What does slave trade mean?

Definitions for slave trade
slave trade

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word slave trade.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slave trade, slave trafficnoun

    traffic in slaves; especially in Black Africans transported to America in the 16th to 19th centuries


  1. slave tradenoun

    traffic in slaves


  1. slave trade

    The slave trade refers to the historical practice of capturing, transporting, and selling individuals into slavery, typically from African countries to various parts of the world, particularly European colonies in the Americas from the 16th to the 19th centuries. It involves a systematic process of forced migration, human rights abuses, and commodification of human beings for labor. It is widely recognized for its role in the development of the contemporary racial hierarchy and resulting economic and social disparities.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce slave trade?

How to say slave trade in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slave trade in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slave trade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of slave trade in a Sentence

  1. Caroline Addy:

    Like many areas of the country, the City of London has a number of statues and other landmarks with links to the slave trade and historic racism, it's important that we acknowledge and address this legacy with openness and honesty, and carefully consider what should be done.

  2. Diane Abbott:

    Both the Prime Minister and his Home Secretary seemed more occupied about statues of slave traders being toppled than the death toll from the Atlantic slave trade.

  3. Lonnie Bunch:

    The Sao Jose is all the more significant because it represents one of the earliest attempts to bring East Africans into the trans-Atlantic slave trade -- a shift that played a major role in prolonging that tragic trade for decades.

  4. Rebecca Nelson:

    Those African people who were on that ship were specifically sold in a trading transaction that we now recognize as something that became common during the transatlantic slave trade, there were African people in America before that date but not having been sold in the same specific way.

  5. Stef Blok:

    It was CNN that drove the attention to this terrible slave trade that has been going on in Libya for far too long, as The Netherlands is currently a member of the Security Council, we proposed to them to impose United Nations on six of the worst perpetrators -- and that will mean that this crime won't be left unpunished.

Translations for slave trade

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for slave trade »


Find a translation for the slave trade definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"slave trade." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 23 Jun 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/slave+trade>.

Discuss these slave trade definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for slave trade? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    be hungry; go without food
    A rumpus
    B elate
    C famish
    D affront

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for slave trade: