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Definition of "trade" []

  • The business of buying and selling commodities; commerce. See Synonyms at business. (noun)
  • The people working in or associated with a business or industry: a textile-exporting publication for the trade. (noun)
  • The customers of a specified business or industry; clientele. (noun)
  • The act or an instance of buying or selling; transaction. (noun)
  • An exchange of one thing for another. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "trade" in a sentence
  • "It is called (in contradistinction to the foreign slave trade) _ "the internal slave trade_.""
  • "According to divers masters in the art of ethics now flourishing among ourselves, more especially in the atmosphere of the journals of the commercial communities, the people that "_can_ trade and _won't_ trade, _must be made to trade_.""
  • "This miscreant lives unnoticed, in a little village near Paris, upon a slender income, which he has made in trade, not in the _trade of blood_; for it appears that Robespierre was not a very liberal patron of his servants."