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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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The trade winds are limited with the result that less moisture flows to the heat-low area present over the subcontinent this time of the year.
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Trade Winds said that it is seeking a final order of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, which is expected to be granted on Wednesday.
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.
Along the planet's midsection, trade winds (examples shown below), blow from east to west while moving toward the equator.
According to Hybrid Technologies, a publicly traded company involved in the development and marketing of electric-powered vehicles and products, WhistlerTel owns the VoIP technology assets of Trade Winds Telecom, LLC.
And so we arrive neatly at composer Richard GordonSmith's latest large-scale opus, Trade Winds, to be premiered by 200 singers, dancers and musicians during next month's Hope Street Festival.
Gray said several factors are inhibiting storms this year: cooler Atlantic basin sea-surface temperatures, a large increase in Atlantic sea-surface pressures and a strengthening of tropical easterly trade winds and upper-level westerly winds.
At least at our seacoast hotel, the San Juan Sheraton, the pleasantly balmy trade winds blew almost constantly day and night, making for a relaxing tropical feeling.
El Nino, which affects global weather, may develop early this summer in the waters off Peru as water temperature in the area has risen since late May along with abatement of trade winds around the equator, the Meteorological Agency predicted Monday.