business may be an inclusive term but specifically designates the activities of those engaged in the purchase or sale of commodities or in related financial transactions.
commerce and trade imply the exchange and transportation of commodities.
industry applies to the producing of commodities, especially by manufacturing or processing, usually on a large scale.
traffic applies to the operation and functioning of public carriers of goods and persons.
the trade between the two countries Trade accounts for half of our gross national product.
The Tigers made a few good trades this season and picked up some promising players. Verb
If you don't like your seat, I'll trade with you.
I traded seats with her halfway through the show.
He was traded to the Yankees.
They traded him to the Broncos.
I traded my pen for a pencil and kept writing.
Their firm specializes in trading bonds.
She mostly trades in stocks. See More
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Sunday was Bagley's first game in Sacramento, against the team that drafted him second overall in 2018, since the Pistons traded for him before the 2022 trade deadline last season.Detroit Free Press, 21 Nov. 2022 But Deasy, a statistician by trade, doesn't think a 20-point swing is realistic considering how the votes have gone so far this week.The Arizona Republic, 12 Nov. 2022 Jennifer Simonson is a travel writer by trade and a lover of the world’s food, cultures, drinks and outdoor spaces by nature.
Jennifer Simonson, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Nov. 2022 Smotrich, a lawyer by trade, has called for major legal reforms.
Adam Taylor, Washington Post, 3 Nov. 2022 In both cases, the swings were driven by international trade.
Ben Casselman, BostonGlobe.com, 27 Oct. 2022 In both cases, the swings were driven by international trade.
Ben Casselman, New York Times, 27 Oct. 2022 Rand Paul is an eye doctor by trade and the son of former Libertarian-leaning congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul.USA Today, 26 Oct. 2022 Though Alwyn is an actor by trade, he's also flexed his songwriting muscles with contributions to recent Swift records.
Rachel Desantis, Peoplemag, 19 Oct. 2022
In June 2019, conflicting reports surfaced about whether the Celtics would have been willing to trade Tatum to the Pelicans in a deal for Davis.
Chad Finn, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Nov. 2022 The Chicago Bears agreed to trade linebacker Roquan Smith to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.San Francisco Chronicle, 31 Oct. 2022 The team agreed to trade linebacker Roquan Smith to the Baltimore Ravens for a second- and fifth-round pick in next year's draft and linebacker A.J. Klein, according to reports.
Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 31 Oct. 2022 He wasn’t shocked when Jazz CEO Danny Ainge and GM Justin Zanik made the deal to trade him to the Wolves.
Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Oct. 2022 The idea was to trade territory in the short term in order to pick off Russian units once they were overextended.
Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker, 17 Oct. 2022 Sources informed The Republic that Phoenix tried to trade Crowder this month to Utah for Bojan Bogdanovic, but talks broke down when the Suns asked for Jarred Vanderbilt, who the Jazz acquired from Minnesota in the blockbuster Rudy Gobert deal.
Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 28 Sep. 2022 Brown’s official emergence—and the impending return of Lance McCullers, Jr.—likely helped the Astros decide to trade Jake Odorizzi to Atlanta for reliever Will Smith.
Michael Murney, Chron, 1 Sep. 2022 The Nationals agree to trade superstar Juan Soto to the Padres.Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2022
In a post-trade session with reporters, general manager Don Sweeney noted his encouragement over prospects Cole Spicer (Minnesota-Duluth) and Matthew Poitras (OHL Guelph).
Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 27 Oct. 2022 The company has already introduced pre-trade verifications, which can help users avoid phishing, along with a verification system for vetted cryptocurrencies.
Marco Quiroz-gutierrez, Fortune, 12 Oct. 2022 Ryan, who has long staked out a spot in the anti-trade wing of the Democratic Party, appeals to blue-collar workers by supporting a blend of tariffs and industrial policy.
David J. Lynch, Washington Post, 16 Oct. 2022 To give way on those would be to risk aggravating anti-trade sentiment in the U.S.
Michael Schuman, The Atlantic, 29 Aug. 2022 No-nonsense manager Bob Melvin’s bottom line: ‘Play better’ Sitting unread in the email in-box Saturday morning was, at this head-scratching point, a seemingly reasonable thought about how to deal with the Padres’ post-trade deadline morass.
Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Aug. 2022 To date, there has been no Biden relief from the anti-trade positions and the situation has actually gotten worse.
Rick Helfenbein, Forbes, 9 Aug. 2022 And the New York Yankees added to their pre-trade deadline acquisition of All-Star outfielder Andrew Benintendi by adding a top setup man from the Chicago Cubs to their bullpen.
Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, 2 Aug. 2022 And instead of being defensive about the decision, the Biden administration—and both parties in Congress—should pivot toward an unapologetically pro-trade agenda.
Stephanie Murphy, WSJ, 1 Aug. 2022 See More
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Middle English, from Middle Low German; akin to Old High German trata track, course, Old English tredan to tread