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noun British English pronunciation: trade /treɪd/ 
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singulartrade
pluraltrades
  1. 1
    [uncountable] business the activities of buying and selling goods or services

    The two leaders signed agreements on trade and sporting links.

    trade in:

    Global trade in manufactured goods has increased dramatically.

    trade with:

    Spain wants to develop its trade with the Philippines.

    1. a.
      [singular] the amount of goods or services that a business buys and sells
      a roaring trade (=a very good trade):

      Butchers are doing a roaring trade in spiced sausages these days.

  2. 2
    [countable] a particular area of business or industry

    the book/drug/jewellery trade

    1. a.
      [singular/uncountable] the people or companies who work in a particular business or industry

      The trade could do more to help its workers.

    2. b.
      [countable] a job or type of work that someone is trained to do

      He learned his trade in the 1960s.

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