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trade

1) n. a business or occupation for profit, particularly in retail or wholesale sales or requiring special mechanical skill. 2) v. to exchange one thing for another, which includes money for goods, goods for goods, and favors for goods or money. (See: trade fixture, trade secret, trademark)

trade

(Commerce), noun barter, business, business affairs, business intercourse, buying and selling, commercial enterprise, deal, exchange, exchange of commodities, marketing, mercantile business, mercantile relaaions, mercatus, merchandising, merchantry, negotiation, nundination, open market, patronage, purchase, sale, sales, swap, traffic, transaction, truck
Associated concepts: combination in restraint of trade, hazzrdous trade, in the ordinary course of trade or business, reetraint of trade, stock in trade, unfair trade

trade

(Occupation), noun ars, assignment, avocation, berth, business, calling, concern, craft, duty, employment, engagement, function, handicraft, job, line, line of work, livelihood, living, metier, office, position, post, practice, profession, pursuit, situation, specialty, task, vocation

trade

verb bargain, barter, buy, buy and sell, carry on commerce, chaffer, commercari, deal, do business, drive a bargain, exchange, huckster, interchange, mercaturam, merchandise, negotiate, purchase, scorse, sell, shop, traffic, transact
Associated concepts: combination in restraint of trade, trade acceptance, trade in interstate commerce
See also: barter, business, buy, calling, career, commerce, commercial, deal, dealings, devolve, dicker, employment, exchange, handle, industry, interchange, job, labor, livelihood, mercantile, occupation, position, practice, profession, pursuit, reciprocate, sale, vend, work

trade

operations of a commercial character involving the provision to customers of goods or services for reward; an adventure in the nature of a trade connotes a single such operation.

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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Historically, the trade winds have been used by captains of sailing ships to cross the world's oceans for centuries; and enabled European empire expansion into the Americas, and trade routes to become established across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
I have added some verse of my own to the libretto, because I wanted some material which brought the story up to date and mentioned the latter-day importance of Liverpool's container trade Trade Winds, Philharmonic Hall, June 13
6 degree higher in May than that in ordinary years, while the strength of trade winds declined, the agency said.
Once ships left Brazilian ports in Paranagua or Sao Francisco do Sal, the ships would stop in Venezuela before battling the weather and trade winds of the Caribbean.
El Nino occurs when normal east-to-west trade winds are reversed between the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
El Nino - named for the Christ child - is a peculiar weather pattern (first recognized by Peruvian fishermen) in which unusually warm water in the Pacific Ocean combines with changes in trade winds at the beginning of a calendar year.
Much of the rest of the islands' vegetation is scrub-like, baked by sun and rustled by trade winds.
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1 million dollars in financing through a combination of debt and private equity, Trade Winds Real Estate has closed on TimberChase, a 94-unit residential property.
The zone is driven by the Pacific trade winds, which draw up nutrients from the deep sea that fertilize plankton near the surface.
9 million to the Trade Winds to Success Training Society to provide Aboriginal people with training and work experience in various energy-related occupations, in particular in Alberta s oil and gas sector.
London, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study has shown that trade winds in the tropical Atlantic have weakened and the pattern of ocean surface temperature has changed.