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trade

[ treyd ]SEE DEFINITION OF trade
  • nounbuying and selling
  • nounprofession, work

Synonyms for trade

  • business
  • commerce
  • contract
  • deal
  • enterprise
  • exchange
  • industry
  • market
  • traffic
  • transaction
  • barter
  • clientele
  • custom
  • customers
  • dealing
  • interchange
  • patronage
  • public
  • sales
  • swap
  • truck
  • merchantry
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Antonyms for trade

  • disagreement
  • idleness
  • indolence
  • misunderstanding
  • unemployment
  • entertainment
  • fun
  • pastime
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRADE

Very well; bring me what you have at that hour, and we'll strike a trade.

I'll trade this chestnut—and he's a fine traveler—with a good price to boot.

Mr. Bright, contrary to all expectation, became President of the Board of Trade.

That sort o' trade, ye see, miss, the demand's not steady in it.

It is another brother of his, who follows the trade of carpenter.

When LOT swapped his wife away for a pillar of salt, the trade was free.

Besides its trade and its armorers, other causes had combined to pour wealth into it.

He left long before I did, and went to learn his trade of a joiner in the city.

His people are fierce, like the Masai, like the people of Lobengula, and make war their trade.

He had gone back to his trade and was working in a shop on Fourteenth Street.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "path, track, course of action," introduced by the Hanse merchants, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German trade "track, course" (probably originally of a trading ship), cognate with Old English tredan (see tread). Sense of "one's habitual business" (1540s) developed from the notion of "way, course, manner of life" (mid-15c.); sense of "buying and selling" is first recorded 1550s. Trade wind (1640s) has nothing to do with commerce, but preserves the obsolete sense of "in a habitual or regular course." Trade union is attested from 1831.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TRADE

art

nounskill, creativity

bargain

verbnegotiate terms of sale or agreement
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