Definition of 'trade'
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They have particular hopes where you will end up in trade negotiations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All businesses that once relied on the tourist trade are suffering. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This means that we shall all be worse off when looking to exchange for trade or holidays. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They need trade unions interested in more than the public sector. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is intended to speed up sales processing and provide better service online regardless of demand peaks during busy trading periods. Computing (2010)Was it that much worse than the daily bluff and bluster of a City trading room? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Trade business accounted for 52 per cent of its total sales last year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Which way the car steers depends on how it is programmed to trade off people 's lives. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We need to control our trade policy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Manufacturers offer these deals because they know most people will trade in their existing car. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Trade in goods is known as visible exports and trade in services is known as invisible exports. Business Studies Basic Facts (1990)Most companies publish accounts within about three months of the end of their trading year. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is a free trade area in that there are no tariffs between the countries on exports. Business Studies Basic Facts (1990)We must also note that her trade union had agreed to the change. Personnel Management: A New Approach (1991)He thought it could carry the trade between the two. WHEN SCOTLAND RULED THE WORLD: The Story of the Golden Age of Genius, Creativity and Exploration (2002)Watch where large competitors advertise and also use trade magazines. The Sun (2013)You think of international trade as a competition. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The stores are expected to begin trading next year. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And now the only thing booming is the tourist trade. The Sun (2013)We will continue to trade the remaining business while we seek a buyer. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The trade body has no idea and it is almost impossible to tell because worldwide figures are not collected. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The best single means to do so requires harnessing the power of politicians and pushing through the next round of trade liberalisation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He said that the find was the culmination of a 25-year career in the antiques trade. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Rarely sold by variety, the trade tends to buy raspberries by the grower. Food Watch (1994)The Kent countryside could be about to become home to one of the tallest structures in the country if a City trading firm has its way. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'trade'
British English: trade /treɪd/ NOUN
activity Trade is the activity of buying, selling, or exchanging goods or services between people, firms, or countries.
The ministry had direct control over every aspect of foreign trade.
- American English: trade
- Arabic: تـِجَارَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: comércio
- Chinese: 贸易
- Croatian: trgovina
- Czech: obchod činnost
- Danish: handel
- Dutch: handel
- European Spanish: comercio
- Finnish: kaupankäynti
- French: commerce
- German: Handel
- Greek: εμπόριο
- Italian: commercio
- Japanese: 商売
- Korean: 장사 사업
- Norwegian: handel
- Polish: handel
- European Portuguese: comércio
- Romanian: comerț
- Russian: торговля
- Spanish: comercio
- Swedish: handel
- Thai: การค้าขาย
- Turkish: ticaret
- Ukrainian: торгівля
- Vietnamese: thương mại
British English: trade NOUN
skill A trade is a particular area of business or industry.
They've completely ruined the tourist trade for the next few years.
British English: trade VERB
If you trade places with someone or if the two of you trade places, you move into the other person's position or situation, and they move into yours.
He asked his friend to trade places with him so he could ride with me.
Definition of trade from the Collins English Dictionary
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