What does Traffic mean?

Definitions for Traffic
ˈtræf ɪkTraf·fic

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Traffic.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trafficnoun

    the aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time

  2. trafficnoun

    buying and selling; especially illicit trade

  3. trafficnoun

    the amount of activity over a communication system during a given period of time

    "heavy traffic overloaded the trunk lines"; "traffic on the internet is lightest during the night"

  4. dealings, trafficverb

    social or verbal interchange (usually followed by `with')

  5. trafficverb

    deal illegally

    "traffic drugs"

  6. trafficverb

    trade or deal a commodity

    "They trafficked with us for gold"

Wiktionary

  1. trafficnoun

    Pedestrians or vehicles on roads, or the flux or passage thereof.

    Traffic is slow at rush hour.

  2. trafficnoun

    Commercial transportation or exchange of goods, or the movement of passengers or people.

  3. trafficnoun

    Illegal trade or exchange of goods, often drugs.

  4. trafficnoun

    Exchange or flux of information, messages or data, as in a computer or telephone network.

  5. trafficverb

    To pass goods and commodities from one person to another for an equivalent in goods or money; to buy or sell goods; to barter; to trade.

  6. trafficverb

    To trade meanly or mercenarily; to bargain.

  7. trafficverb

    To exchange in traffic; to effect by a bargain or for a consideration.

  8. Etymology: From trafic, tráfico, traffico

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trafficverb

    to pass goods and commodities from one person to another for an equivalent in goods or money; to buy or sell goods; to barter; to trade

  2. Trafficverb

    to trade meanly or mercenarily; to bargain

  3. Trafficverb

    to exchange in traffic; to effect by a bargain or for a consideration

  4. Traffic

    commerce, either by barter or by buying and selling; interchange of goods and commodities; trade

  5. Traffic

    commodities of the market

  6. Traffic

    the business done upon a railway, steamboat line, etc., with reference to the number of passengers or the amount of freight carried

Freebase

  1. Traffic

    Traffic on roads may consist of pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars and other conveyances, either singly or together, while using the public way for purposes of travel. Traffic laws are the laws which govern traffic and regulate vehicles, while rules of the road are both the laws and the informal rules that may have developed over time to facilitate the orderly and timely flow of traffic. Organized traffic generally has well-established priorities, lanes, right-of-way, and traffic control at intersections. Traffic is formally organized in many jurisdictions, with marked lanes, junctions, intersections, interchanges, traffic signals, or signs. Traffic is often classified by type: heavy motor vehicle; other vehicle; and pedestrian. Different classes may share speed limits and easement, or may be segregated. Some jurisdictions may have very detailed and complex rules of the road while others rely more on drivers' common sense and willingness to cooperate. Organization typically produces a better combination of travel safety and efficiency. Events which disrupt the flow and may cause traffic to degenerate into a disorganized mess include: road construction, collisions and debris in the roadway. On particularly busy freeways, a minor disruption may persist in a phenomenon known as traffic waves. A complete breakdown of organization may result in traffic congestion and gridlock. Simulations of organized traffic frequently involve queuing theory, stochastic processes and equations of mathematical physics applied to traffic flow.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Traffic

    traf′ik, n. commerce: large trade: the business done on a railway, &c.—v.i. to trade: to trade meanly.—v.t. to exchange:—pr.p. traff′icking; pa.t. and pa.p. traff′icked.n. Traff′icker.—adj. Traff′icless.—n. Traff′ic-man′ager, the manager of the traffic on a railway, &c. [O. Fr. trafique; cf. It. trafficare, prob. from L. trans, across, and Low L. vicāre, to exchange—L. vicis, change; not from facĕre, to make.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Traffic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1807

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Traffic' in Written Corpus Frequency: #728

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Traffic' in Nouns Frequency: #701

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Traffic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Traffic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Traffic in a Sentence

  1. Yvonne Anderson:

    It definitely was untimely to have these issues, what can you do? We’re an hour away and hit traffic. We tried to come out and there were camera issues. In the end you have to take what you’re given. We already faced an uphill battle.

  2. Michael Christensen:

    The real-time data we will be receiving through our new smart restroom technology will help us respond quicker when issues occur and gain base-line data for daily and weekly restroom usage, so we can better plan and deploy our resources, including custodians and maintenance workers, just like a physical traffic management system, these smart restrooms will allow us to do our job better and more efficiently.

  3. Jeremy Coupe:

    In air traffic management, the job is to keep aircraft safe and separated, if you have a very accurate idea of where every aircraft is, you can increase the number of flights in a given area. But if you don't have a good idea, you can't be sure how to safely pack more of them into the airspace.

  4. Jerry Sanders:

    Being stuck in traffic is just the most stress-inducing, soul-crushing part of society today, we really want to make people's lives better and elevated, high-speed transportation is the answer.

  5. Les Abend:

    Aviation officials were surprised at the pilots' decision — particularly because in their transmission to air traffic control when they requested return, the pilots asserted that they would not need to dump fuel.

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