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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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Gen Xer's are likely to be comparison shopping, whereas Millennials are open to trading down brands.
Even though guests may not be trading down, one strategy we're employing is a careful review of the brands we're using, sometimes switching from an ultra-premium to a premium brand.
Figures for the first part of the financial year apparently show sales of ladies' clothing down 15 per cent - and trading down a disastrous 23 per cent.
Empty nesters need not pay taxes for trading down to a smaller and less costly home," Sacarny explained.
Driven by first-time buyers and those trading down, demand and prices for lower-priced homes were reported to be steady in most areas.
Cutbacks on Discretionary Spending and Trading Down on Essentials Continue
Cash-strapped consumers trading down from brands had boosted sales of the range, which includes whisky, gin, vodka, brandy and rum, claimed Landmark.
Markets are and currently trading lower with FTSE 100 trading down by 49.
In a statement ahead of entering a close period the Aim-listed company said it had been hit by consumers trading down and more frequently choosing products on promotion.
Greater collaboration can help improve efficiencies, but all the tiers must still confront the trading down phenomenon, panelists said.
Analyst Darren Shirley added: "Management believes it has won customers from all three of its major rivals, though, interestingly, it believes it has also been the major beneficiary of trading down from the more premium priced retailers - this is Marks & Spencer and Waitrose.
The study, which surveyed nearly 1,000 households during September, found that while 43 percent of respondents were eating out less and 39 percent were trading down, only 10 percent had switched to cheaper brands of alcohol.