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 trading
In Tuesday trading alone, it plunged by more than 20 percent against the U.S. dollar.
On its first day of trading, Alibaba shares were up 38 percent, yielding a market capitalization of $213 billion.
After three years in London, he moved to the Structured Equity Finance Trading branch in Hong Kong.Hong Kong’s High-Flying British Psycho Killer Suspect|Nico Hines, Tom Sykes|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Outside of trading commodities, it also no longer serves as a major global financial center.Battle of the Upstarts: Houston vs. San Francisco Bay|Joel Kotkin|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I loved the love story in Trading Places between Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis.Inside the Mind of The Mindy Project’s Resident Weirdo, Ike Barinholtz|Kevin Fallon|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The trading began and continued to Bancroft's annoyance for more than half an hour.Elder Conklin|Frank Harris
What a pity it is that the University Press of to-day has become a trading concern, a shop for twopenny manuals and penny primers!Oxford|Andrew Lang
They sailed to the St. Lawrence, but proceeded no further than Tadousac, where they set up a trading establishment.Count Frontenac|William Dawson LeSueur
A trading Post would be the only way by which the Indians could be speedily gathered.The Chief of the Ranges|H. A. Cody
But the story of the growth and development of the trading department of the Red Triangle is a romance.The Romance of the Red Triangle|Arthur Keysall Yapp
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