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Trade vs. Barter

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Tradenoun

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

Barternoun

An exchange of goods or services without the use of money.

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

Tradenoun

(countable) A particular instance of buying or selling.

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

Barternoun

The goods or services used in such an exchange.

‘The man used his watch as barter to pay for his tab.’;

Tradenoun

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

Barterverb

To exchange goods or services without involving money.

‘She bartered a bonsai for one of the rare books in my library.’; ‘You may be able to barter for some of the items you need at the local market.’;

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Tradenoun

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

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

Barterverb

To traffic or trade, by exchanging one commodity for another, in distinction from a sale and purchase, in which money is paid for the commodities transferred; to truck.

Tradenoun

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

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

Barterverb

To trade or exchange in the way of barter; to exchange (frequently for an unworthy consideration); to traffic; to truck; - sometimes followed by away; as, to barter away goods or honor.

Tradenoun

(countable) The skilled practice of a practical occupation.

‘He learned his trade as an apprentice.’;

Barternoun

The act or practice of trafficking by exchange of commodities; an exchange of goods.

‘The spirit of huckstering and barter.’;

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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.’;

Barternoun

The thing given in exchange.

Tradenoun

The business given to a commercial establishment by its customers.

‘Even before noon there was considerable trade.’;

Barternoun

an equal exchange;

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

Tradenoun

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

‘They rode the trades going west.’;

Barterverb

exchange goods without involving money

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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.’;

Barterverb

exchange (goods or services) for other goods or services without using money

‘he often bartered a meal for drawings’; ‘they were able to buy or barter for most of what they needed’;

Tradenoun

A brief sexual encounter.

‘Josh picked up some trade last night.’;

Barternoun

the action or system of bartering

‘paper money ceases to have any value and people resort to barter’;

Tradenoun

Instruments of any occupation.

Barternoun

goods or services used in bartering

‘I took a supply of coffee and cigarettes to use as barter’;

Tradenoun

(mining) Refuse or rubbish from a mine.

Barter

In trade, barter (derived from baretor) is a system of exchange in which participants in a transaction directly exchange goods or services for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange, such as money. Economists distinguish barter from gift economies in many ways; barter, for example, features immediate reciprocal exchange, not one delayed in time.

Tradenoun

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

Tradenoun

(obsolete) Course; custom; practice; occupation.

Tradeverb

(intransitive) To engage in trade

‘This company trades in precious metal.’;

Tradeverb

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

Tradeverb

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

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

Tradeverb

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

Tradeverb

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

Tradeverb

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

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.’;

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.’;

Tradenoun

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

‘Have you any further trade with us?’;

Tradenoun

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

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.’;

Tradenoun

Instruments of any occupation.

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

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.

Tradenoun

The trade winds.

Tradenoun

Refuse or rubbish from a mine.

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.’;

Tradeverb

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

Tradeverb

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

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

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.’;

Trade

imp. of Tread.

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’;

Tradenoun

people who perform a particular kind of skilled work;

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

Tradenoun

an equal exchange;

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

Tradenoun

the skilled practice of a practical occupation;

‘he learned his trade as an apprentice’;

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’;

Tradenoun

the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers;

‘even before noon there was a considerable patronage’;

Tradenoun

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

‘they rode the trade winds going west’;

Tradeverb

engage in the trade of;

‘he is merchandising telephone sets’;

Tradeverb

turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase;

‘trade in an old car for a new one’;

Tradeverb

be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions;

‘The stock traded around $20 a share’;

Tradeverb

exchange or give (something) in exchange for

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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