- the action of buying and selling goods and services；the practice of making one's living in business, as opposed to in a profession or from unearned income
- buy and sell goods and services；buy or sell (a particular item or product)
verb: trade, 3rd person present: trades, gerund or present participle: trading, past tense: traded, past participle: traded
noun: trade, plural noun: trades
- 1. the action of buying and selling goods and services a move to ban all trade in ivory a significant increase in foreign trade 同義詞
- ▪ dated, derogatory the practice of making one's living in business, as opposed to in a profession or from unearned income the aristocratic classes were contemptuous of those in trade
- ▪ North American (in sports) a transfer; an exchange players can demand a trade after five years of service
- 2. a skilled job, typically one requiring manual skills and special training the fundamentals of the construction trade a carpenter by trade 同義詞
- ▪ the people engaged in a particular area of business in the trade this sort of computer is called “a client-based system.” 同義詞
- ▪ British people licensed to sell alcoholic drink.
- ▪ informal a person in gay male sexual encounters who is not penetrated sexually and usually considers himself to be heterosexual.
- 3. a trade wind the north-east trades
- 1. buy and sell goods and services middlemen trading in luxury goods 同義詞
- ▪ buy or sell (a particular item or product) she has traded millions of dollars' worth of metals
- ▪ (especially of shares or currency) be bought and sold at a specified price the dollar was trading where it was in January
- 2. exchange (something) for something else, typically as a commercial transaction they trade mud-shark livers for fish oil the hostages were traded for arms 同義詞
- ▪ give and receive (something, typically insults or blows) they traded a few punches
- ▪ North American transfer (a player) to another club or team would his behavior cause them to trade him?