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  • EN [ treɪd]
  • US [ treɪd]

English definition


  • 1. the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services;

    • "Venice was an important center of trade with the East"
    • "they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade"
  • 2. people who perform a particular kind of skilled work;

    • "he represented the craft of brewers"
    • "as they say in the trade"
  • 3. an equal exchange;

    • "we had no money so we had to live by barter"
  • 4. the skilled practice of a practical occupation;

    • "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
  • 5. a particular instance of buying or selling;

    • "it was a package deal"
    • "I had no further trade with him"
    • "he's a master of the business deal"
  • 6. the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers;

    • "even before noon there was a considerable patronage"
  • 7. steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator;

    • "they rode the trade winds going west"


  • 1. engage in the trade of;

    • "he is merchandising telephone sets"
  • 2. turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase;

    • "trade in an old car for a new one"
  • 3. be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions;

    • "The stock traded around $20 a share"
  • 4. exchange or give (something) in exchange for

  • 5. do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood;

    • "She deals in gold"
    • "The brothers sell shoes"


  • 1. relating to or used in or intended for trade or commerce;

    • "a trade fair"
    • "trade journals"
    • "trade goods"

Example sentences

  • In a rousing speech, the President hit out against the trade union.

  • This firm is just a front for their illegal trade in diamonds.

  • They intend to win the next election on the plank of developing trade.

  • The experienced artisan would pass on the tricks of the trade to the apprentice.

  • The customs figures show a steady decline in British trade.

  • The Minister hit out against trade union leaders.

  • By trade he was a dealer in antique furniture.

  • Flexibility of labour was obtained through the breakup of old trade union structures.

  • A Chinese trade mission has been dispatched to Japan.

  • She was admitted as a member of the trade union.

  • He teamed up with a friend and set up a trade business.

  • The shop has shut down because of lack of trade.

  • Which is your trade?

  • He organized the workers into a trade union.

  • The arms trade should be subject to rigorous controls.

  • There is a longstanding prostitution trade in the port.

  • The committee ruled that the US ban constituted an infringement of free trade.

  • He wanted to change his days off and got a fellow worker to trade with him.

  • The brunt of her argument was directed at the trade union leader.

  • The crisis had a negative effect on trade.

  • West Africa was the pivot of the cocoa trade.

  • Trade sanctions were imposed against any country that refused to sign the agreement.

  • GATT member countries have largely agreed to replace expensive and inefficient protectionist policies with a competitive free market system for world trade.

  • The most important thing is to reach an agreement and to avoid a trade war.

  • The Fair Trade Commission has of late been flexing its muscles, cracking down on cases of corruption.

  • Being a Communist was a badge of honour for thousands of trade union activists.

  • The difficulties of outsourcing have been compounded by the increasing resistance of trade unions.

  • Allyn was a jeweller by trade.

  • Trade ministers patched up a compromise.

Phrase collocation

  • trade places

    (US)change places

  • trade down (或 up)

    sell something in order to buy something similar but less (or more) expensive

  • trade something in

    exchange a used article in part payment for another

    • she &B{traded in} her Ford &B{for} a Land Rover.

  • trade something off

    exchange something of value, especially as part of a compromise

    • the government &B{traded off} economic advantages &B{for} political gains.

  • trade down

    To trade something in for something else of lower value or price

    • bought a new, smaller car, trading the old one down for economy.

  • trade in

    To surrender or sell (an old or used item), using the proceeds as partial payment on a new purchase.

  • trade on

    To put to calculated and often unscrupulous advantage; exploit

    • children of celebrities who trade on their family names.

  • trade up

    To trade something in for something else of greater value or price

    • The value of our house soared, enabling us to trade up to a larger place.

Synonym discrimination

  • business, commerce, trade, bargain, deal

  • profession, job, occupation, trade, vocation, career, work, employment

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