1. The business of buying and selling commodities, products, or services; commerce. See Synonyms at business.
2. A branch or kind of business: the women's clothing trade.
3. The people working in or associated with a business or industry: writers, editors, and other members of the publishing trade.
4. The activity or volume of buying or selling: The trade in stocks was brisk all morning.
5. An exchange of one thing for another: baseball teams making a trade of players.
6. An occupation, especially one requiring skilled labor; craft: the building trades.
7. trades The trade winds.
The People were trading a lot for other goods.
by TwilightQueen May 22, 2017
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Banging prostitutes. Or providing monetary compensation for the services of prostitutes. Ipso Facto.
I went down to Pike St. at 1am last night for trading.
by ThankYouComeAgain15 October 23, 2007
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A young hyper-masculine looking gay man, usually black or latino in urban contexts. Trade typically dress in urban clothing and play to the thug stereotype. The term "trade" originated from the notion that these men were only gay for pay-- thus they would "trade" sex for money. In recent years, the term has come to refer to any gay men of color who dress in hip-hop inspired clothing and play into the masc fetish.
"Damn he's so fine... is he straight or is he trade?"

"The Firplace in DC be packed with trade."
by BlackDiamondMint December 31, 2018
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When you're so drunk that you refuse to make any trades in your fantasy leagues, knowing that you would likely make a dumb decision due to your intoxicated state
Tim: "Hey, I'll trade you Jarvis Landry for Frank Gore"
Mike: "Sorry man, I've already had eight shots. No trades"
by Guava Sauce May 14, 2018
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Adjective - Used to describe exactly how drunk, high, fucked up, or whatever takes your fancy that you and/or your friends are/were.

This is not to be confused with faded, as being faded is a much lower level of fucked up than traded.

See examples below.
Kyle - "Bro, I got so traded last night! Not like James Harden traded, like KG to the Celtics traded!"

Tim - "Ahh shit man, that's crazy man. Like you ain't no free agent? You was traded? Damn."

Mec - "I'm feelin' so traaadeddd!"
by MecSoTraded November 16, 2012
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A man who messes around with other men, but no one would ever know by looking or talking to him. Used by gay black men to identify masculine gay men or DL Brothas.
"I am going to the mall to look for some trade"
"The club was packed with trade, honey"
by Darren December 3, 2004
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Slang for tradesperson

Tradee, a tradesperson that efficiently completes jobs your husband couldn't
If you don't fix that leak I'll get a Tradee to do it instead.
by Be Informed May 12, 2021
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