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trade route

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seaway, sea lane, ship route, trade routenoun

    a lane at sea that is a regularly used route for vessels

  2. trade routenoun

    a route followed by traders (usually in caravans)


  1. trade routenoun

    A route used by traders for commercial transport of goods.


  1. trade route

    A trade route is a geographical path or a network of paths, traditionally developed for the exchange of goods and services, connecting one or more trading points, such as cities, ports or countries. These routes can be across land, sea, or even through air routes, and are used for the transportation of commercial goods, including commodities, livestock, and other merchandise. The establishment of trade routes often leads to the growth and development of the regions they connect.


  1. Trade route

    A trade route is a logistical network identified as a series of pathways and stoppages used for the commercial transport of cargo. Allowing goods to reach distant markets, a single trade route contains long distance arteries, which may further be connected to smaller networks of commercial and noncommercial transportation routes. Among notable trade routes was the Amber Road, which served as a dependable network for long-distance trade. Maritime trade along the Spice Route became prominent during the Middle Ages, when nations resorted to military means for control of this influential route. During the Middle Ages, organizations such as the Hanseatic League, aimed at protecting interests of the merchants, and trade became increasingly prominent. In modern times, commercial activity shifted from the major trade routes of the Old World to newer routes between modern nation-states. This activity was sometimes carried out without traditional protection of trade and under international free-trade agreements, which allowed commercial goods to cross borders with relaxed restrictions. Innovative transportation of modern times includes pipeline transport and the relatively well-known trade involving rail routes, automobiles, and cargo airlines.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trade route in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trade route in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of trade route in a Sentence

  1. Jack Woodall:

    Surveillance of this trade route should be intensified and vaccination of people living along it should be top priority.

  2. Carly Fiorina:

    We are going to have to be more aggressive in helping our allies in the region push back against new Chinese aggression, whether those allies are Australia, or Japan, or the Philippines, now that China's economy is wavering a bit, I would be conducting more flyovers on the South China Sea. We cannot permit China to control a trade route through which passes $5 trillion worth of goods and services every year.

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