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trade

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1 a giving or taking of one thing of value in return for another

  • when the other team unexpectedly offered to hand over its top pitcher for our star shortstop, our coach agreed to the trade
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2 an occupation requiring skillful use of the hands

  • a youth eager to learn the trade of cabinetmaking
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3 the activity by which one regularly makes a living

  • writing is my trade
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4 the buying and selling of goods especially on a large scale and between different places

  • a bill regulating trade with that country
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5 the transfer of ownership of something from one person to another for a price

  • the trade of all of her holdings in the company just before the stock plunged in value immediately aroused suspicions
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business, commerce, trade, industry, traffic mean activity concerned with the supplying and distribution of commodities. 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.

trade

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1 to carry on the business of buying and selling goods or other property

  • the U.S. agreed to trade with China
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black [chiefly British], blackball, boycott

2 to give up (something) and take something else in return

  • I'll trade my chocolate chip cookie for your bag of chips
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