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Definition: Trade dollar
, n. [Formerly, a path, OE. tred a footmark. See
, n. & v.]
1. A track; a trail; a way; a path; also, passage; travel;
A postern with a blind wicket there was,
A common trade to pass through Priam's house.
Hath tracted forth some salvage beastes trade.
Or, I'll be buried in the king's highway,
Some way of common trade, where subjects' feet
May hourly trample on their sovereign's head.
2. Course; custom; practice; occupation; employment. [Obs.]
“The right trade of religion.”
There those five sisters had continual trade.
Long did I love this lady,
Long was my travel, long my trade to win her.
Thy sin's not accidental but a trade. --Shak.
3. Business of any kind; matter of mutual consideration;
affair; dealing. [Obs.]
Have you any further trade with us? --Shak.
4. Specifically: The act or business of exchanging
commodities by barter, or by buying and selling for money;
commerce; traffic; barter.
Note: Trade comprehends every species of exchange or dealing,
either in the produce of land, in manufactures, in
bills, or in money; but it is chiefly used to denote
the barter or purchase and sale of goods, wares, and
merchandise, either by wholesale or retail. Trade is
either foreign or domestic. Foreign trade consists in
the exportation and importation of goods, or the
exchange of the commodities of different countries.
Domestic, or home, trade is the exchange, or buying and
selling, of goods within a country. Trade is also by
the wholesale, that is, by the package or in large
quantities, generally to be sold again, or it is by
retail, or in small parcels. The carrying trade is the
business of transporting commodities from one country
to another, or between places in the same country, by
land or water.
5. 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.
Accursed usury was all his trade. --Spenser.
The homely, slighted, shepherd's trade. --Milton.
I will instruct thee in my trade. --Shak.
6. Instruments of any occupation. [Obs.]
The house and household goods, his trade of war.
7. 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.
8. pl. The trade winds.
9. Refuse or rubbish from a mine. [Prov. Eng.]
Syn: Profession; occupation; office; calling; avocation;
employment; commerce; dealing; traffic.
Board of trade
. See under Board
. See under Dollar
, the price at which goods are sold to members
of the same trade, or by wholesale dealers to retailers.
, an auction by and for the trade, especially
that of the booksellers.
, a wind in the torrid zone, and often a little
beyond at, which blows from the same quarter throughout
the year, except when affected by local causes; -- so
called because of its usefulness to navigators, and hence
Note: The general direction of the trade winds is from N. E.
to S. W. on the north side of the equator, and from S.
E. to N. W. on the south side of the equator. They are
produced by the joint effect of the rotation of the
earth and the movement of the air from the polar toward
the equatorial regions, to supply the vacancy caused by
heating, rarefaction, and consequent ascent of the air
in the latter regions. The trade winds are principally
limited to two belts in the tropical regions, one on
each side of the equator, and separated by a belt which
is characterized by calms or variable weather.
, n. [D. daalder, LG. dahler, G. thaler, an
abbreviation of Joachimsthaler, i. e., a piece of money first
coined, about the year 1518, in the valley (G. thal) of St.
Joachim, in Bohemia. See Dale
(a) A silver coin of the United States containing 371.25
grains of silver and 41.25 grains of alloy, that is,
having a total weight of 412.5 grains.
(b) A gold coin of the United States containing 23.22
grains of gold and 2.58 grains of alloy, that is,
having a total weight of 25.8 grains, nine-tenths
fine. It is no longer coined.
Note: Previous to 1837 the silver dollar had a larger amount
of alloy, but only the same amount of silver as now,
the total weight being 416 grains. The gold dollar as a
distinct coin was first made in 1849. The eagles, half
eagles, and quarter eagles coined before 1834 contained
24.75 grains of gold and 2.25 grains of alloy for each
2. A coin of the same general weight and value as the United
States silver dollar, though differing slightly in
different countries, formerly current in Mexico, Canada,
parts of South America, also in Spain, and several other
[1913 Webster +PJC]
3. The value of a dollar; the unit of currency, differing in
value in different countries, commonly employed in the
United States and a number of other countries, including
Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, parts of the Carribbean,
Liberia, and several others.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
. See under 9th Chop
(Zo["o]l.), a fish of the United States coast
), having a flat, roundish form
and a bright silvery luster; -- called also butterfish
. See Butterfish
, a silver coin formerly made at the United
States mint, intended for export, and not legal tender at
home. It contained 378 grains of silver and 42 grains of