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trade

  

      n  
1    the act or an instance of buying and selling goods and services either on the domestic (wholesale and retail) markets or on the international (import, export, and entrepôt) markets  
   Related adj       mercantile  
2    a personal occupation, esp. a craft requiring skill  
3    the people and practices of an industry, craft, or business  
4    exchange of one thing for something else  
5    the regular clientele of a firm or industry  
6    amount of custom or commercial dealings; business  
7    a specified market or business  
the tailoring trade     
8    an occupation in commerce, as opposed to a profession  
9    commercial customers, as opposed to the general public  
trade only, trade advertising     
10    Homosexual slang   a sexual partner or sexual partners collectively  
11    Archaic   a custom or habit  
      vb  
12    tr   to buy and sell (commercial merchandise)  
13    to exchange (one thing) for another  
14    intr   to engage in trade  
15    intr   to deal or do business (with)  
we trade with them regularly     
      adj  
16    intended for or available only to people in industry or business  
trade prices        (See also)        trade-in       trade on  
     (C14 (in the sense: track, hence, a regular business): related to Old Saxon trada, Old High German trata track; see tread)  
  tradable, tradeable      adj  
  tradeless      adj  


balance of trade  
      n   the difference in value between total exports and total imports of goods,   (Also called)    visible balance      Compare       invisible balance  
bilateral trade  
      n   a system of trading between two countries in which each country attempts to balance its trade with that of the other  
board of trade  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)      another name for a       chamber of commerce  
Board of Trade  
      n   (in the United Kingdom) a ministry within the Department of Trade: responsible for the supervision of commerce and the promotion of export trade  
Board of Trade Unit  
      n   a unit of electrical energy equal to 1 kilowatt-hour,   (Abbrev)    BTU  
carriage trade  
      n   trade from the wealthy part of society  
chamber of trade  
      n   sometimes caps   a national organization representing local chambers of commerce  
European Free Trade Association  
      n      See       EFTA  
free trade  
      n  
1    international trade that is free of such government interference as import quotas, export subsidies, protective tariffs, etc.  
   Compare       protection       3  
2    Archaic   illicit trade; smuggling  
rag trade  
      n  
Informal   the clothing business, esp. the aspects concerned with the manufacture and sale of dresses  
restraint of trade  
      n   action tending to interfere with the freedom to compete in business  
rough trade  
      n  
Slang   (in homosexual use) a tough or violent sexual partner, esp. a lorry driver, construction worker, or docker, casually picked up  
slave trade  
      n   the business of trading in slaves, esp. the transportation of Black Africans to America from the 16th to 19th centuries  
  slave-trader      n  
  slave-trading      n  
stock in trade  
      n  
1    goods in stock necessary for carrying on a business  
2    anything constantly used by someone as a part of his profession, occupation, or trade  
friendliness is the salesman's stock in trade     
terms of trade  
      pl n     (Economics)     (Brit)   the ratio of export prices to import prices. It measures a nation's trading position, which improves when export prices rise faster or fall slower than import prices  
trade agreement  
      n   a commercial treaty between two or more nations  
trade association  
      n   an association of organizations in the same trade formed to further their collective interests, esp. in negotiating with governments, trade unions, etc.  
trade bill  
      n   a bill of exchange drawn on and accepted (trade acceptance) by a trader in payment for goods  
trade book   , edition  
      n   an ordinary edition of a book sold in the normal way in shops, as opposed to a de luxe or mail-order edition  
trade cycle  
      n   the recurrent fluctuation between boom and depression in the economic activity of a capitalist country,   (Also called (esp. U.S. and Canadian))    business cycle  
trade discount  
      n   a sum or percentage deducted from the list price of a commodity allowed by a manufacturer, distributor, or wholesaler to a retailer or by one enterprise to another in the same trade  
trade down  
      vb   intr, adv   to sell a large or relatively expensive house, car, etc., and replace it with a smaller or less expensive one  
trade gap  
      n   the amount by which the value of a country's visible imports exceeds that of visible exports; an unfavourable balance of trade  
trade-in  
      n  
1   
a    a used article given in part payment for the purchase of a new article  
b    a transaction involving such part payment  
c    the valuation put on the article traded in  
d    (as modifier)  
a trade-in dealer     
      vb  
  trade in  
2    tr, adv   to give (a used article) as part payment for the purchase of a new article  
trade journal  
      n   a periodical containing new developments, discussions, etc., concerning a trade or profession  
trade-last  
      n     (U.S.)  
informal   a compliment that one has heard about someone, which one offers to tell to that person in exchange for a compliment heard about oneself  
trade name  
      n  
1    the name used by a trade to refer to a commodity, service, etc.  
2    the name under which a commercial enterprise operates in business  
trade-off  
      n   an exchange, esp. as a compromise  
trade on  
      vb   intr, prep   to exploit or take advantage of  
he traded on her endless patience     
trade plate  
      n   a numberplate attached temporarily to a vehicle by a dealer, etc., before the vehicle has been registered  
trade reference  
      n   a reference in which one trader gives his opinion as to the credit worthiness of another trader in the same trade, esp. to a supplier  
trade school  
      n   a school or teaching unit organized by an industry or large company to provide trade training, apprentice education, and similar courses  
trade secret  
      n   a secret formula, technique, process, etc., known and used to advantage by only one manufacturer  
trade union   , trades union  
      n   an association of employees formed to improve their incomes and working conditions by collective bargaining with the employer or employer organizations  
  trade unionism, trades unionism      n  
  trade unionist, trades unionist      n  
trade up  
      vb   intr, adv   to sell a small or relatively inexpensive house, car, etc., and replace it with a larger or more expensive one  
trade wind  
      n   a wind blowing obliquely towards the equator either from the northeast in the N hemisphere or the southeast in the S hemisphere, approximately between latitudes 30° N and S, forming part of the planetary wind system  
     (C17: from to blow trade to blow steadily in one direction, from trade in the obsolete sense: a track)  
World Trade Organization  
      n   an international body concerned with promoting and regulating trade between its member states; established in 1995 as a successor to GATT  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
abbr. Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
[Leg.] Is a multinational treaty for the purpose of establishing international standards for intellectual property rights enforcement.
exp.
manufactured according to fair trade principles: équitablement fabriqué?
n.
a ban or a partial prohibition on trade of weapons with a particular country, in order to isolate it
n.
financial support for project provided collectively by a network of people on the Internet
n.
virtual network linking an user to his or her professional and / or personal contacts
[Tech.]
n.
network-based services that makes information available from multiple electronic devices by linking it to an account
[Tech.]
v.
meet people on a chat on Internet or via e-mail or social networks. meet virtually and not physically
INTERNET
n.
a business model in which goods or services are shared, swapped, or rented over networks, rather than being owned by individuals
Ex: Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accomodation marketplace Related to the concept of "sharing economy"

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