board of trade

noun phrase

Definition of board of trade

1 capitalized B&T : a British governmental department concerned with commerce and industry
2 : a commodities exchange

First Known Use of board of trade

1715, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about board of trade

Time Traveler for board of trade

Time Traveler

The first known use of board of trade was in 1715

See more words from the same year

Statistics for board of trade

Cite this Entry

“Board of trade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/board%20of%20trade. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for board of trade

board of trade

Legal Definition of board of trade

: a commodities exchange

More from Merriam-Webster on board of trade

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about board of trade

Comments on board of trade

What made you want to look up board of trade? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!