• Trade Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v.) A track; a trail; a way; a path; also, passage; travel; resort.
  2. (v.) Refuse or rubbish from a mine.
  3. (v.) Course; custom; practice; occupation; employment.
  4. (v.) Specifically: The act or business of exchanging commodities by barter, or by buying and selling for money; commerce; traffic; barter.
  5. () imp. of Tread.
  6. (v. i.) To buy and sell or exchange property in a single instance.
  7. (v. i.) 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.
  8. (v.) 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.
  9. (v.) Business of any kind; matter of mutual consideration; affair; dealing.
  10. (v. i.) To have dealings; to be concerned or associated; -- usually followed by with.
  11. (v. t.) To sell or exchange in commerce; to barter.
  12. (v.) Instruments of any occupation.
  13. (v.) The trade winds.
  14. (v.) 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.

Barter, Craft, Deal, Merchandise, Patronage, Sell, Swap, Switch, Swop,

• trades union Definition & Synonyms

  1. () Alt. of Trade union

• Tradespeople Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) People engaged in trade; shopkeepers.