trading

Definitions

  • Trade pictograph
    Trade pictograph
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trading buying or selling securities or commodities
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Trade. Dakota Trade. Dakota
Settlers trading with the Indians—bartering casting counters and other trade goods for furs. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) Settlers trading with the Indians—bartering casting counters and other trade goods for furs. (Conjectural sketch by...
Brass casting counters excavated on Jamestown Island. Many were made in Germany before 1575 for use by merchants on counting boards. In the New World they were used for the Indian trade Brass casting counters excavated on Jamestown Island. Many were made in Germany before 1575 for use by merchants on...
A few objects unearthed at Jamestown which were used for trading with the Indians. Shown are glass beads, scissors, iron knives, a hatchet, and bell fragments A few objects unearthed at Jamestown which were used for trading with the Indians. Shown are glass beads, scissors,...
Cost What They Will, Trade With Me--4-07-420 Cost What They Will, Trade With Me--4-07-420
A PROFITABLE HORSE TRADE A PROFITABLE HORSE TRADE
DECIDING A HORSE TRADE DECIDING A HORSE TRADE
The Overture for Trade. 144 The Overture for Trade. 144

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Before the fur trade had started in Canada, it was estimated that there were over 6 million beavers
    • Trading Carrying on trade or commerce; engaged in trade; as, a trading company.
    • Trading Frequented by traders. "They on the trading flood."
    • Trading Venal; corrupt; jobbing; as, a trading politician.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the building trade a slate measuring 24 by 12 inches is called a
    • trading Moving in a steady course or current.
    • trading Carrying on commerce; engaged in trade: as, a trading company.
    • trading Given to corrupt bargains; venal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Several buildings in Manhattan, NY have their own zip code. For example the former World Trade Center has several.
    • adj Trading carrying on commerce (also n.):
    • adj Trading (Milt.) frequented by traders, denoting places where the trade-winds blow
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Quotations

  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
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    “No nation was ever ruined by trade.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
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    “He that hath a trade hath an estate; he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor.”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
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    “If a man loves the labor of his trade apart from any question of success or fame, the Gods have called him.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
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    “It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour.”
  • James Bennis
    James Bennis
    “Don't just learn the tricks of the trade. Learn the trade.”

Idioms

Horse trading - Horse trading is an idiom used to describe negotiations, especially where these are difficult and involve a lot of compromise.
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Jack-of-all-trades - A jack-of-all-trades is someone that can do many different jobs.
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Trade barbs - If people trade barbs, they insult or attack each other.
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Trick of the trade - A trick of the trade is something used by people experienced in an area that helps them.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. træd, pa.t. of tredan, to tread. Not Fr. traite, transport of goods—L. tractāre, freq. of trahĕre, to draw.

Usage

In literature:

In 1821 Mr. Fairbairn bought four hundred acres for ten pounds worth of trade.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
The Board of Trade has also learned the lesson of co-operation for foreign trade.
"The War After the War" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson
Its chief trade was in saddles, ponchos, straw hats, and fruit.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
From out of the missionary societies grew a trading company, the African Lakes Trading Corporation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
It was a trick to keep the white men's trade for themselves.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
The trades-unions tell us, No.
"Sophisms of the Protectionists" by Frederic Bastiat
They do a lot of trading with the B-line.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
Paris (2,536,834) is, of course, the chief trade centre of all France, but the trade interests of Paris are general rather than special.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
Tanith and Amaterasu and Beowulf could work up a very good triangular trade; all three would profit.
"Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
They were all trading communities.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
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In poetry:

The seemingly devoutest deed,
That would with shameless brow
His saving trade take o'er his head,
Thy Husband won't allow.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
Memory, you weaken year to year,
Was it that one or another one
Who traded happy freedom
For a sacred, long-awaited battle.
"Memory" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
Art thou by lusts a captive led,
Which breeds thy deepest grief?
To ransom captives is his trade,
Thy Husband's thy relief.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
Triumphing is my constant trade,
Who yet am oft a captive led.
My bloody war does never cease,
Yet I maintain a stable peace.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
But theirs are ships I never spoke
And trades to me unknown,
And all they see is a grizzled bloke
That drinks his drink alone.
"The Rendezvous" by Cicely Fox Smith
Then come, weel speed my pleughman lad,
And hey my merry pleughman;
Of a' the trades that I do ken,
Commend me to the pleughman.
"The Pleughman" by Carolina Oliphant

In news:

Mike Tannenbaum once made a trade with the Carolina Panthers that changed the New York Jets in ways a trade for Jeff Otah never could.
Wen I got traded I was taking my pregame nap cuz if I didn't get traded I woulda missed my nap and went to the game I had tired.
You can trade one currency against another using currency-exchange-traded funds like Barclays iPath and Rydex, or online-trading platforms at Oanda and Forex.com.
LAS VEGAS—The trade show floor was bustling at MRket trade show, said Don Kerkes, president of the men's group of Tommy Bahama.
Wednesday's trading has closed, but CNW is being traded in the after-hours session.
Tuesday's trading has closed, but DELL is being traded in the after-hours session.
The former Cub, who was traded to Texas about 10 minutes prior to the trade deadline July 31, is getting all kinds of support from his offense.
Eleven years after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center, the new World Trade Center now dominates the lower Manhattan skyline.
Joe's Jeans Inc said Tuesday it received a delisting warning from Nasdaq because its stock has been trading below $1 a share for 30 consecutive trading days.
350 cash or might trade depending on trade value gun.
The US Council for International Business (USCIB) said Tuesday it's urging the Office of the US Trade Representative to deny Ecuador access to benefits of the Andean Trade Preference Act.
The close trading relationship between the EU and China is key, especially as global trade growth declines.
Again futures are expected to trade more volatile as the trade awaits the release of the October WASE estimates.
One World Trade Center and Seven World Trade Center rise adjacent to the site where the twin towers stood.
The New York Stock Exchange had planned to open trading electronically while shuttering its physical trading floor.
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In science:

III A), and trade in the spectral sum Eq. (4) for a sum over the eigenstates of the renormalized Hamiltonian ˜HXXZ , which has fewer degrees of freedom and renormalized bond strengths.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
We can then trade our original Hamiltonian in for another Hamiltonian (determined perturbatively in the ratio of the neighboring bonds to the strongest bond) which acts on a truncated Hilbert space with the two sites connected by the ‘strong’ bond removed.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
This procedure can therefore be iterated to reach lower and lower energies; at each stage we trade in our current problem for a new problem defined on two fewer sites.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
From Eq. (15) it is obvious that Tf .o. and hvT i are correlated: fits of similar quality can be obtained by trading off a lower value for Tf .o. against a higher value for hvT i and vice versa.
Remarks on the extraction of freeze-out parameters
Obviously, a trade-off in Step 2 is involved when choosing the number of small boxes.
Random Geometric Graphs
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