verb (used with object), trad·ed, trad·ing.
verb (used without object), trad·ed, trad·ing.
Origin of trade
Synonyms for trade
Related Words for tradingcommerce, selling, deal, exchange, industry, trade, dealings, transaction, traffic, manufacturing, market, sales, barter, undertaking, bargaining, game, racket, affairs, merchandising, industrialism
Examples from the Web for trading
Contemporary Examples of trading
In Tuesday trading alone, it plunged by more than 20 percent against the U.S. dollar.Putin Can’t Bully or Bomb a Recession
December 16, 2014
On its first day of trading, Alibaba shares were up 38 percent, yielding a market capitalization of $213 billion.Alibaba’s Dark Side: Censoring Customers
November 18, 2014
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
Outside of trading commodities, it also no longer serves as a major global financial center.Battle of the Upstarts: Houston vs. San Francisco Bay
October 5, 2014
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
September 16, 2014
Historical Examples of trading
When he did deliver a letter to them, it was usually a trading letter for Uncle William.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Nachvak is the most God-forsaken place for a trading post that I have ever seen.The Long Labrador Trail
He had grown rich with his trading and stood in need of nothing.White Fang
There was no trading at all, for the sufficient reason that no shares were to be had.The Rise of Roscoe Paine
Joseph C. Lincoln
But his trading was not carried on without comment and questioning.The Twins of Suffering Creek
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