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Definitions for trader
ˈtreɪ dərtrad·er

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

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.

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. Lakshheish M Patel:

    First and foremost, don't work as trader in shares or even not invest. But if you have already entered it and are stuck then never try to average because you can't beat crook stock market where your biggest enemy is your brokerage firm itself

  2. Michael Scanlon:

    The retail sales numbers this morning missed expectations. You couple that with the total lack of growth in Europe ... and if you're a short term trader, it gives you something to throw out a bear scare on.

  3. Michael Paglia:

    Up until this point, ‘better for you’ items were limited to Whole Foods and other upscale retailers, within the past year or so, there’s been a shift, led by retailers like Kroger, Lucky’s and Trader Joe’s’ parent company, Aldi. We’re starting to see the natural/organic trend hit a critical mass; it’s starting to go mainstream.

  4. 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.

  5. Olga Yaskina:

    In Astrakhan, people live badly, we sit there every morning and have done for years, but they still want us gone, probably to get a more profitable trader. They sell off everything to the highest bidder now. Times have changed.

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    lacking orderly continuity
    • A. plush
    • B. noninvasive
    • C. disjointed
    • D. cosmopolitan

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