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Practice vs. Trade

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Practicenoun

Repetition of an activity to improve a skill.

‘He will need lots of practice with the lines before he performs them.’;

Tradenoun

(uncountable) Buying and selling of goods and services on a market.

Practicenoun

An organized event for the purpose of performing such repetition.

‘Being on a team is hard: you're always having to go to practice while everyone else is taking it easy.’; ‘I have choir practice every Sunday after church.’;

Tradenoun

(countable) A particular instance of buying or selling.

‘I did no trades with them once the rumors started.’;

Practicenoun

The ongoing pursuit of a craft or profession, particularly in medicine or the fine arts.

Tradenoun

(countable) An instance of bartering items in exchange for one another.

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Practicenoun

(countable) A place where a professional service is provided, such as a general practice.

‘She ran a thriving medical practice.’;

Tradenoun

(countable) Those who perform a particular kind of skilled work.

‘The skilled trades were the first to organize modern labor unions.’;

Practicenoun

The observance of religious duties that a church requires of its members.

Tradenoun

(countable) Those engaged in an industry or group of related industries.

‘It is not a retail showroom. It is only for the trade.’;

Practicenoun

A customary action, habit, or behaviour; a manner or routine.

‘It is the usual practice of employees there to wear neckties only when meeting with customers.’; ‘It is good practice to check each door and window before leaving.’;

Tradenoun

(countable) The skilled practice of a practical occupation.

‘He learned his trade as an apprentice.’;

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Practicenoun

Actual operation or experiment, in contrast to theory.

‘That may work in theory, but will it work in practice?’;

Tradenoun

An occupation in the secondary sector; as opposed to an agricultural, professional or military one.

‘After failing his entrance exams, he decided to go into a trade.’; ‘Most veterans went into trade when the war ended.’;

Practicenoun

(legal) The form, manner, and order of conducting and carrying on suits and prosecutions through their various stages, according to the principles of law and the rules laid down by the courts.

‘This firm of solicitors is involved in family law practice.’;

Tradenoun

The business given to a commercial establishment by its customers.

‘Even before noon there was considerable trade.’;

Practicenoun

Skilful or artful management; dexterity in contrivance or the use of means; stratagem; artifice.

Tradenoun

Steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator.

‘They rode the trades going west.’;

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Practicenoun

(math) A easy and concise method of applying the rules of arithmetic to questions which occur in trade and business.

Tradenoun

(only as plural) A publication intended for participants in an industry or related group of industries.

‘Rumors about layoffs are all over the trades.’;

Practiceverb

alternative spelling of practise

Tradenoun

A brief sexual encounter.

‘Josh picked up some trade last night.’;

Practicenoun

Frequently repeated or customary action; habitual performance; a succession of acts of a similar kind; usage; habit; custom; as, the practice of rising early; the practice of making regular entries of accounts; the practice of daily exercise.

‘A heart . . . exercised with covetous practices.’;

Tradenoun

Instruments of any occupation.

Practicenoun

Customary or constant use; state of being used.

‘Obsolete words may be revived when they are more sounding or more significant than those in practice.’;

Tradenoun

(mining) Refuse or rubbish from a mine.

Practicenoun

Skill or dexterity acquired by use; expertness.

Tradenoun

(obsolete) A track or trail; a way; a path; passage.

Practicenoun

Actual performance; application of knowledge; - opposed to theory.

‘There are two functions of the soul, - contemplation and practice.’; ‘There is a distinction, but no opposition, between theory and practice; each, to a certain extent, supposes the other; theory is dependent on practice; practice must have preceded theory.’;

Tradenoun

(obsolete) Course; custom; practice; occupation.

Practicenoun

Systematic exercise for instruction or discipline; as, the troops are called out for practice; she neglected practice in music.

Tradeverb

(intransitive) To engage in trade

‘This company trades in precious metal.’;

Practicenoun

Application of science to the wants of men; the exercise of any profession; professional business; as, the practice of medicine or law; a large or lucrative practice.

‘Practice is exercise of an art, or the application of a science in life, which application is itself an art.’;

Tradeverb

(intransitive) To be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions.

Practicenoun

Skillful or artful management; dexterity in contrivance or the use of means; art; stratagem; artifice; plot; - usually in a bad sense.

‘He sought to have that by practice which he could not by prayer.’;

Tradeverb

(transitive) To give (something) in exchange for.

‘Will you trade your precious watch for my earring?’;

Practicenoun

A easy and concise method of applying the rules of arithmetic to questions which occur in trade and business.

Tradeverb

To give someone a plant and receive a different one in return.

Practicenoun

The form, manner, and order of conducting and carrying on suits and prosecutions through their various stages, according to the principles of law and the rules laid down by the courts.

Tradeverb

To do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood.

Practiceverb

To do or perform frequently, customarily, or habitually; to make a practice of; as, to practice gaming.

Tradeverb

(intransitive) To have dealings; to be concerned or associated (with).

Practiceverb

To exercise, or follow, as a profession, trade, art, etc., as, to practice law or medicine.

Tradenoun

A track; a trail; a way; a path; also, passage; travel; resort.

‘A postern with a blind wicket there was,A common trade to pass through Priam's house.’; ‘Hath tracted forth some salvage beastes trade.’; ‘Or, I'll be buried in the king's highway,Some way of common trade, where subjects' feetMay hourly trample on their sovereign's head.’;

Practiceverb

To exercise one's self in, for instruction or improvement, or to acquire discipline or dexterity; as, to practice gunnery; to practice music.

Tradenoun

Course; custom; practice; occupation; employment.

‘There those five sisters had continual trade.’; ‘Long did I love this lady,Long was my travel, long my trade to win her.’; ‘Thy sin's not accidental but a trade.’;

Practiceverb

To put into practice; to carry out; to act upon; to commit; to execute; to do.

‘As this advice ye practice or neglect.’;

Tradenoun

Business of any kind; matter of mutual consideration; affair; dealing.

‘Have you any further trade with us?’;

Practiceverb

To make use of; to employ.

‘In malice to this good knight's wife, I practiced Ubaldo and Ricardo to corrupt her.’;

Tradenoun

Specifically: The act or business of exchanging commodities by barter, or by buying and selling for money; commerce; traffic; barter.

Practiceverb

To teach or accustom by practice; to train.

‘In church they are taught to love God; after church they are practiced to love their neighbor.’;

Tradenoun

The business which a person has learned, and which he engages in, for procuring subsistence, or for profit; occupation; especially, mechanical employment as distinguished from the liberal arts, the learned professions, and agriculture; as, we speak of the trade of a smith, of a carpenter, or mason, but not now of the trade of a farmer, or a lawyer, or a physician.

‘Accursed usury was all his trade.’; ‘The homely, slighted, shepherd's trade.’; ‘I will instruct thee in my trade.’;

Practiceverb

To perform certain acts frequently or customarily, either for instruction, profit, or amusement; as, to practice with the broadsword or with the rifle; to practice on the piano.

Tradenoun

Instruments of any occupation.

‘The house and household goods, his trade of war.’;

Practiceverb

To learn by practice; to form a habit.

‘They shall practice how to live secure.’; ‘Practice first over yourself to reign.’;

Tradenoun

A company of men engaged in the same occupation; thus, booksellers and publishers speak of the customs of the trade, and are collectively designated as the trade.

Practiceverb

To try artifices or stratagems.

‘He will practice against thee by poison.’;

Tradenoun

The trade winds.

Practiceverb

To apply theoretical science or knowledge, esp. by way of experiment; to exercise or pursue an employment or profession, esp. that of medicine or of law.

‘[I am] little inclined to practice on others, and as little that others should practice on me.’;

Tradenoun

Refuse or rubbish from a mine.

Practicenoun

a customary way of operation or behavior;

‘it is their practice to give annual raises’; ‘they changed their dietary pattern’;

Tradeverb

To barter, or to buy and sell; to be engaged in the exchange, purchase, or sale of goods, wares, merchandise, or anything else; to traffic; to bargain; to carry on commerce as a business.

‘A free port, where nations . . . resorted with their goods and traded.’;

Practicenoun

systematic training by multiple repetitions;

‘practice makes perfect’;

Tradeverb

To buy and sell or exchange property in a single instance.

Practicenoun

translating an idea into action;

‘a hard theory to put into practice’; ‘differences between theory and praxis of communism’;

Tradeverb

To have dealings; to be concerned or associated; - usually followed by with.

‘How did you dare to trade and traffic with Macbeth?’;

Practicenoun

the exercise of a profession;

‘the practice of the law’; ‘I took over his practice when he retired’;

Tradeverb

To sell or exchange in commerce; to barter.

‘They traded the persons of men.’; ‘To dicker and to swop, to trade rifles and watches.’;

Practicenoun

knowledge of how something is usually done;

‘it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner’;

Trade

imp. of Tread.

Practiceverb

learn by repetition;

‘We drilled French verbs every day’; ‘Pianists practice scales’;

Tradenoun

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’;

Practiceverb

avail oneself to;

‘apply a principle’; ‘practice a religion’; ‘use care when going down the stairs’; ‘use your common sense’; ‘practice non-violent resistance’;

Tradenoun

people who perform a particular kind of skilled work;

‘he represented the craft of brewers’; ‘as they say in the trade’;

Practiceverb

carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions;

‘practice law’;

Tradenoun

an equal exchange;

‘we had no money so we had to live by barter’;

Practiceverb

engage in a rehearsal (of)

Tradenoun

the skilled practice of a practical occupation;

‘he learned his trade as an apprentice’;

Practicenoun

the actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method, as opposed to theories relating to it

‘the principles and practice of teaching’; ‘the recommendations proved too expensive to put into practice’;

Tradenoun

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’;

Practicenoun

the carrying out or exercise of a profession, especially that of a doctor or lawyer

‘he abandoned medical practice for the Church’;

Tradenoun

the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers;

‘even before noon there was a considerable patronage’;

Practicenoun

the business or premises of a doctor or lawyer

‘Dr Apps has a practice in Neasham Road’;

Tradenoun

steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator;

‘they rode the trade winds going west’;

Practicenoun

the customary, habitual, or expected procedure or way of doing of something

‘modern child-rearing practices’; ‘product placement is common practice in American movies’;

Tradeverb

engage in the trade of;

‘he is merchandising telephone sets’;

Practicenoun

an established method of legal procedure.

Tradeverb

turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase;

‘trade in an old car for a new one’;

Practicenoun

repeated exercise in or performance of an activity or skill so as to acquire or maintain proficiency in it

‘it must have taken a lot of practice to become so fluent’;

Tradeverb

be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions;

‘The stock traded around $20 a share’;

Practicenoun

a period of time spent practising an activity or skill

‘daily choir practices’;

Tradeverb

exchange or give (something) in exchange for

Practiceverb

US spelling of practise

Tradeverb

do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood;

‘She deals in gold’; ‘The brothers sell shoes’;

Tradeadjective

relating to or used in or intended for trade or commerce;

‘a trade fair’; ‘trade journals’; ‘trade goods’;

Tradenoun

the action of buying and selling goods and services

‘a significant increase in foreign trade’; ‘a move to ban all trade in ivory’;

Tradenoun

the practice of making one's living in business, as opposed to in a profession or from unearned income

‘the aristocratic classes were contemptuous of those in trade’;

Tradenoun

(in sport) a transfer

‘players can demand a trade after five years of service’;

Tradenoun

a job requiring manual skills and special training

‘the fundamentals of the construction trade’; ‘he's a carpenter by trade’;

Tradenoun

the people engaged in a particular area of business

‘in the trade this sort of computer is called ‘a client-based system’’;

Tradenoun

people licensed to sell alcoholic drink.

Tradenoun

a trade wind

‘the north-east trades’;

Tradeverb

buy and sell goods and services

‘middlemen trading in luxury goods’;

Tradeverb

buy or sell (a particular item or product)

‘she has traded millions of dollars' worth of metals’;

Tradeverb

(especially of shares or currency) be bought and sold at a specified price

‘the dollar was trading where it was in January’;

Tradeverb

exchange (something) for something else, typically as a commercial transaction

‘they trade mud-shark livers for fish oil’;

Tradeverb

give and receive (something, typically insults or blows)

‘they traded a few punches’;

Tradeverb

transfer (a player) to another team

‘would his behaviour cause them to trade him?’;

Trade

Trade involves the transfer of goods or services from one person or entity to another, often in exchange for money. Economists refer to a system or network that allows trade as a market.

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