold at a certain price or in a certain way; "These books sell like hot cakes"

trade

noun
1. commerce, business, transactions, buying and selling, dealing, exchange, traffic, truck, barter The ministry has control over every aspect of foreign trade.
3. exchange, deal, swap, interchange It wouldn't exactly have been a fair trade.
verb
1. deal, do business, buy and sell, exchange, traffic, truck, bargain, peddle, barter, transact, cut a deal, have dealings They had years of experience trading with the west.
2. exchange, switch, swap, barter They traded land for goods and money.
3. operate, run, deal, do business The company is thought to be trading at a loss.
trade on something capitalize on, use, milk, exploit, take advantage of, profit from, make use of, cash in on (informal) He was a man who traded on the achievements of others.
Related words
adjective mercantile

trade

noun
1. Commercial, industrial, or professional activity in general:
2. The commercial transactions of customers with a supplier:
3. The act of exchanging or substituting:
Informal: swap.
4. Activity pursued as a livelihood:
Slang: racket.
Archaic: employ.
verb
1. To give up in return for something else:
Informal: swap.
2. To offer for sale.Also used with in:
Translations
handelruil
تـِجَارَةتِجارَهحِرْفَه، مِهْنَه، عَمَل تِجارييُبادِل، يَتَبادَل البَضائِعيُتاجِر
obchodobchodovatvyměnitzaměstnáníživnost
handelhandlehandle medsamhandel=-branche
kaupankäyntikauppa
trgovina
kereskedelem
atvinnugrein, starfskipta á, bÿttaversla meî, stunda viîskiptiviîskipti
商売貿易
장사
atiduotipasatasprekės ženklasprofsąjungaprofsąjungos narys
arodsiemainītprofesijatirdzniecībatirgoties
živnosť
poklictrgovanjetrgovatizamenjati
trgovina
handel
การค้าขาย
thương mại

trade

[treɪd]
A. N
1. (= buying and selling) → comercio m
domestic/foreign/world tradecomercio m interior/exterior/internacional
to do trade with sbcomerciar con algn
to do a good or brisk or roaring trade (in sth) (Brit) → hacer (un) buen negocio (con algo)
all trade in ivory is bannedel comercio de todo tipo de or con marfil está prohibido
to be in trade (o.f.) → ser comerciante
2. (= industry) → industria f
the building tradela industria de la construcción
the antiques tradela compraventa de antigüedades
the arms tradeel tráfico de armas
the tourist tradeel turismo, el sector turístico
3. (= profession, occupation) → oficio m
he's a butcher by tradees carnicero de oficio
known in the trade asconocido en el gremio como ...
as we/they say in the tradecomo decimos/dicen en el oficio
see also tool, trick
4. (= people in trade) to sell to the tradevender al por mayor or (LAm) al mayoreo
"no trade"sólo particulares
"trade only"sólo mayoristas
5. (= clientele) → clientela f
passing tradeclientela f de paso
he hires boats out for the tourist tradealquila barcas a los turistas
6. (esp US) (= exchange) → cambio m
it was fair tradefue un cambio justo
I'm willing to do or make a trade with youestoy dispuesto a hacerte un cambio or a hacer un cambio contigo
B. VT (esp US) (= exchange) [+ goods] → cambiar; [+ blows, insults, jokes] → intercambiar
to trade sth for sthcambiar algo por algo
to trade sth with sbintercambiar algo con algn
I wouldn't trade places with her for anythingno quisiera estar en su lugar por nada del mundo
managers traded places with cleaners for a daylos gerentes y el personal de limpieza se cambiaron los trabajos por un día
C. VI
1. (= do business) → comerciar
we are trading at a lossestamos comerciando con pérdida
to cease tradingcerrar
to trade in sthcomerciar con algo
to trade in ivory/hardwarecomerciar con marfil/artículos de ferretería
he trades in antique dollsse dedica a la compraventa de muñecas antiguas
he trades under a business nameopera con un nombre comercial
to trade with sbcomerciar con algn
2. (= exchange) (esp US) → hacer un cambio
3. (= sell) [currency, shares] → cotizarse (at a)
D. CPD trade agreement Nacuerdo m comercial, convenio m comercial
trade association Nasociación f gremial, asociación f mercantil
trade barriers NPLbarreras fpl arancelarias
trade deficit Ndéficit m comercial
Trade Descriptions Act N (Brit) → ley f de protección al consumidor
trade discount Ndescuento m comercial
trade embargo Nembargo m comercial
trade fair Nferia f de muestras, feria f comercial
trade figures NPLestadísticas fpl comerciales
trade gap Ndéficit m comercial
trade journal Nrevista f especializada
trade magazine N = trade journal trade name Nnombre m comercial
trade price Nprecio m al por mayor, precio m de mayoreo (LAm)
trade restrictions NPLrestricciones fpl comerciales
trade route Nruta f comercial
trade sanctions NPLsanciones fpl comerciales
trade secret Nsecreto m comercial (fig) → secreto m profesional
trades union N = trade union Trades Union Congress N (Brit) → Federación f de los Sindicatos
trade surplus Nbalanza f comercial favorable, superávit m (en balanza) comercial
trade union Nsindicato m
trade unionism Nsindicalismo m
trade unionist Nsindicalista mf, miembro mf de un sindicato
trade union leader Nlíder mf sindicalista
trade union movement Nmovimiento m sindical, movimiento m sindicalista
trade union official Nrepresentante mf sindical
trade war Nguerra f comercial
trade winds NPLvientos mpl alisios
trade in VT + ADV (= exchange) → cambiar; (= give as deposit) [+ car, appliance] → ofrecer como parte del pago
trade off VT + ADV to trade off manpower costs against computer costscompensar los costes de personal con los costes de informatización
he traded off information for a reduced sentencepasó información a cambio de una reducción de la condena
trade on VI + PREPexplotar, aprovecharse de
he trades shamelessly on his good looksexplota su atractivo sin vergüenza ninguna, se aprovecha de su atractivo sin avergonzarse en absoluto
trade up VI + ADV they buy a house and then trade up as their income risescompran una casa y luego, cuando aumentan sus ingresos, la venden para comprar otra mejor

trade

[ˈtreɪd]
n
(= commerce) → commerce m
the trade in sth → le commerce de qch
the lucrative trade in tea and porcelain → le juteux commerce du thé et de la porcelaine
trade with sb → échanges commerciaux avec qn
Texas has a long history of trade with Mexico → Le Texas a une longue histoire d'échanges commerciaux avec le Mexique.
foreign trade → commerce m extérieur
Department of Trade and Industry (British)ministère m du Commerce et de l'Industrie
(= skill, job) → métier m
to learn a trade → apprendre un métier
a skilled trade → un métier qualifié
My dad had no skilled trade → Mon père n'exerçait pas de métier qualifié.
by trade → de métier
(= industry) → marché m
the book trade → le marché du livre
the clothing trade → le prêt-à-porter
vicommercer
to trade at a profit → réaliser des bénéfices
to trade with sb → commercer avec qn
to trade in sth (= buy and sell) → faire le commerce de qch
vt (= exchange) (mainly US)échanger
to trade sth [two or more people] → s'échanger qch
They traded cards → Ils s'échangeaient des cartes.
to trade sth with sb → échanger qch avec qn
to trade sth for sth → échanger qch contre qch
trade in
vt [+ old car] → échanger (contre du neuf)
Richard refused to trade in his old Canon cameras → Richard refusait d'échanger ses vieux appareils Canon contre du neuf.
You can trade it in and get a new one → Tu peux l'échanger contre un nouveau modèle.trade agreement naccord m commercialtrade association nassociation f professionnelletrade balance nbalance f commercialetrade barriers nplbarrières fpl commercialestrade deficit ndéficit m commercialTrade Descriptions Act n (British) loi protégeant les consommateurs contre la publicité et les appellations mensongèrestrade discount nremise f professionnelletrade embargo nembargo m commercialtrade fair nfoire exposition ftrade figures nplrésultats mpl commerciauxtrade gap ndéficit m commercialtrade-in [ˈtreɪdɪn] n (= object exchanged) → reprise f
to take sth as a trade-in → reprendre qch contre l'achat d'un neuf
They took my old camera as a trade-in → Ils ont repris mon vieil appareil contre l'achat d'un neuf.trade-in price nprix m à la reprise

trade

n
(= commerce)Handel m, → Gewerbe nt; (= hotel trade, catering trade)Gewerbe nt; (= turnover: of shop, hotel etc) → die Geschäfte pl; he used to be in tradeer war Geschäftsmann; how’s trade?wie gehen die Geschäfte?; to do trade with somebodymit jdm Handel treiben; to do a good tradegute Geschäfte machen; to do a brisk trade in somethingeinen reißenden Absatz an etw (dat)haben
(= line of business)Branche f, → Geschäftszweig m; he’s in the wool tradeer ist in der Wollbranche, er ist im Wollhandel tätig; what trade are you in?in welcher Branche sind Sie (tätig)?; he’s in the tradeer ist in der Branche, er ist vom Fach; as we call it in the tradewie es in unserer Branche heißt
(= job)Handwerk nt; he’s a bricklayer by tradeer ist Maurer von Beruf; a lawyer by trade (hum)ein gelernter Rechtsanwalt (hum); to put somebody to a trade (old)jdn ein Handwerk erlernen lassen
(= people)Geschäftsleute pl, → Branche f; special terms for the tradeVergünstigungen plfür Leute aus der Branche; to sell to the tradean Gewerbetreibende verkaufen
(= exchange)Tauschgeschäft nt, → Tauschhandel m
the Trades pl (Geog) → der Passat
vttauschen; to trade something for something elseetw gegen etw anderes (ein)tauschen; to trade secretsGeheimnisse austauschen; to trade places (with somebody) (lit)(mit jdm) die Plätze wechseln; (fig)(mit jdm) tauschen
vi
(Comm) → Handel treiben, handeln; to trade in somethingmit etw handeln; to trade with somebodymit jdm Geschäfte machen or Handel treiben
(US inf) → einkaufen (at bei)
adv to get something tradeetw zum Großhandelspreis bekommen

trade

:
trade agreement
trade balance
trade barrier
nHandelsschranke f
trade cycle
n (Brit) → Konjunkturzyklus m
trade deficit
nHandelsdefizit nt
Trade Descriptions Act
n Gesetz über die korrekte Beschreibung von Waren
trade directory
nBranchenverzeichnis nt, → Firmenverzeichnis nt
trade discount
nHändlerrabatt m
trade disputes
plArbeitsstreitigkeiten pl
trade fair
nHandelsmesse f
trade figures
plHandelsziffern pl
trade gap
trade-in
nAltgerät nt; (= car)in Zahlung gegebenes Auto; we offer £50 as a trade if you buy a new cookerbeim Kauf eines neuen Herds nehmen wir Ihren alten für £ 50 in Zahlung; we will take your old car as a tradewir nehmen Ihren alten Wagen in Zahlung
attr trade valueGebrauchtwert m; they don’t give very good trade termssie bezahlen nicht sehr viel für Altgeräte/Gebrauchtwagen
trade margin
trademark
n (lit)Warenzeichen nt; honesty was his tradeer war für seine Ehrlichkeit bekannt
trade mission
nHandelsreise f
trade name
nHandelsname m
trade-off
n there’s always a tradeetwas geht immer verloren; there’s bound to be a trade between speed and qualityes gibt entweder Einbußen bei der Schnelligkeit oder bei der Qualität
trade paper
nFachzeitschrift f, → Fachblatt nt
trade press
nFachpresse f
trade price

trade

:
trade school
trade secret
n (lit, fig)Betriebsgeheimnis nt

trade

:
trade union
n (Brit) → Gewerkschaft f
trade unionism
n (Brit) → Gewerkschaftsbewegung f
trade unionist
n (Brit) → Gewerkschaft(l)er(in) m(f)
trade war
nHandelskrieg m
trade wind
nPassat m

trade

[treɪd]
1. n
a. (commerce) → commercio; (business) → affari mpl
to do trade with sb → fare affari con qn, essere in rapporti commerciali con qn
foreign trade → commercio estero
to do a brisk or roaring trade → fare affari d'oro
Department of Trade and Industry (Brit), Department of Trade (Am) → Ministero del Commercio
b. (industry) → industria, settore m
he's in the cotton/building trade → è nell'industria cotoniera/edilizia
the book trade → l'editoria
c. (profession) → mestiere m
he's a butcher by trade → di mestiere fa il macellaio
tailoring is a useful trade → quello del sarto è un mestiere utile
to sell to the trade → vendere all'ingrosso
2. vt (fig) (swap sth for sth) → barattare
he traded his tennis racquet for a football → ha barattato la sua racchetta da tennis con un pallone
3. vi to trade with sbfare affari con qn, intrattenere rapporti commerciali con qn
4. adj (association, route) → commerciale
trade in
1. vt + adv (old car) → cedere in permuta, dare dentro
2. vi + prepcommerciare in
trade on vi + prep (pej) → approfittare di, sfruttare

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)

trade

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Some- times he was so angry that, although the cat had disappeared, he hurled sticks, bits of broken glass, and even some of the tools of his trade about.
But his inventions were still used, many of them being vital to the business and trade of this country.
The Ratignolles lived at no great distance from Edna's home, on the corner of a side street, where Monsieur Ratignolle owned and conducted a drug store which enjoyed a steady and prosperous trade.
The gunsmiths can have but little insight into their trade when they make their fowling-pieces and short horsemen's--"
Ever since the old gentleman retired from trade, and fell asleep under his coffin-lid, not only the shop-door, but the inner arrangements, had been suffered to remain unchanged; while the dust of ages gathered inch-deep over the shelves and counter, and partly filled an old pair of scales, as if it were of value enough to be weighed.
Nor must we forget the captains of the rusty little schooners that bring firewood from the British provinces; a rough-looking set of tarpaulins, without the alertness of the Yankee aspect, but contributing an item of no slight importance to our decaying trade.
The tranced ship indolently rolls; the drowsy trade winds blow; everything resolves you into languor.
Making so long a passage through such unfrequented waters, descrying no ships, and ere long, sideways impelled by unvarying trade winds, over waves monotonously mild; all these seemed the strange calm things preluding some riotous and desperate scene.
Ryder -- who, I think, could soon have brought me round, and could have done anything with me; but he had given up all the hard part of the trade to his son and to another experienced man, and he only came at times to oversee.
He is a beef-boner, and that is a dangerous trade, especially when you are on piecework and trying to earn a bride.
I can't make trade that way--I positively can't, Mr.
Then the butchers saw that they must meet craft with craft; and they said to him, "Come, brother butcher, if you would sell meat with us, you must e'en join our guild and stand by the rules of our trade.