Trade v. i. [imp. & p. p. Traded; p. pr. & vb. n. Trading.]
1. 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.
A free port, where nations . . . resorted with their goods and traded. --Arbuthnot.
2. To buy and sell or exchange property in a single instance.
3. To have dealings; to be concerned or associated; -- usually followed by with.
How did you dare to trade and traffic with Macbeth? --Shak.
1. Carrying on trade or commerce; engaged in trade; as, a trading company.
2. Frequented by traders. [R.] “They on the trading flood.”
3. Venal; corrupt; jobbing; as, a trading politician.
n : buying or selling securities or commodities