- (n.) One who dates.
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Definition for: TRADE
- Imp. of Tread.
- (v.) A track; a trail; a way; a path; also, passage; travel; resort.
- (v.) Course; custom; practice; occupation; employment.
- (v.) Business of any kind; matter of mutual consideration; affair; dealing.
- (v.) Specifically: The act or business of exchanging commodities by barter, or by buying and selling for money; commerce; traffic; barter.
- (v.) 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.
- (v.) Instruments of any occupation.
- (v.) 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.
- (v.) The trade winds.
- (v.) Refuse or rubbish from a mine.
- (v. i.) 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.
- (v. i.) To buy and sell or exchange property in a single instance.
- (v. i.) To have dealings; to be concerned or associated; -- usually followed by with.
- (v. t.) To sell or exchange in commerce; to barter.
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- (imp. & p. p.) of Rate
- (imp. & p. p.) of Tare
- (a.) Weighed; determined; reduced to equal or standard weight; as, tared filter papers, used in weighing precipitates.
- (v. i.) To set the foot; to step.
- (v. i.) To walk or go; especially, to walk with a stately or a cautious step.
- (v. i.) To copulate; said of birds, esp. the males.
- (v. t.) To step or walk on.
- (v. t.) To beat or press with the feet; as, to tread a path; to tread land when too light; a well-trodden path.
- (v. t.) To go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, or the like.
- (v. t.) To crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue.
- (v. t.) To copulate with; to feather; to cover; -- said of the male bird.
- (n.) A step or stepping; pressure with the foot; a footstep; as, a nimble tread; a cautious tread.
- (n.) Manner or style of stepping; action; gait; as, the horse has a good tread.
- (n.) Way; track; path.
- (n.) The act of copulation in birds.
- (n.) The upper horizontal part of a step, on which the foot is placed.
- (n.) The top of the banquette, on which soldiers stand to fire over the parapet.
- (n.) The part of a wheel that bears upon the road or rail.
- (n.) The part of a rail upon which car wheels bear.
- (n.) The chalaza of a bird's egg; the treadle.
- (n.) A bruise or abrasion produced on the foot or ankle of a horse that interferes. See Interfere, 3.