n.1.A track; a trail; a way; a path; also, passage; travel; resort.
Hath tracted forth some salvage beastes trade.
- Spenser.
2.Course; custom; practice; occupation; employment.
There those five sisters had continual trade.
- Spenser.
Long did I love this lady,
Long was my travel, long my trade to win her.
- Massinger.
Thy sin's not accidental but a trade.
- Shak.
3.Business of any kind; matter of mutual consideration; affair; dealing.
Have you any further trade with us?
- Shak.
4.Specifically: The act or business of exchanging commodities by barter, or by buying and selling for money; commerce; traffic; barter.
5.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.
Accursed usury was all his trade.
- Spenser.
The homely, slighted, shepherd's trade.
- Milton.
I will instruct thee in my trade.
- Shak.
6.Instruments of any occupation.
The house and household goods, his trade of war.
- Dryden.
7.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.
8.The trade winds.
9.Refuse or rubbish from a mine.
Board of trade
See under Board.
Trade dollar
See under Dollar.
Trade price
the price at which goods are sold to members of the same trade, or by wholesale dealers to retailers.
Trade sale
an auction by and for the trade, especially that of the booksellers.
Trade wind
a wind in the torrid zone, and often a little beyond at, which blows from the same quarter throughout the year, except when affected by local causes; - so called because of its usefulness to navigators, and hence to trade.
v. i.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Traded; p. pr. & vb. n. Trading.]
2.To buy and sell or exchange property in a single instance.
3.To have dealings; to be concerned or associated; - usually followed by with.
v. t.1.To sell or exchange in commerce; to barter.
They traded the persons of men.
- Ezek. xxvii. 13.
To dicker and to swop, to trade rifles and watches.
- Cooper.
imp.1.imp. of Tread.
Noun1.trade - the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services; "Venice was an important center of trade with the East"; "they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade"
2.trade - people who perform a particular kind of skilled work; "he represented the craft of brewers"; "as they say in the trade"
Synonyms: craft
3.Tradetrade - an equal exchange; "we had no money so we had to live by barter"
Synonyms: barter, swap, swop
4.trade - the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
Synonyms: craft
5.Tradetrade - a particular instance of buying or selling; "it was a package deal"; "I had no further trade with him"; "he's a master of the business deal"
Synonyms: business deal, deal
6.trade - the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers; "even before noon there was a considerable patronage"
Synonyms: patronage
7.trade - steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator; "they rode the trade winds going west"
Synonyms: trade wind
Verb1.trade - engage in the trade of; "he is merchandising telephone sets"
Synonyms: merchandise
2.trade - turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase; "trade in an old car for a new one"
Synonyms: trade in
3.trade - be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions; "The stock traded around $20 a share"
4.trade - exchange or give (something) in exchange for
Synonyms: swap, swop, switch
5.trade - do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes"
Synonyms: sell, deal
Adj.1.trade - relating to or used in or intended for trade or commerce; "a trade fair"; "trade journals"; "trade goods"

TRADE. In its most extensive signification this word includes all sorts of dealings by way of Bale or exchange. In a more limited sense it signifies the dealings in a particular business, as the India trade; by trade is also understood the business of a particular mechanic, hence boys are said to be put apprentices to learn a trade, as the trade of a carpenter, shoemaker, and the like. Bac. Ab. Master and Servant, D 1. Trade differs from art. (q.v.)
     2. It is the policy of the law to encourage trade, and therefore all contracts which restrain the exercise of a man's talents in trade are detrimental to the commonwealth, and therefore void; though he may bind himself not to exercise a trade in a particular place, for, in this last case, as he may pursue it in another place, the commonwealth has the benefit of it. 8 Mass. 223; 9 Mass. 522. Vide Ware R. 257, 260 Com. Dig. h.t.; Vin. Ab. h.t.

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