Definition of trade in English:
- There must somehow be a basis for international trade in goods and services.
- The explosion of global trade in the postwar era is usually attributed to the lowering of tariffs and other trade barriers.
- These include trade in services, intellectual property, e-commerce, investment and labour standards.
- But injuries and trades are expected in sports.
- The big fella no longer is demanding a trade, which wasn't feasible anyway, or to be waived, which was unlikely.
- It's clear his uncertain status limits what Philadelphia can demand in a trade.
- Home inspection is a trade that requires special training, knowledge, and skills.
- An impending skills shortage in the trades means jobs are opening up to women.
- The centre, not yet named, will provide vocational training in creative industries and manual trades.
- Before the season begins those in the trade identify jackfruit trees in the area that give good quality fruit.
- The aim should be to build an honest relationship with 10 journalists across the trade and national press.
- He comes into the trade at a buoyant time, with brisk business reported locally in the market.
- But many in the licensed trade are unhappy about the latest attempt to curb binge drinking.
- This bars entry to the trade with licences being sold for up to €150,000, he said.
- A vintner found selling corrupt wine was forced to drink it, then banned from the trade.
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- The ban means all auction marts have ceased trading in livestock.
- However, as Jon's pointed out, the trading of goods and services is different to trading in events.
- But trading in new stocks is typically purely speculative.
- He started his career trading commodities, working till 2am to catch the latest crop reports from Brazil.
- He said housing should not be treated in the same way as non-essential traded commodities for speculation, or investment.
- Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world after oil.
- Buying incubator shares at inflated prices, whose underlying assets where just other dotcom shares trading at inflated prices, was never going to work.
- The shares are currently trading at over $48 and analysts have a share price target of over $70 on the stock.
- The shares are currently trading around the 52-week high of 138 pence they hit on April 7.
- Let's begin pondering briefly a primitive barter economy where goods are traded for goods.
- It is both a needed reminder and a adept demonstration that watching courtship treated as a noble game is still quite rewarding even in times where romance is traded for expediency.
- Sexual exploitation is also widespread in humanitarian crises, where sex is often traded for food rations, safe passage and for access to basic goods.
- They traded blows, insults, and annoyed mutters for several long minutes.
- Strong language has been used, insults have been traded, attacks have been personalised and bitterness is made visible.
- In brief instances when they collided, one could see them attacking with outrageously fast kicks and punches, either trading blows are blocking blows.
- Teams are cautious about trading a player who could come back to haunt them.
- The team wants to trade the franchise player and rid itself of his $10.5 rail lion salary cap burden.
- He knows that rarely - if ever - can a team trade a franchise player and improve.
late Middle English (as a noun): from Middle Low German, literally 'track', of West Germanic origin; related to tread. Early senses included 'course, way of life', which gave rise in the 16th century to 'habitual practice of an occupation', 'skilled handicraft'. The current verb senses date from the late 16th century.
- US Change places: I would be glad to trade places with George and have his jobMore example sentences
- Hilda knew the attack would be coming and in a blinding split second, both had traded places, seemingly without moving.
- When my husband and I traded places and he assumed the majority of childcare responsibilities while I went to work full time, there were, predictably, adjustments to be made.
- Later I traded places with my colleague in the dugout.
trade down (or up)
- Sell something in order to buy something similar but less (or more) expensive: homeowners who want to trade upMore example sentences
- This is fine for people who want to sell up and trade down in the market, but is frustrating for home owners who want to move up the housing ladder.
- First-time buyers were drawn by the two and three-bedroom townhouses while many of the larger three-beds were sold to couples trading up.
- Fancy selling your home and trading up to a larger, plusher pad in the near future?
trade something in
- Exchange a used article in part payment for another: she traded in her Ford for a Land RoverMore example sentences
- The British know about these and probably have a deal with them to keep these weapons until they can be traded in for cash in exchange for information.
- It'd better stay that way, too, because if one should turn up in my stocking I shall trade it in for a waistcoat when we get to London, see if I don't.
- Some sites run currency exchanges where players can take their platinum pieces and trade them in for real dollars or the game currency of another virtual world.
trade something off
- Exchange something of value, especially as part of a compromise: the government traded off economic advantages for political gainsMore example sentences
- They come and they take the pins that I get because I'm smart enough to get more than one of each country so I can trade them off.
- Traumatised employees and relatively small financial losses are traded off against the greater expense of added security and extended care for staff.
- But there is no way of ranking these many goods or trading them off against one another, so there is not always, all things considered, a best thing to do.
- Take advantage of (something), especially in an unfair way: the government is trading on fears of inflationMore example sentences
- It was a small company trading on the small capitalisation market of the NASDAQ Index.
- But trading on his strong economic background, he doesn't have to work as hard to win over his audience.
- They do this by trading on a phenomenon once neatly summarised by the great economist JK Galbraith.
tradable (or tradeable) adjective
- Example sentences
- It is estimated that foreign investors now own 40 percent of the US government's tradeable debt, 26 percent of US corporate bonds and 13 percent of US equities.
- At the real exchange rate set largely by foreign decision-makers, a huge excess demand for tradeable goods and services - and so the trade deficits - emerges.
- His current research interests include the use of tradeable permits and other economic incentives for water allocation and water quality, local air pollution, and fisheries.