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"
the skilled practice of a practical occupation
"he learned his trade as an apprentice"
the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers
"even before noon there was a considerable patronage"
deal, trade, business deal(noun)
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"
tidy sum, pot, peck, mint, swop, plenty, lot, batch, raft, quite a little, passel, softwood, bargain, pile, muckle, business deal, good deal, stack, mountain, deal, craft, trade wind, wad, flock, hatful, mickle, slew, heap, mess, sight, mass, spate, swap, great deal, barter, patronage, hand
people who perform a particular kind of skilled work
"he represented the craft of brewers"; "as they say in the trade"
trade wind, trade(noun)
steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator
"they rode the trade winds going west"
barter, swap, swop, trade(verb)
an equal exchange
"we had no money so we had to live by barter"
engage in the trade of
"he is merchandising telephone sets"
trade, trade in(verb)
turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase
"trade in an old car for a new one"
be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions
"The stock traded around $20 a share"
trade, swap, swop, switch(verb)
exchange or give (something) in exchange for
deal, sell, trade(verb)
do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
"She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes"
betray, shell out, swop, plow, carry on, lot, swap, apportion, dish out, deal out, allot, care, portion out, sell, consider, take, treat, share, trade in, dispense, dole out, divvy up, grapple, switch, deal, parcel out, manage, merchandise, contend, administer, address, make out, mete out, distribute, handle, conduct, cover, cope, make do, get by, look at
trade(noun)Buying and selling of goods and services on a market.
trade(noun)An instance of bartering items in exchange for one another.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A business is what one follows regularly; an occupation is what he happens at any time to be engaged in; trout-fishing may be one's occupation for a time, as a relief from business; business is ordinarily for profit, while the occupation may be a matter of learning, philanthropy, or religion. A profession implies scholarship; as, the learned professions. Pursuit is an occupation which one follows with ardor. An avocation is what calls one away from other work; a vocation or calling, that to which one is called by some special fitness or sense of duty; thus, we speak of the gospel ministry as a vocation or calling, rather than a business. Trade or trading is, in general, the exchanging of one thing for another; in the special sense, a trade is an occupation involving manual training and skilled labor; as, the ancient Jews held that every boy should learn a trade. A transaction is a single action, whether in business, diplomacy, or otherwise; affair has a similar, but lighter meaning; as, this little affair; an important transaction. The plural affairs has a distinctive meaning, including all activities where men deal with one another on any considerable scale; as, a man of affairs. A job is a piece of work viewed as a single undertaking, and ordinarily paid for as such. Trade and commerce may be used as equivalents, but trade is capable of a more limited application; we speak of the trade of a village, the commerce of a nation. Barter is the direct exchange of commodities; business, trade, and commerce are chiefly transacted by means of money, bills of exchange, etc. Business, occupation, etc., may be what one does independently; employment may be in the service of another. Work is any application of energy to secure a result, or the result thus secured; thus, we speak of the work of God. Art in the industrial sense is a system of rules and accepted methods for the accomplishment of some practical result; as, the art of printing; collectively, the arts. A craft is some occupation requiring technical skill or manual dexterity, or the persons, collectively, engaged in its exercise; as, the weaver's craft.
The business of a druggist; in business with his father; doing business for his father; have you business with me? business in New York; business about, concerning, or in regard to certain property.
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- ambag, handel, ruilAfrikaans
- byttehandel, handelDanish
- Kommerz, Tausch, Handel, Handwerk, Passat, Geschäft, Facharbeiter, PassatwindGerman
- gremio, comercio, comerciarSpanish
- pasaati, pasaatituuli, kauppa, vaihtokauppa, ammatti, ammattilainen, ammattilehti, poka, kaupankäynti, ammattikunta, ammattitaitoFinnish
- commerce, métier, échangerFrench
- סחר, מסחרHebrew
- तिजारत, व्यापारHindi
- առևտուր, արհեստArmenian
- iðn, viðskipti, verslun, skipti, kaup, skiptaIcelandic
- commercio, mestiereItalian
- 交易, 商売, 貿易風, 貿易, トレードJapanese
- ყიდის, გადაცვლისGeorgian
- 거래, 교환, 기술, 교역, 교환하다, 바꾸다, 무역Korean
- kaulēšanās, tirgošanāsLatvian
- тргување, занает, трговија, струкаMacedonian
- handel, gildeDutch
- håndverk, fag, handelNorwegian
- naʼiiniʼNavajo, Navaho
- transakcja, profesja, handel, zawód, fachPolish
- negócio, ofício, freguesia, comércio, troca, trocarPortuguese
- обме́н, торго́вля, комме́рция, ремесло́, профе́ссия, пасса́т, сделкаRussian
- обход, trgovina, izmena, занат, размена, измена, трговина, razmena, obhod, zanatSerbo-Croatian
- handel, yrkesman, yrke, hantverk, fackmanSwedish
- వర్తకము, వాణిజ్యముTelugu
- พาณิชย์, ธุรกิจ, การค้าThai
- buôn bán, thương mại, thương nghiệpVietnamese
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