What does Trader mean?

Definitions for Trader
ˈtreɪ dərtrad·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trader, bargainer, dealer, mongernoun

    someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold


  1. tradernoun

    One who gains a livelihood from trading goods or securities.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tradernoun

    Etymology: from trade.

    Pilgrims are going to Canterbury with rich offerings, and traders riding to London with fat purses. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    Now the victory’s won,
    We return to our lasses like fortunate traders,
    Triumphant with spoils. Dryden.

    Many traders will necessitate merchants to trade for less profit, and consequently be more frugal. Josiah Child, on Trade.

    That day traders sum up the accounts of the week. Jonathan Swift.


  1. trader

    A trader is an individual or entity who buys and sells goods, commodities, currencies, or financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, and derivatives, with the aim of making a profit from the fluctuation in their prices. This can be done for themselves or on behalf of another person or institution. The act of carrying out these transactions is known as trading.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tradernoun

    one engaged in trade or commerce; one who makes a business of buying and selling or of barter; a merchant; a trafficker; as, a trader to the East Indies; a country trader

  2. Tradernoun

    a vessel engaged in the coasting or foreign trade


  1. Trader

    A trader is person or entity, in finance, who buys and sells financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, commodities and derivatives, in the capacity of agent, hedger, arbitrageur, or speculator. According to the Wall Street Journal in 2004, a managing director convertible bond trader was earning between $700,000 and $900,000 on average. Traders are either professionals working in a financial institution or a corporation, or individual. They buy and sell financial instruments traded in the stock markets, derivatives markets and commodity markets, comprising the stock exchanges, derivatives exchanges and the commodities exchanges. Several categories and designations for diverse kinds of traders are found in finance, these may include: ⁕Day trader ⁕Floor trader ⁕High-frequency trader ⁕Pattern day trader ⁕Rogue trader ⁕Stock trader

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. trader

    A vessel employed regularly in any particular branch of commerce, whether sea-borne or coasting, British or foreign.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Trader is ranked #9236 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Trader surname appeared 3,525 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Trader.

    77.4% or 2,730 total occurrences were White.
    17.1% or 606 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 81 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 66 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 26 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 16 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Trader' in Nouns Frequency: #2017

Anagrams for Trader »

  1. darter

  2. retard

  3. tarred

  4. retrad

  5. dartre

  6. redart

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Trader in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Trader in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Trader in a Sentence

  1. Louis Hughes:

    When they arrived in Memphis, they were put in the trader's yard of Nathan Bedford Forrest. ... None of this family were sold to the same person except my wife and one sister. All the rest were sold to separate persons.

  2. Jeffrey Gundlach:

    This is not a trader's market, it is a freight train that you want to stay in sync with. There's too much order and belief in markets in spite of big losses.

  3. Rachel Self:

    We've got their backs and they are not alone. And to that end, I would like to specifically thank Trader Fred for donating underwear because Martha's Vineyard doesn't have a Walmart down the street.

  4. Lakshheish M Patel:

    A govt share of Rs.200 increases by 50 paise only often whereas decreases by Rs.3 to 5 so if a trader buys and sells it for intraday will eventually lose money in brokerage and taxes only.

  5. Mukuel Nab:

    If you as a share trader making losses , it is not only because of market condition but your brokerage firm might be doing some hanky panky.

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