trade

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trade is part of the Basic English 850.
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trade is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
trade

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
trade

Third-person singular
trades

Past tense
traded

Past participle
traded

Present participle
trading

People trading fur for other things
How much trade in Argentina
  1. When two people trade, one gives something to the other and the other gives something to the first one. They make an exchange. Sometimes money is one of the things.


Noun[change]

Singular
trade

Plural
trades

  1. (uncountable) Trade is the buying and selling of goods.
    Trade between Canada and the US is at its highest level in years.
  2. (countable) A trade is the act of trading.
    I think I made a good trade.
  3. (countable) A trade is a job that needs a special skill to do.
    The carpenters trade involves making things from wood.
    He went to trade school to become a plumber.