verb (used with object), trad·ed, trad·ing.
verb (used without object), trad·ed, trad·ing.
- tracy, spencer,
- trade acceptance,
- trade agreement,
- trade association,
- trade balance,
- trade barrier
Origin of trade
Examples from the Web for trade
Rebels in Africa trade in children to fund their conflicts and obtain child soldiers.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was really only one good reason to maintain the embargo: Trade with Cuba strengthens the Castros.
The screenwriting was one last card Brinsley was trying to play after every other trade he tried had turned to zeroes.
But Brinsley is unconvinced and the two trade terse responses.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish|M.L. Nestel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But only Congress has the ability to completely lift the trade embargo, which has been in place since 1962.
The attempted suppression of his trade by the Egyptian Government drove him naturally into opposition.The River War|Winston S. Churchill
This enabled Trade Unions to develop with a large measure of freedom.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
I felt indeed indignant at the sight thus permitted, and at the trade thus carried on.Days and Nights in London|J. Ewing Ritchie
We will leave these poor devils, in pity, to trade with others; but they must not delay us to make a pretence of earning money.No Thoroughfare|Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
In many towns no one was allowed to work at a trade or sell merchandise who was not a member of a guild.Introductory American History|Henry Eldridge Bourne
Word Origin for trade
late 14c., "path, track, course of action," introduced by the Hanse merchants, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German trade "track, course" (probably originally of a trading ship), cognate with Old English tredan (see tread). Sense of "one's habitual business" (1540s) developed from the notion of "way, course, manner of life" (mid-15c.); sense of "buying and selling" is first recorded 1550s. Trade wind (1640s) has nothing to do with commerce, but preserves the obsolete sense of "in a habitual or regular course." Trade union is attested from 1831.
1540s, "to tread a path," from trade (n.). Meaning "to occupy oneself (in something)" is recorded from c.1600. The U.S. sports team sense of "to exchange one player for another" is attested from 1899. Related: Traded; trading. To trade down is attested from 1942. Trade-in in reference to used cars is recorded from 1917. Trading post is recorded from 1796.
Business or commerce; economic activity.
In addition to the idioms beginning with trade
- trade down
- trade in
- trade off
- trade on
- trade up
- tricks of the trade