- 1. trade, commerce, commercialism, mercantilism
- usage: the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services; "Venice was an important center of trade with the East"; "they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade"
- 2. trade, craft, occupation, business, job, line of work, line
- usage: the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
- 3. trade, patronage, business
- usage: the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers; "even before noon there was a considerable patronage"
- 4. deal, trade, business deal, transaction, dealing, dealings
- usage: a particular instance of buying or selling; "it was a package deal"; "I had no further trade with him"; "he's a master of the business deal"
- 5. craft, trade, class, stratum, social class, socio-economic class
- usage: people who perform a particular kind of skilled work; "he represented the craft of brewers"; "as they say in the trade"
- 6. trade wind, trade, prevailing wind
- usage: steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator; "they rode the trade winds going west"
- 7. barter, swap, swop, trade, exchange, interchange
- usage: an equal exchange; "we had no money so we had to live by barter"
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- 1. trade, merchandise
- usage: engage in the trade of; "he is merchandising telephone sets"
- 2. trade, trade in, exchange, change, interchange
- usage: turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase; "trade in an old car for a new one"
- 3. trade, sell
- usage: be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions; "The stock traded around $20 a share"
- 4. trade, swap, swop, switch, exchange, change, interchange
- usage: exchange or give (something) in exchange for
- 5. deal, sell, trade, transact
- usage: do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes"
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