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Definition 1: the skilled practice of a practical occupation - [noun denoting act]

Samples where trade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he learned his trade as an apprentice

Synonyms for trade in the sense of this definition

(trade is a kind of ...) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

"he's not in my line of business"

(... is a kind of trade ) the craft of making fireworks

(... is a kind of trade ) the shoemaker's trade

(... is a kind of trade ) the craft of a roofer

(... is a kind of trade ) the craft of doing sheet metal work (as in ventilation systems)

(... is a kind of trade ) the laying on of shingles

"shingling is a craft very different from carpentry"

(... is a kind of trade ) the occupation of a tailor

(... is a kind of trade ) the craft of making special tools and dies

(... is a kind of trade ) a craft that requires skillful hands

(... is a kind of trade ) act or process of minting coins

(... is a kind of trade ) making leather from rawhide

(... is a kind of trade ) the craft of composing type and printing from it

(... is a kind of trade ) the trade of a funeral director

(... is a kind of trade ) the craft of upholstering

(... is a kind of trade ) the craft of making earthenware

(... is a kind of trade ) the occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building)

(... is a kind of trade ) the occupation of a pilot

(... is a kind of trade ) the craft of building and repairing airplanes

(... is a kind of trade ) the craft of building and repairing automobiles

(... is a kind of trade ) the craft of basket making

(... is a kind of trade ) the craft of a carpenter: making things out of wood

(... is a kind of trade ) the craft of drawing blueprints

(... is a kind of trade ) the craft of making dresses

(... is a kind of trade ) the craft of an electrician

(... is a kind of trade ) the trade or act of decorating the interior of a building or room, especially with regard to color combination, paint, fabrics, carpeting, etc.

(... is a kind of trade ) the trade of cutting or preparing or selling timber

(... is a kind of trade ) the craft of a mason

(... is a kind of trade ) the craft of an oculist

(... is a kind of trade ) the occupation of a house painter

"house painting was the only craft he knew"

(... is a kind of trade ) the craft of making paper

(... is a kind of trade ) the craft and science of growing grapes and making wine

Definition 2: the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers - [noun denoting act]

Samples where trade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • even before noon there was a considerable patronage

Synonyms for trade in the sense of this definition

(trade is a kind of ...) the volume of commercial activity

"business is good today" "show me where the business was today"

(... is a kind of trade ) habitual patronage

"I have given this tailor my custom for many years"

Definition 3: a particular instance of buying or selling - [noun denoting act]

Samples where trade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was a package deal
  • I had no further trade with him
  • he's a master of the business deal

Synonyms for trade in the sense of this definition

(trade is a kind of ...) the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)

"no transactions are possible without him" "he has always been honest is his dealings with me"

(... is a kind of trade ) a deal to provide military arms

(... is a kind of trade ) a business deal on a trivial scale

Definition 4: an equal exchange - [noun denoting act]

Samples where trade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we had no money so we had to live by barter

Synonyms for trade in the sense of this definition

(trade is a kind of ...) reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries)

"he earns his living from the interchange of currency"

(... is a kind of trade ) the swapping of horses (accompanied by much bargaining)

Definition 5: the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services - [noun denoting act]

Samples where trade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Venice was an important center of trade with the East
  • they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade

(trade is a kind of ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

(... is a kind of trade ) trade that is conducted legally

(... is a kind of trade ) trade that satisfies certain criteria on the supply chain of the goods involved, usually including fair payment for producers; often with other social and environmental considerations

(... is a kind of trade ) international trade free of government interference

(trade is the domain which ... is member of) use tariffs to favor domestic industry

Definition 6: people who perform a particular kind of skilled work - [noun denoting group]

Samples where trade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he represented the craft of brewers
  • as they say in the trade

Synonyms for trade in the sense of this definition

(trade is a kind of ...) people having the same social, economic, or educational status

"the working class" "an emerging professional class"

Definition 7: steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where trade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they rode the trade winds going west

Synonyms for trade in the sense of this definition

(trade is a kind of ...) the predominant wind direction

"the prevailing wind is from the southwest"

Definition 8: turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase - [verb of possession]

Samples where trade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • trade in an old car for a new one

Synonyms for trade in the sense of this definition

(trade is a kind of ...) give to, and receive from, one another

"Would you change places with me?" "We have been exchanging letters for a year"

(... is a kind of trade ) trade in in a bartering transaction

(trade belongs to category ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

Definition 9: engage in the trade of - [verb of possession]

Samples where trade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is merchandising telephone sets

Synonyms for trade in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of trade ) sell or transfer abroad

"we export less than we import and have a negative trade balance"

(... is a kind of trade ) bring in from abroad

(... is a kind of trade ) engage in the commercial promotion, sale, or distribution of

"The company is marketing its new line of beauty products"

(... is a kind of trade ) deal illegally

"traffic drugs"

(... is a kind of trade ) practice arbitrage, as in the stock market

(... is a kind of trade ) trade or deal a commodity

"They trafficked with us for gold"

(... is a kind of trade ) deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor

(trade implies ...) exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent

"He sold his house in January" "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"

(trade implies ...) obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction

"The family purchased a new car" "The conglomerate acquired a new company" "She buys for the big department store"

(trade belongs to category ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

Definition 10: exchange or give (something) in exchange for - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for trade in the sense of this definition

(trade is a kind of ...) give to, and receive from, one another

"Would you change places with me?" "We have been exchanging letters for a year"

Definition 11: do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood - [verb of possession]

Samples where trade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She deals in gold
  • The brothers sell shoes

Synonyms for trade in the sense of this definition

(trade is a kind of ...) conduct business

"transact with foreign governments"

(... is a kind of trade ) deal on the black market

(... is a kind of trade ) sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)

"The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"

(trade has a similar meaning as ...) sell

"deal hashish"

(... is a kind of trade ) sell or offer for sale from place to place

(... is a kind of trade ) deal in a market

(... is a kind of trade ) use or deal in (as of stock or commercial transaction) in a pyramid deal

(trade has a similar meaning as ...) be sold at a certain price or in a certain way

"These books sell like hot cakes"

(trade belongs to category ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

Definition 12: be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions - [verb of stative]

Samples where trade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The stock traded around $20 a share

(trade is a kind of ...) be sold at a certain price or in a certain way

"These books sell like hot cakes"

(... is a kind of trade ) be priced or listed when trading stops

"The stock market closed high this Friday" "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"

(trade belongs to category ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

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