Definition of trader in English:

trader

noun

  • 1A person who buys and sells goods, currency, or stocks.

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

Pronunciation

trader

/ˈtreɪdər//ˈtrādər/