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a trade agreement
▪ The administration has signed a multi-billion dollar trade agreement with Colombia.
a trade deficit (=the difference between the amount of goods a country imports and the amount it exports)
▪ Last year the country had its largest trade deficit in recent history.
a trade embargo
▪ The EU has threatened to impose a trade embargo on the US.
a trade gap (=the difference between the amount a country imports and exports)
▪ Britain’s trade gap almost doubled last month.
a trade secret (=a company or business secret)
▪ They must not betray their employer 's trust, for instance by giving away trade secrets.
a trading centre
▪ The town was a trading centre for the Romans.
balance of trade
bilateral relations/trade/agreements/negotiations etc
▪ bilateral negotiations between Israel and Syria
brisk trade
▪ The public bar was already doing a brisk trade.
cease trading/production/operations etc (=stop operating a business)
▪ The company ceased production at their Norwich plant last year.
cross-border trade/business etc
day trading
economic/trade sanctions
▪ The United Nations is considering new economic sanctions.
emissions trading
export trade
▪ Most of its export trade is with Russia.
fair trade
▪ fair trade bananas
foreign investment/trade etc
▪ Foreign competition provides consumers with a greater variety of goods.
▪ our budget for foreign aid financial help to countries in need
▪ the Chinese Foreign Minister
free trade
illicit trade
▪ the illicit trade in stolen cattle
insider trading
international trade/market/competition
peace/trade etc negotiations
▪ A new round of global trade negotiations is due to start next week.
rag trade
the cotton industry/trade
▪ The cotton industry began to boom in the 1780s.
the Department of Health/Trade/Education etc (=in a government)
▪ the U.S. Department of Agriculture
the drug trade
▪ the international drug trade
the retail trade/business
▪ a manager with twenty years’ experience in the retail business
the slave trade (=the buying and selling of slaves, especially Africans who were taken to America)
the tools (=the things I need to do my job)
▪ These books are the tools of my trade.
the tricks of the trade (=clever methods used in a particular job)
▪ a salesman who knew all the tricks of the trade
trade and industry (=producing goods, and buying and selling them)
▪ He works for the Department of Trade and Industry.
trade balance
trade barriers (=things such as taxes that make trade between countries difficult)
▪ The aim was to remove trade barriers and open up free markets.
trade deficit
trade discount
trade fair
trade figures (=showing the value of a country's exports compared to imports)
▪ Trade figures showed a slump last month.
trade gap
trade in/deal in shares (=buy and sell shares as a business)
▪ They make their money by trading in stocks and shares.
trade name
trade price
trade restrictions (=on the sale of goods between countries)
▪ Trade restrictions between the islands were removed.
trade route
▪ ancient trade routes between Europe and Asia
trade school
trade secret
▪ The Coca-Cola formula is a well-kept trade secret.
trade show
trade surplus
trade talks
▪ Trade talks between the EU and the Americans have once again collapsed.
trade union
trade wind
trade/agricultural subsidies etc
▪ international disagreement over trade subsidies
trading estate
trading partner
▪ Nigeria is our principal trading partner in Africa.
trading partner
trading post
▪ a remote trading post in the Yukon
trading/operating profit (=profit relating to a company’s normal activities)
▪ Both turnover and operating profits were lower.
world trade/economy etc
▪ the impact of the crisis on the world economy
▪ Gradually the new global masterplan is falling into place: a series of massive bilateral trade agreements are being struck.
▪ While accounting identities always hold, they say nothing about bilateral trade deficits or surpluses.
▪ The late 1940s witnessed the general operation of a system of bilateral arrangements for trade and payments.
▪ While differences over duties remain, bilateral trade continues to grow.
▪ They provided for the promotion of bilateral trade and for increased co-operation against drug trafficking.
▪ Talks centred on increasing bilateral trade and plans for a tunnel or bridge link between the two countries.
▪ Walesa's visit was also intended to boost bilateral trade and cultural exchanges.
▪ For 1991, however, bilateral trade was to be balanced and the two-way total reduced to under US$1,000 million.
▪ They have objected to the suggestion that fair trade means that their own chocolate is unfairly traded.
▪ Religious and civil power united to support a planned economy and fair trade practices.
▪ One example is the fair trade movement.
▪ Where, for example, is there even a passing reference to the benefits of fair trade?
▪ Saouma called for fair trade terms to allow developing countries to sell their agricultural products to the industrialized countries.
▪ As if it were a fair trade, she had left the gun on the coffee table next to the flowers.
▪ The first set of sales figures suggests that consumers are very responsive to this idea of fair trade.
▪ Compelling arguments for fair trade have been raised by influential spokespersons.
▪ A central government would remain in Sarajevo with responsibility for defence, foreign policy and trade.
▪ If you are involved in foreign trade, you can benefit from a foreign currency overdraft or loan.
▪ Were it not for all this foreign trade, goes the conventional wisdom, we would not have a gypsy-moth problem.
▪ Both these titles were cover-names for the department responsible for eavesdropping on foreign embassies and trade missions in London.
▪ A nation should restrict its foreign trade so that it exported more finished goods than it imported.
▪ Some countries conduct all foreign trade through state corporations which assess needs according to their current economic development programmes.
▪ This currency could be accumulated by holding, for example, the proceeds of foreign trade sold for foreign currency.
▪ A policy of free trade, rather than membership of a discriminatory trading regime, would have maximised the benefits of tariff reductions.
▪ Differing views about what free trade means aggravates the problem.
▪ A special ministerial regional free trade meeting was agreed for October.
▪ But the second-term congresswoman is also an ardent champion of free trade.
▪ Competition from the national brewers in the highly competitive free trade.
▪ In a sea power economy, vested interests are in open markets and free trade.
▪ At the second meeting, in November, they agreed to call a halt to the free trade area negotiations.
▪ The logic of the unconscious creates a free trade area for emotional transactions.
▪ All the Republicans except Buchanan support global free trade and oppose direct measures to discourage companies from moving manufacturing plants overseas.
▪ We agree that there has to be a rules-based system for governing global trade.
▪ In both cases global trade experienced inhibitions.
▪ Ensuring that San Francisco grabs a large chunk of global trade.
▪ Patrick Buchanan this week introduced an ad stressing his opposition to global free trade.
▪ Expansion of the international drug trade, exploiting the inner-urban under-class.
▪ There are big profits to be made in the international exotic bird trade.
▪ Pat Choate and I are for intelligent international trade.
▪ In international trade, however, the bill of exchange still operates in this way.
▪ Corporate finance, international trade and export development.
▪ There was also a considerable improvement in international trade through Danzig.
▪ These terms are used in the retail trade to describe a loss of profit.
▪ Little veal and calf are graded for retail trade.
▪ Even those involved in Victorian retail trade needed to be saved, perhaps as much as intellectuals and aristocrats.
▪ Wholesale and retail trade accounts for over one-quarter of the jobs in the metropolitan area.
▪ The domestic market, wholesale trade and retail trade developed rapidly.
▪ They are found in every industry, but wholesale and retail trade and services industries employ over 6 out of 10.
▪ Between 1980 and 1990 their share of total retail trade fell from 5.2% to 4.5%, according to Verdict, a retail analyst.
▪ Dry-aged beef goes to the restaurant trade; fast-aged, into retail trade.
▪ Such is the scope of what has been termed the most important trade agreement since 1948.
▪ Emerson had written that the proposed trade agreement could help improve the border environment.
▪ Gradually the new global masterplan is falling into place: a series of massive bilateral trade agreements are being struck.
▪ Buchanan successfully tapped the economic insecurity of blue-collar workers by slamming trade agreements embraced by most Republican leaders, including Dole.
▪ With this scenario, yes, the president could afford to take a more generous view of trade agreements.
▪ Current world trade agreements have become the foremost threats to democracy on earth.
▪ Unlike a trade association or informal market, an exchange is expected to carry out regulatory as well as trading functions.
▪ No other trade association is subject to such stringent rules, a tobacco industry spokesman said.
▪ The trade association for driving instructors might also be able to supply details of the experience of other new driving instructors.
▪ In-line skating and hockey are two of the fastest-growing sports in the country, trade associations report.
▪ The obvious possibility is for their trade associations to play a role on their behalf.
▪ A lay person would appear to be able to do little in this direction, except perhaps check with local trade associations.
▪ Standardization of contracts is typically unilateral, being devised by particular contracting parties or their trade associations.
▪ The trade balance in 1989 showed a deficit of US$282,000,000.
▪ The numbers are preliminary until the government unveils its official trade balance results for December on Feb. 8.
▪ The trade balance was reported as a deficit of US$3,230 million.
▪ The trade balance figures exclude sales of ships and oil rigs.
▪ The trade balance measures the flow of goods in and out of the country.
▪ Repeated statements to this effect at previous summits had been followed by inaction and the continuation of intra-community trade barriers.
▪ The sugar program works by limiting domestic production and erecting trade barriers that keep the price of imported sugar high.
▪ As a non-GATT member its goods generally faced higher tariffs and other trade barriers in world markets.
▪ Running counter to mainstream Republican thinking, he is calling for tariffs and new trade barriers to protect jobs.
▪ It also prevents the types of trade barriers which provide opportunities for corruption.
▪ The developing countries are pressed to eliminate trade barriers, which can lead to local producers being undermined by cheaper imports.
▪ Their experts wasted no time in cutting trade barriers, limiting government subsidies and selling off state industries.
▪ Unfortunately, their trade barriers are such that nobody can get inside and buy anything.
▪ The double digit inflation and growing trade deficit were the government's most difficult economic problems.
▪ The trade deficit will grow, pushing the peso down, which will raise inflation.
▪ Figure 8-2 shows the size of the trade deficit by industry group.
▪ Despite the increase in exports, the overall trade deficit rose S$4,900 million to S$14,600 million in 1990.
▪ No country, not even one as big as the United States, can run a trade deficit for ever.
▪ One week I failed to turn in an essay on the trade deficit.
▪ At some point the United States will lose its ability to finance its trade deficit.
▪ Since the crew of the ship were not directly involved, the owners argued that there was no trade dispute.
▪ Both countries have a stake in using the World Trade Organization and in not allowing trade disputes to poison bilateral relations.
▪ By the Employment Act 1982 the definition of a trade dispute is narrowed.
▪ The first would demonstrably be a political strike and the second would hardly be a trade dispute.
▪ Industrial relations Under the Industrial Courts Act of 1919 the minister may set up a court of enquiry into a trade dispute.
▪ Expansion of the international drug trade, exploiting the inner-urban under-class.
▪ But investigators said there was no immediate indication the killings were related to the drug trade.
▪ Early successes in the drug trade mean that Harry can underwrite Marion's attempts to become a fashion designer.
▪ At the same time, the two sides have engaged in talks on jointly combating the drug trade.
▪ He's up to his black eyeballs in the drug trade.
▪ Consider the school principal who discovers students wearing beepers to stay in contact with their superiors in the drug trade.
▪ In view of this, the drugs trade looks like a Godsend.
▪ Experts disagree about the extent of the expansion of Tupac Amaru and Sendero Luminoso into the drug trade.
▪ That cooperation was crucial for the Clinton administration to win congressional support to lift a wartime trade embargo and normalize diplomatic relations.
▪ Many officials in Hanoi had hoped the lifting of the trade embargo in February 1994 would lead to quicker economic gain.
▪ There is no United Kingdom trade embargo.
▪ They are meant to plug the gaps in the trade embargo that has been in force for almost a year.
▪ Economists surveyed by Bloomberg Business News projected the trade gap to come in at $ 7. 1 billion.
▪ There was brighter news on the trade front for Britain yesterday, with a £766 million cut in the trade gap.
▪ The narrowing trade gap means that growth in the fourth quarter could be better than expected, said analysts.
▪ He said yesterday his first priorities would be to tackle inflation and the widening trade gap.
▪ The trade gap widened by 3. 4 percent to $ 10. 36 billion, the highest in seven months.
▪ The Government has no little interest in this as the negative food trade gap is about £5.7 billion.
▪ Devaluation would also help narrow our trade gap.
▪ Maldon salt is a trade name for sea salt from the many inlets on the Essex coast.
▪ Michael has been approved for a new drug, clozapine, often referred to by the trade name, Clozaril.
▪ Further investigation showed that it had a large number of actions: so large that the trade name Largactil was coined.
▪ Barneys said the two parties could not reach agreement on financing, royalties and trade name issues.
▪ Sterling Winthrop. which markets paracetamol under the trade name Panadol, says that an application for a product licence is imminent.
▪ Trade names A well-known trade name often helps to sell a product.
▪ Olestrathe trade name is Oleanis unlike any other fake food ever invented.
▪ Such difficulties of determining the impact and the timing of adjustment make generalisations about trade policies elusive.
▪ If Pat Buchanan has a beef with trade policy, Iowa is a strange place to press his protectionist case.
▪ This is a familiar point: trade balances are determined by macroeconomic factors, not by trade policy.
▪ The prepared texts of speeches by Mr Clinton and Mr Bush on trade policy are indistinguishable from each other.
▪ However the consequences for employment remained the most ambiguous, especially in the absence of a comprehensive external trade policy.
▪ He interested himself in fiscal, banking, and trade policy.
▪ How do members of the administration themselves think trade policy has changed?
▪ First, he said, the administration was more actively engaged in trade policy than the Bush people used to be.
▪ Its power continued till the fifteenth century, after which it declined in face of competition from new trade routes opening up.
▪ Battles over access to shipping lanes and trade routes are commonplace, and piracy returns in modern trappings.
▪ The king's highway, an important trade route, ran down the eastern plateau.
▪ We will see how the mummies occupied the midpoint of the most important overland trade route in Eurasian history.
▪ Even in the neolithic period, a skein of east-west trade routes was established across the Aegean.
▪ After the Middle Ages, trade routes changed and the island lost its importance.
▪ The city lies on the main trade route between the Reikland and lands further west, and the Kislevites to the north.
▪ It is no wonder that the United States keeps such a large navy patrolling the trade routes of the world.
▪ A more ambitious bill that would have ended virtually all trade sanctions was voted down earlier in the same house debate.
▪ Only those manufacturing steps that involve trade secrets are kept in-house.
▪ The 75 undisclosed classified documents include trade secrets obtained from companies that asked them to be kept confidential.
▪ He says they're trade secrets and Jaws is just a trout compared to a Zander.
▪ Can you stop them taking your trade secrets or your customers with them when they leave?
▪ It might cover secret processes and trade secrets. 5.
▪ Confidential information Every company has confidential information and trade secrets.
▪ The task force will concentrate on rooting out theft of trade secrets and high-tech components, particularly integrated circuits.
▪ I was tempted through the doors of the trade show.
▪ Tickets to the trade show are $ 20 for two days' entry.
▪ He meets with company executives, attends trade shows, and talks with large investors such as pension funds.
▪ Its price at a Chicago trade show was $ 2, 000.
▪ The stage was in the center of the 1, 200-acre trade show that rotates annually between Iowa, Illinois and Indiana.
▪ Initial efforts will include training, collateral, trade shows and industry exhibits.
▪ You've dragged me along to all your trade shows and staff socials over the years.
▪ Analogies with the slave trade and slavery and the movement against them were apparent to such reformers.
▪ So, despite the great depredations of the slave trade, there was demographic growth.
▪ Such activities were by no means limited to the slave trade.
▪ As the number of blacks increased alarmingly in the colonies, some southern colonists made efforts to control the slave trade.
▪ Equally parliamentarians spoke of cruelty, inhumanity and tyranny as features of the slave trade and slavery, often providing vivid examples.
▪ Slavery and the slave trade, however, denied self-love to the slave, provoking permanent discontent and possible rebellion.
▪ Profits from the slave trade were invested in banking, insurance and industry, Williams showed.
▪ It will try to do so by explaining the nature and future of the country's trade surplus.
▪ The trade surplus is more than $ 65 billion.
▪ In fact, our trade surplus in Scotch is three times greater than our trade surplus in oil.
▪ That compares with a $ 18. 5 billion trade surplus the year before.
▪ Neither Bradford nor Birmingham regrets entering the tourist trade - the industry waits with bated breath to see how Swindon fares.
▪ They say so-called home improvements can kill off the tourist trade.
▪ But environmentalists have long claimed that the scheme has been underfunded, badly run and above all exploited by the tourist trade.
▪ The tourist trade depends too much on the cocked hat.
▪ And with it, the sudden fear of what it could do to the tourist trade.
▪ This will do no good for Amsterdam's tourist trade and London will be wetter than average for the time of year.
▪ This still, however, gives the island a quality tourist trade.
▪ The tourist trade was practically non-existent and Reid's Hotel was closed during the War.
▪ In others regional representatives of the trade unions have been similarly involved.
▪ At the demand of trade unions, all salaries are paid directly into workers' bank accounts.
▪ The research also examines the perception and evaluation of health and safety problems and goals by trade union representatives.
▪ It is therefore necessary to include the personnel manager and a trade union representative in the systems planning team.
▪ He liked all the things Hayek loathed: social protection, trade unions, welfare states, curbs on finance.
▪ The two trade union confederations undertook to refrain from general strikes in return for minimum wage and unemployment benefit guarantees.
▪ It further calls for discussion within the trade union movement on this question, with a view to dispelling the myths that surround homosexuality.
▪ Student activity and the resurgence of trade unionism, already discussed, were obvious facets of thus new version of steadfastness.
▪ But his concern for profit margins kept wage levels low and he was intensely suspicious of trade unionism.
▪ Did unemployment, economic depression and the General Strike reduce trade unionism to a pitiful weakness?
▪ He has spent his life campaigning for free trade unionism and free votes.
▪ Later in the century the open villages were also centres of nonconformism and trade unionism.
▪ There is a clear realisation that attempting to export western trade unionism to the East would be futile.
▪ The decline in trade unionism is particularly significant here.
▪ Their functional link severed, Co-operation and trade unionism went on separately to join the system they could not defeat.
▪ Meanwhile, he was making friends of working men and trade unionists, and devoting himself to educational work.
▪ Teachers welcome the involvement of trade unionists during the briefing of young people going out on Work Experience.
▪ Thus there should be representation from education, employers, trade unionists, parents and community organisations.
▪ There was much euphoria among trade unionists.
▪ Further, not all trade unionists support the Labour Party.
▪ Modern trade unionists negotiating these win-win deals deserve more encouragement.
▪ The examples above have already indicated this: politicians, officials, even trade unionists, work closely with journalists.
▪ Both Tawney and Matthews saw education for trade unionists as a growth point of great potential.
▪ Unless there is complete agreement, there is no agreement at all and there will be a worldwide trade war.
▪ But trade war fears continued to undermine brewers with Guinness down 6p to 510p.
▪ Nevertheless, the danger of a tax trade war remains.
▪ Second, we have seen off the threat of a world trade war which would have destroyed any hope of economic recovery.
▪ They said Mr Major was deeply concerned as a trade war loomed large.
▪ And without it, a trade war could devastate already shaky world economies.
▪ Business investment rose 11%, while world trade expanded by 9.3 the fastest this decade.
▪ Instead of world trade, they fought over whether employers should be allowed to set up their own unions.
▪ Countries can have either a small or large share of world trade.
▪ Indeed, it is arguable that the different speeds of financial liberalisation are a prime cause of world trade and savings imbalances.
▪ Britain invented world trade when we had an empire 100 or 200 years ago.
▪ Current world trade agreements have become the foremost threats to democracy on earth.
▪ Debates on world trade are becoming polarised.
▪ He joined Anglo in 1968, learning the mining trade in the firm's diamond, gold and uranium divisions.
▪ I was learning Hugh's trade, and helping my granny with her flower stall at the harbour.
▪ He tried hard to wean them away from crime by persuading them to learn a trade instead.
▪ She had joined a world-famous company, learning her trade well until finally starting her own business.
▪ He has always played at being the happiest guy on earth, because he learned that the first trade is the hardest.
▪ Graham knows his defender should be learning his trade by the occasional appearance in a winning team to breed confidence.
▪ I started to learn a trade so many times, and never finished.
▪ But it is up front where the experts ply their trade and both Ian Wright and Les Ferdinand are bouncing with confidence.
▪ She is only plying her trade.
▪ There was Captain Show, a seemingly respectable ex-army man, who plied his trade around the Sunningdale area of the moor.
▪ They travel all over the world plying their peculiar trade.
▪ On Saturday and Sunday evenings, Pol went out to ply the trade that was never discussed between the two women.
▪ He prospered in this country, plying a uniquely leisure-class trade, and then expressed petty contempt for his hosts.
▪ Complaints Police have received scores of complaints about dealers openly plying their trade in front of small children on street corners.
▪ Tom was not the only preacher plying his trade that day.
East-West relations/trade etc
allied industries/organizations/trades etc
▪ The site now employs about 7,000 people directly, although many more are involved in allied industries or in ongoing construction projects.
book/antiques/craft/trade etc fair
▪ Antiques Fair, Social Centre, Yarm.
▪ Attractions include over 100 trade stands, refreshment tents and licensed bars, caravan site and craft fair.
▪ Champagne was also prospering during this time from the great trade fairs.
▪ Chartwell Travel is offering discounted air fares to the Frankfurt Book Fair from £108 return.
▪ Eighty countries plan to attend the Baghdad trade fair in November.
▪ Running alongside was a trade fair.
▪ Then, on the third day, he would be a guest at a trade fair held in New Jersey.
do a roaring trade (in sth)
follow a profession/trade/way of life etc
invisible earnings/exports/trade etc
▪ Moreover, the major source of under-recording on the balance of payments up to 1949 was invisible trade.
▪ On this basis, Britain was the world's biggest generator of invisible earnings, and has probably remained so this year.
▪ Such earnings are little appreciated outside the specialist areas of business such as finance and insurance which directly contribute to invisible earnings.
▪ There were probably invisible exports too: exports of technical skill and artistry, exports of medicine and magic.
▪ This has been undesirable, but not of critical importance because our income from invisible exports has made good the difference.
▪ Trade gap narrows despite cut in invisible earnings.
ply for hire/trade
▪ A two-in-hand waiting opposite, which Lefevre had assumed to be plying for hire, trotted sedately up to the stage door.
ply your trade
▪ A number of drug dealers ply their trade in the park.
▪ But it is up front where the experts ply their trade and both Ian Wright and Les Ferdinand are bouncing with confidence.
▪ But then, as a free agent, he must have a warm climate in which to ply his trade.
▪ Complaints Police have received scores of complaints about dealers openly plying their trade in front of small children on street corners.
▪ In earlier days a lady barber plied her trade here, Belle Kendal by name.
▪ She is only plying her trade.
▪ There was Captain Show, a seemingly respectable ex-army man, who plied his trade around the Sunningdale area of the moor.
▪ Tom was not the only preacher plying his trade that day.
the rag trade
▪ After agriculture, overseas trade accounts for the largest portion of the economy.
▪ His father had been a bricklayer by trade.
▪ Most of the men had worked in skilled trades such as carpentry or printing.
▪ New agreements will increase trade between the two countries.
▪ South Korea and Japan have signed an important trade agreement.
▪ Strong exports of services helped the overall balance of trade.
▪ The trade deficit with China remains high.
▪ The trade in data processing between countries is likely to grow faster than the trade in goods.
▪ The introduction of the Euro should make trade between European countries much easier.
▪ The U.S. has maintained a trade embargo against Cuba since 1962.
▪ The war has created favorable conditions for the illegal arms trade.
▪ Young men and women can learn a trade in the military.
▪ Most had not previously been covered by a trade union unemployment scheme.
▪ So it was that the trade emulated this sliding scale system for the populace at large.
▪ The free trade zone failed in various incarnations, and investment has been only sporadic.
▪ The repression against members of the party, the trade union movement and other progressive organizations increased.
▪ The Wizards could make more trades that could alter their salary cap structure and the makeup of the team.
▪ This was in line with the Government's legislation aimed at preventing militancy in trade unions.
▪ Also investment trust shares may be less marketable or liquid than others, as they are not actively traded by institutional investors.
▪ The stock also topped the list of most actively traded issues on the Tokyo exchange with 13. 28 million shares traded.
▪ Dell Computer and chipmaker Intel were both off sharply as the most actively traded Nasdaq issues.
▪ Their shares were actively traded from Boston to San Francisco; indeed, theirs and virtually none others.
▪ PepsiCo was the most actively traded stock on the New York Stock Exchange.
▪ The Bel20 Index of most actively traded stocks has climbed 4. 4 percent this year to a record.
▪ Eaton said large institutional investors today are putting more pressure on publicly traded companies to increase their returns.
▪ Banca di Roma and Techint will launch an offer for the 16 % of Dalmine that is publicly traded.
▪ The exact stake depends on the market capitalization of the company when it begins publicly trading.
▪ The predecessor company split into three publicly traded stocks in December 1995, concentrating on insurance, industrial businesses and entertainment.
▪ The other 49 percent of Fokker is publicly traded.
▪ Nippon Housing and Daiichi Housing are the only housing lenders whose stock is publicly traded.
▪ That year he and his partners created the Electrical Development Company as a publicly traded stock company.
▪ Many stocks traded at bloated prices.
▪ A cluster of ex-dividend stocks trading without the benefit of dividend payments helped keep dealing subdued.
▪ The stock is thinly traded, meaning that price swings can be dizzying.
▪ Nippon Housing and Daiichi Housing are the only housing lenders whose stock is publicly traded.
▪ When he wrote that article, the stock traded between 3 1 / 8 and 2 1 / 2.
▪ Further, the bigger the tigers, the more volume; that is, the more the stock is traded.
▪ The council wrote to warn infringing traders some of whom ceased to trade on Sundays as a result of the warnings.
▪ The arrangement ended on 1 January when the Soviet Union ceased trading with its former allies on a convertible rouble basis.
▪ Unfortunately Carrera have been experiencing financial difficulties and ceased trading.
▪ If remedial action is not forthcoming we would cease trading with them.
▪ The other butcher thought to be involved ceased trading in 1989.
▪ Of those individuals that cease trading, half enter full-time employment, further education or training programmes.
▪ Under the Celuform scheme, the Company guarantees that faulty workmanship and materials is put right even if the installer has ceased trading.
East-West relations/trade etc
allied industries/organizations/trades etc
▪ The site now employs about 7,000 people directly, although many more are involved in allied industries or in ongoing construction projects.
book/antiques/craft/trade etc fair
▪ Antiques Fair, Social Centre, Yarm.
▪ Attractions include over 100 trade stands, refreshment tents and licensed bars, caravan site and craft fair.
▪ Champagne was also prospering during this time from the great trade fairs.
▪ Chartwell Travel is offering discounted air fares to the Frankfurt Book Fair from £108 return.
▪ Eighty countries plan to attend the Baghdad trade fair in November.
▪ Running alongside was a trade fair.
▪ Then, on the third day, he would be a guest at a trade fair held in New Jersey.
do a roaring trade (in sth)
invisible earnings/exports/trade etc
▪ Moreover, the major source of under-recording on the balance of payments up to 1949 was invisible trade.
▪ On this basis, Britain was the world's biggest generator of invisible earnings, and has probably remained so this year.
▪ Such earnings are little appreciated outside the specialist areas of business such as finance and insurance which directly contribute to invisible earnings.
▪ There were probably invisible exports too: exports of technical skill and artistry, exports of medicine and magic.
▪ This has been undesirable, but not of critical importance because our income from invisible exports has made good the difference.
▪ Trade gap narrows despite cut in invisible earnings.
the rag trade
▪ "What do you have for lunch, a peanut butter sandwich?" "Want to trade?"
▪ I'll trade you my baseball for those two cars.
▪ Japan is one of our major trading partners.
▪ Over a million shares were traded during the day.
▪ The debating chamber is often simply used as a platform for trading verbal abuse.
▪ The two nations have not traded with each other for over 30 years.
▪ The West is accused of trading weapons for hostages.
▪ We liked each other's clothes, so we traded.
▪ Ellis was trapped after Liverpool trading standards officers, posing as dealers, smashed a nationwide network of underground sellers.
▪ How far depended on a firm's skills at trading for its own account.
▪ That rule calls for a one-hour trading halt if the industrial average ever falls 250 points.
▪ There was always a difficulty in obtaining enough currency, a major barrier to trading with the west.
▪ They were trading 31 lower at 1, 035 earlier today.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Trade \Trade\, n. [Formerly, a path, OE. tred a footmark. See Tread, n. & v.]

  1. A track; a trail; a way; a path; also, passage; travel; resort. [Obs.]

    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' feet May hourly trample on their sovereign's head.

  2. Course; custom; practice; occupation; employment. [Obs.] ``The right trade of religion.''

    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.

  3. Business of any kind; matter of mutual consideration; affair; dealing. [Obs.]

    Have you any further trade with us?

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

    Note: Trade comprehends every species of exchange or dealing, either in the produce of land, in manufactures, in bills, or in money; but it is chiefly used to denote the barter or purchase and sale of goods, wares, and merchandise, either by wholesale or retail. Trade is either foreign or domestic. Foreign trade consists in the exportation and importation of goods, or the exchange of the commodities of different countries. Domestic, or home, trade is the exchange, or buying and selling, of goods within a country. Trade is also by the wholesale, that is, by the package or in large quantities, generally to be sold again, or it is by retail, or in small parcels. The carrying trade is the business of transporting commodities from one country to another, or between places in the same country, by land or water.

  5. 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.

  6. Instruments of any occupation. [Obs.]

    The house and household goods, his trade of war.

  7. 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.

  8. pl. The trade winds.

  9. Refuse or rubbish from a mine. [Prov. Eng.]

    Syn: Profession; occupation; office; calling; avocation; employment; commerce; dealing; traffic.

    Board of trade. See under Board.

    Trade dollar. See under Dollar.

    Trade price, the price at which goods are sold to members of the same trade, or by wholesale dealers to retailers.

    Trade sale, an auction by and for the trade, especially that of the booksellers.

    Trade wind, a wind in the torrid zone, and often a little beyond at, which blows from the same quarter throughout the year, except when affected by local causes; -- so called because of its usefulness to navigators, and hence to trade.

    Note: The general direction of the trade winds is from N. E. to S. W. on the north side of the equator, and from S. E. to N. W. on the south side of the equator. They are produced by the joint effect of the rotation of the earth and the movement of the air from the polar toward the equatorial regions, to supply the vacancy caused by heating, rarefaction, and consequent ascent of the air in the latter regions. The trade winds are principally limited to two belts in the tropical regions, one on each side of the equator, and separated by a belt which is characterized by calms or variable weather.


Trade \Trade\, obs. imp. of Tread.


Trade \Trade\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Traded; p. pr. & vb. n. Trading.]

  1. 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.

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

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

    How did you dare to trade and traffic with Macbeth?


Trade \Trade\, v. t. To sell or exchange in commerce; to barter.

They traded the persons of men.
--Ezek. xxvii. 13.

To dicker and to swop, to trade rifles and watches.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "path, track, course of action," introduced by the Hanse merchants, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German trade "track, course" (probably originally of a ship), cognate with Old English tredan (see tread (v.)).\n

\nSense of "one's habitual business" (1540s) developed from the notion of "way, course, manner of life" (mid-15c.); sense of "buying and selling, exchange of commodities" is from 1550s. Meaning "act of trading" is from 1829. Trade-name is from 1821; trade-route is from 1873; trade-war is from 1899. Trade union is attested from 1831. Trade wind (1640s) has nothing to do with commerce, but preserves the obsolete sense of "in a habitual or regular course."


1540s, "to tread a path," from trade (n.). Meaning "to occupy oneself (in something)" is recorded from c.1600. Meaning "to barter" is by 1793. The U.S. sports team sense of "to exchange one player for another" is attested from 1899. Related: Traded; trading. To trade down is attested from 1942; trade up from 1959. Trade places "exchange situations" is from 1917. Trading post is recorded from 1796. Trading stamp, given by merchants and exchangeable for goods, is from 1897.


n. 1 (context uncountable English) Buying and selling of goods and services on a market. 2 (context countable English) A particular instance of buying or selling. 3 (context countable English) An instance of bartering items in exchange for one another. 4 (context countable English) Those who perform a particular kind of skilled work. 5 (context countable English) Those engaged in an industry or group of related industries. 6 (context countable English) The skilled practice of a practical occupation. vb. 1 To engage in trade 2 To be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions. 3 To give (something) in exchange for. 4 To do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood. 5 To have dealings; to be concerned or associated (with).

  1. v. engage in the trade of; "he is merchandising telephone sets" [syn: merchandise]

  2. turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase; "trade in an old car for a new one" [syn: trade in]

  3. be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions; "The stock traded around $20 a share"

  4. exchange or give (something) in exchange for [syn: swap, swop, switch]

  5. do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes" [syn: deal, sell]


adj. relating to or used in or intended for trade or commerce; "a trade fair"; "trade journals"; "trade goods" [syn: trade(a)]

  1. n. 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. people who perform a particular kind of skilled work; "he represented the craft of brewers"; "as they say in the trade" [syn: craft]

  3. an equal exchange; "we had no money so we had to live by barter" [syn: barter, swap, swop]

  4. the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice" [syn: craft]

  5. 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" [syn: deal, business deal]

  6. the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers; "even before noon there was a considerable patronage" [syn: patronage]

  7. steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator; "they rode the trade winds going west" [syn: trade wind]


Trade, or commerce, involves the transfer of the ownership of goods or services, from one person or entity to another, in exchange for money, goods or services. A network that allows trade is called a market.

The original form of trade, barter, saw the direct exchange of goods and services for other goods and services. Barter is trading things without the use of money. Later one side of the barter started to involve precious metals, which gained symbolic as well as practical importance. Modern traders generally negotiate through a medium of exchange, such as money. As a result, buying can be separated from selling, or earning. The invention of money (and later credit, paper money and non-physical money) greatly simplified and promoted trade. Trade between two traders is called bilateral trade, while trade between more than two traders is called multilateral trade.

Trade exists due to the specialization and division of labor, in which most people concentrate on a small aspect of production, trading for other products. Trade exists between regions because different regions may have a comparative advantage (perceived or real) in the production of some trade-able commodity, or because different regions' size may encourage mass production. As such, trade at market prices between locations can benefit both locations.

Retail trade consists of the sale of goods or merchandise from a very fixed location, such as a department store, boutique or kiosk, online or by mail, in small or individual lots for direct consumption or use by the purchaser. Wholesale trade is defined as the sale of goods that are sold as merchandise to retailers, and/or industrial, commercial, institutional, or other professional business users, or to other wholesalers and related subordinated services.

Trade (nightclub)

Trade was a highly successful, pioneering and influential gay nightclub started in 1990 by Laurence Malice. Trade was unlike any other club at the time as it opened from 3am until 1pm on Sundays at Turnmills, Clerkenwell Road, London. The club was touted as "the original all night bender". The door policy was firm but fair: "You don't have to be gay or a member to get in, but your attitude and look will count".

Trade (film)

Trade is a 2007 American drama film directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner and starring Kevin Kline. It was produced by Roland Emmerich and Rosilyn Heller. The film premiered January 23, 2007 at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and opened in limited release on September 28, 2007. It is based on Peter Landesman's article "The Girls Next Door" about sex slaves, which was featured as the cover story in the January 24, 2004 issue of The New York Times Magazine.

Trade (sports)

In North American professional sports, a trade is a sports league transaction involving an exchange of players' contracts or draft picks between sports clubs. Cash is another commodity that may be packaged together with contracts or draft picks to complete a trade. Typically, trades are completed between two clubs, but there are instances where trades are consummated among three or more clubs.

Trade (gallery)

Trade is an artist run initiative based in Nottingham, UK that has been running since 2008. Trade is curated by the artist Bruce Asbestos and Trade exhibits a range of artworks from performance to sculpture and artists video. The Trade gallery website also has podcast interviews with artists.

Trade (disambiguation)

Trade is the voluntary exchange of goods, services, or both.

Trade or Trading may also refer to:

  • Trade (financial instrument), buying and selling of financial instruments
  • Trade (occupation), a particular occupation or profession requiring a particular skill or craft
  • Trade wind, a pattern of wind found in bands around the Earth's equatorial region (from the obsolete use of the word to mean path or track)
  • Trade (gay slang), the straight partner of a gay man
  • Trade (nightclub), a gay nightclub in London
  • Trade (film), a 2007 film produced by Roland Emmerich and Rosilyn Heller
  • Trade (sports), a sports league transaction involving an exchange of players' contracts and/or draft picks between teams
  • Trade paperback (comics), a collection of stories originally published in comic books
  • Trade, Tennessee, an unincorporated community in eastern Tennessee
  • Trades, Rhône, commune in France
  • The Trades, American news aggregation website
Trade (gay slang)

Trade (also known as Chow) is a gay slang term originating from Polari and refers to the (usually) casual partner of a gay man or to the genre of such pairings. Men falling in the category of "trade" are not gay-identified. Historically the motivations may at times include a desire for emotional fulfillment and admiration, but the term often refers to a straight man who partners with a gay man for economic benefit, either through a direct cash payment or through other, more subtle means (gifts, tuition payments, etc.). Trade originally referred to casual sex partners, regardless of sexuality as many gay and bisexual men were closeted, but evolved to imply the gay partner is comparatively wealthy and the partner who is trade is economically deprived. Examples of this include wealthy Englishmen finding partners among deprived Cockneys in 1930s London; traveling men finding partners in places such as Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Bangkok, Thailand and locals picking up military personnel who are generally seen as being physically appealing and eager for extra income or benefits.

More modern usage has centered on any casual sexual encounter between men, and as an adjective to refer to any male considered masculine and/or sexually appealing.

Trade (financial instrument)

In finance, a trade is an exchange of a security ( stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, derivatives or any valuable financial instrument) for "cash", typically a short-dated promise to pay in the currency of the country where the ' exchange' is located. The price at which a financial instrument is traded, is determined by the supply and demand for that financial instrument.

Securities trade life cycle
  1. Order initiation and execution. ( Front office function)
  2. Risk management and order routing. ( Middle office function)
  3. Order matching and conversion into trade. ( Front office function)
  4. Affirmation and confirmation. ( back office function)
  5. Clearing and Settlement. ( back office function)

Usage examples of "trade".

Ottomans and center of the silk trade, its quiet, declining streets abloom with minarets and cypress trees.

Zinora is truly denied trade with the Windlorn Isles by hostile aborigines, then its fortunes will greatly decline.

The laws which excuse, on any occasions, the ignorance of their subjects, confess their own imperfections: the civil jurisprudence, as it was abridged by Justinian, still continued a mysterious science, and a profitable trade, and the innate perplexity of the study was involved in tenfold darkness by the private industry of the practitioners.

This is very cheap, and it is a great abridgment of the sacred right of self-government to hang men for engaging in this profitable trade.

Congress States were entitled to enact legislation adapted to the local needs of interstate and foreign commerce, that a pilotage law was of this description, and was, accordingly, constitutionally applicable until Congress acted to the contrary to vessels engaged in the coasting trade.

The house having addressed the king for a particular and distinct account of the distribution of two hundred and fifty thousand pounds, charged to have been issued for securing the trade and navigation of the kingdom, and preserving and restoring the peace of Europe, he declined granting their request, but signified in general that part of the money had been issued and disbursed by his late majesty, and the remainder by himself, for carrying on the same necessary services, which required the greatest secrecy.

The objects of tile Institute were the advancement and propagation of information in Egypt, and the study and publication of all facts relating to the natural history, trade, and antiquities of that ancient country.

The relation- ship between editorial and advertising is much closer in trade publishing than it is in consumer circles.

But Europe by the thirteenth century, say, boasted great cities, thriving agriculture and trade, sophisticated government and legal systems.

Trade was hampered by widespread piracy, agriculture was so inefficient that the population was never fed adequately, the name exchequer emerged to describe the royal treasury because the officials were so deficient in arithmetic they were forced to use a chequered cloth as a kind of abacus when making calculations.

The rival view was that true riches lay in trade, agriculture and industry, where wealth was truly earned and productively used.

Britain involved in agriculture, there were well over a million in trade and manufacturing and this number was increasing dramatically.

But in the South, where Negro labor is plenty and agriculture is the chief occupation, the Negro will always have a practical monopoly, and his opportunities in all the trades in the North, as well as in the South, will increase in proportion as he becomes an educated, thrifty, law-abiding land-owner.

Professional, Agriculture, trade and transportation, manufactures and personal service.

This concession to the agriculturists gave great offence to those who advocated free trade.