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trade winds
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)
References in classic literature ?
The Arangi was beating out between the coral patches of the narrow channel into the teeth of the brisk trade wind.
The trade wind was blowing fresh, and by scores of canoes they ran us down.
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.
The tranced ship indolently rolls; the drowsy trade winds blow; everything resolves you into languor.
A stay of one or two days will be made here, which, if time permits, may be extended, and passing on through the islands, and probably in sight of the Peak of Teneriffe, a southern track will be taken, and the Atlantic crossed within the latitudes of the northeast trade winds, where mild and pleasant weather, and a smooth sea, can always be expected.
They are golden-fleshed, the Hawalians, a race of lovers, all in the warm cool of the tropic night where the trade winds blow.
Professor Matthew England, lead author of the study and a Chief Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, said that but the heat uptake is by no means permanent: when the trade wind strength returns to normal - as it inevitably will - our research suggests heat will quickly accumulate in the atmosphere.
Their Trade Wind flow maintains the Equatorial Rainfall belt in so doing.
El Nino is a phenomenon of the tropical Pacific in which the westward-blowing trade wind weakens, allowing a pool of warm water normally situated off Australia to slosh eastward toward South America.
Department of Commerce-led Trade Winds Africa trade mission and business forum taking place from Sept.
In 2014, scientists pointed to abnormally strong trade winds that drag over the tropical Pacific and push surface water westward.
The easterly trade winds of the Pacific Ocean have increased significantly over the past two decades and as a result are blowing higher volumes of warm surface sea water and huge amounts of surface heat down to deeper depths of the ocean, scientists say in their study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.