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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.

trading

(ˈtrædɪŋ)
n
(Commerce) the act of buying and selling goods and services either on the domestic (wholesale and retail) markets or on the international (import, export, and entrepôt) markets
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trading - buying or selling securities or commoditiestrading - buying or selling securities or commodities
bond trading, bond-trading activity - trading in bonds (usually by a broker on the floor of an exchange)
program trading - a trading technique involving large blocks of stock with trades triggered by computer programs
short sale, short selling - sale of securities or commodity futures not owned by the seller (who hopes to buy them back later at a lower price)
short covering - the purchase of securities or commodities by a short seller to close out a short sale
insider trading - buying or selling corporate stock by a corporate officer or other insider on the basis of information that has not been made public and is supposed to remain confidential
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

trading

noun
Commercial, industrial, or professional activity in general:
Translations

trading

[ˈtreɪdɪŋ]
A. N
1. (Comm) → comercio m, actividad f comercial
the laws on Sunday tradinglas leyes con respecto al comercio los domingos
2. (St Ex) → operaciones fpl bursátiles
to stop or suspend tradingsuspender las operaciones bursátiles
B. CPD trading account N (St Ex) → cuenta f de explotación
trading centre Ncentro m de comercio
trading estate N (Brit) → zona f industrial, polígono m industrial (Sp)
trading floor Nparqué m, patio m de operaciones
trading links NPLvínculos mpl comerciales
trading loss Npérdidas fpl comerciales, pérdidas fpl de explotación
trading partner Nsocio/a m/f comercial
trading post Nfactoría f
trading profits Nbeneficios mpl comerciales, beneficios mpl de explotación
trading stamp Ncupón m

trading

[ˈtrædɪŋ] n (= buying and selling) → échanges mpl
trading on the stock exchange → les échanges à la Bourse
Sunday trading → l'ouverture des magasins le dimanchetrading company nsociété f d'import-exporttrading estate n (British)zone f industrielletrading floor n [stock exchange] → parquet mtrading partner npartenaire mf commercial(e)trading stamp ntimbre-prime mtrading standards office nDirection f de la consommation et de la répression des fraudes

trading

nHandel m, → Handeln nt(in mit); trading was brisk at the Stock Exchange todayder Handel an der Börse war heute lebhaft; there was heavy trading in …wurde(n) verstärkt gehandelt

trading

in cpdsHandels-;
trading account
trading centre, (US) trading center
trading company
trading estate
trading floor
n (St Ex) → Börsenparkett nt
trading licence, (US) trading license
nGewerbeerlaubnis f, → Gewerbeschein m
trading loss
trading partner
nHandelspartner(in) m(f)
trading post
nLaden m
trading profits
plGeschäfts- or Handelsgewinn m
trading results
trading stamp
nRabattmarke f

trading

[ˈtreɪdɪŋ]
1. adj (port, centre) → commerciale; (nation) → che vive di commercio
2. ncommercio
References in classic literature ?
It's nothing but limes now, for everyone is sucking them in their desks in schooltime, and trading them off for pencils, bead rings, paper dolls, or something else, at recess.
The men had flocked to a neighboring village to do their week's trading, and the women were occupied with household affairs,--La Folle as well as the others.
Ay, sir, that is a curse, entailed on Scotland by her unnatural union with a foreign and trading people.
We proceeded successfully, and after a long and fatiguing journey through a mountainous wilderness, in a westward direction, on the seventh day of June following, we found ourselves on Red-River, where John Finley had formerly been trading with the Indians, and, from the top of an eminence, saw with pleasure the beautiful level of Kentucke.
In the instance where three years intervened between the flinging of the two harpoons; and I think it may have been something more than that; the man who darted them happening, in the interval, to go in a trading ship on a voyage to Africa, went ashore there, joined a discovery party, and penetrated far into the interior, where he travelled for a period of nearly two years, often endangered by serpents, savages, tigers, poisonous miasmas, with all the other common perils incident to wandering in the heart of unknown regions.
The fellow that was trading for her didn't want her baby; and she was one of your real high sort, when her blood was up.
I have carried him thousands and thousands of miles on scout duty for the army, and there's not a gorge, nor a pass, nor a valley, nor a fort, nor a trading post, nor a buffalo-range in the whole sweep of the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains that we don't know as well as we know the bugle-calls.
White, mulatto, and negro boys and girls were always there waiting their turns, resting, trading playthings, quarrelling, fighting, skylarking.
Randall had a soul above farming or trading and was a votary of the Muses.
As when farr off at Sea a Fleet descri'd Hangs in the Clouds, by AEQUINOCTIAL Winds Close sailing from BENGALA, or the Iles Of TERNATE and TIDORE, whence Merchants bring Thir spicie Drugs: they on the trading Flood Through the wide ETHIOPIAN to the Cape Ply stemming nightly toward the Pole.
To this I added another petition, "that for the sake of my patron the king of Luggnagg, his majesty would condescend to excuse my performing the ceremony imposed on my countrymen, of trampling upon the crucifix: because I had been thrown into his kingdom by my misfortunes, without any intention of trading.
My love of trading, and the pleasure I took in anything that was new and strange, made me set my affairs in order, and begin my journey through some of the Persian provinces, having first sent off stores of goods to await my coming in the different places I intended to visit.