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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.

Synonyms:

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