Synonyms of trade


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"


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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Definition and meaning of trade (Dictionary)