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1A person who buys and sells goods, currency, or stocks.
dealer, merchant, buyer, seller, salesman, saleswoman, buyer and seller, marketeer, merchandiser, broker, agentbusinessman, businesswoman, business person, distributor, vendor, purveyor, supplier, traffickershopkeeper, retailer, wholesalerstockistrunner, pusherpedlar, hawkerView synonyms
- ‘The first French settlement was begun by fur traders in Acadia in 1604.’
- ‘So support your local market traders and enjoy fine food.’
- ‘Feeling a career in the academy would be too risky, he became a commodities trader and trading systems designer.’
- ‘Do stock market traders understand how politics affect the markets?’
- ‘French fur traders and explorers first visited the Rainy Lake area in the late 17th century.’
- ‘Law-abiding traders complained after noticing a huge number of fakes on the market.’
- ‘And traders complained that too many customers were getting booked while they were trying to pick up goods.’
- ‘Bringing more people into the town could also be a welcome boost for the town's traders.’
- ‘Trading was conducted by traders on the floor of the pit calling out and signalling to each other.’
- ‘But, on Wednesday, the town's traders decided they would do it no more.’
- ‘He was convinced that the foreign opium traders had no countenance from their governments at home.’
- ‘For the traders on the floor, they all said it was a quiet day, it was a blip.’
- ‘Stock market traders fear that the violence may reach a level where it will disrupt world oil supplies.’
- ‘Fluctuations in the dollar brought out the foreign currency traders.’
- ‘After all, there is no shortage of traders willing to deal in Third World debt.’
- ‘Currency traders said some of the details of the report were not as bad as feared.’
- ‘Rogue traders who are selling fireworks to kids are likely to find themselves in hot water.’
- ‘The story goes that Portuguese slave traders, watching Africans digging up some roots, asked what they were called.’
- ‘However, some traders fear that the initiative will have little real effect.’
- ‘Many local leaders, however, continued to sell captives to illegal slave traders.’
- ‘The redevelopment will be welcomed by traders in the area whose businesses have suffered.’
- 1.1A merchant ship.
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