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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 ?
To check these abuses, and to protect the fur trade from various irregularities practiced by these loose adventurers, an order was issued by the French government prohibiting all persons, on pain of death, from trading into the interior of the country without a license.
The Catholic chapel might often be seen planted beside the trading house, and its spire surmounted by a cross, towering from the midst of an Indian village, on the banks of a river or a lake.
Fontenelle informed Captain Bonneville that he was on his way from the company's trading post on the Yellowstone to the yearly rendezvous, with reinforcements and supplies for their hunting and trading parties beyond the mountains; and that he expected to meet, by appointment, with a band of free trappers in that very neighborhood.
These they procure at the trading post of the American Fur Company, on Marias River, where they traffic their peltries for arms, ammunition, clothing, and trinkets.
Competition, it is needless to say, was at the bottom of this insanely reckless system of trading.
I have been trading, hunting, fighting, or mining ever since.
There were two white men in charge of the trading station.