Definition of trade :
1. A company of men engaged in the same occupation; thus, booksellers and publishers speak of the customs of the trade, and are collectively designated as the trade.
2. A track; a trail; a way; a path; also, passage; travel; resort.
3. Business of any kind; matter of mutual consideration; affair; dealing.
4. Course; custom; practice; occupation; employment.
5. imp. of Tread.
6. Instruments of any occupation.
7. Refuse or rubbish from a mine.
8. Specifically: The act or business of exchanging commodities by barter, or by buying and selling for money; commerce; traffic; barter.
9. The business which a person has learned, and which he engages in, for procuring subsistence, or for profit; occupation; especially, mechanical employment as distinguished from the liberal arts, the learned professions, and agriculture; as, we speak of the trade of a smith, of a carpenter, or mason, but not now of the trade of a farmer, or a lawyer, or a physician.
10. The trade winds.
11. To barter, or to buy and sell; to be engaged in the exchange, purchase, or sale of goods, wares, merchandise, or anything else; to traffic; to bargain; to carry on commerce as a business.
12. To buy and sell or exchange property in a single instance.
13. To have dealings; to be concerned or associated; - usually followed by with.
14. To sell or exchange in commerce; to barter.
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business (part of speech: noun)
service, establishment, busy work, position, merchant, negotiation, job, calling, commission, specialty, livelihood, retailing, exchange, career, sales, venture, commerce, station, vocation, practice, firm, posting, business, situation, concern, company, employment, selling, labor, barter, management, profession, proprietorship, partnership, occupation, holding, interest, industry, activity, enterprise, affair, consortium, market, transaction, assignment, corporation
barter (part of speech: verb)
co-operate (part of speech: verb)
concur, affiliate, dovetail, overlap, mesh, interweave, band, intertwine, participate, associate, ally, confederate, reciprocate, collude, share, intermesh, pool, unite, co-operate, collaborate, interlace, interplay
substitute (part of speech: verb)
substitution (part of speech: noun)
- Are you experienced in this kind of Trade? - "The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada", Francis Parkman.
- It is a bad business, Bastow, and it seems to me that two or three years in prison would be the best thing for him, as he will not take up the only trade open to him. - "Colonel Thorndyke's Secret", G. A. Henty.
- Wherever there were boys was my world and my trade. - "Confessions of Boyhood", John Albee.