Citations:trade

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English citations of trade

Noun: the commercial exchange of goods or services[edit]

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  • 1896 - Theodor Herzl (1896 translation by Sylvie d’Avigdor), The Jewish State/The Jewish Question
    ...they will construct roads, bridges, railways and telegraph installations; regulate rivers; and build their own dwellings, their labor will create trade, trade will create markets and markets will attract new settlers...
  • 1981 - Jimmy Carter, Jimmy Carter's Fourth State of the Union Address
    The stability of the international system of payments and trade is important to the stability and good health of our own economy.
  • 2003 - George W. Bush, Proclamation 7679
    We are also encouraging the free flow of trade and investment in the Pacific among our partners in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Noun (countable): the collective people who perform a particular kind of skilled work[edit]

1855
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  • 1855Charles Richard Weld, A Vocation tour in the United States and Canada
    Not being in the trade, the "young ladies" interested me more than the spinning-jennies or looms; and, before I had gone through one mill, I was ready to admit that the difference between a Manchester factory girl and a Lowell "young lady," is great indeed.

Verb (intransitive): To engage in trade[edit]

1886
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Verb (transitive): To give (something) in exchange for[edit]

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1872
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