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ˈtreɪdz məntrades·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shopkeeper, tradesman, storekeeper, market keepernoun

    a merchant who owns or manages a shop


  1. tradesmannoun

    A skilled manual worker (implied male).

  2. tradesmannoun

    One who trades; a shopkeeper.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tradesmannoun

    one who trades; a shopkeeper

  2. Tradesmannoun

    a mechanic or artificer; esp., one whose livelihood depends upon the labor of his hands


  1. Tradesman

    A tradesman or tradesperson is a skilled manual worker in a particular trade or craft. Economically and socially, a tradesman's/tradesperson's status is considered between a laborer and a professional, with a high degree of both practical and theoretical knowledge of his or her trade. In cultures where professional careers are highly prized there can be a shortage of skilled manual workers, leading to lucrative niche markets in the trades. The training of a trade in European cultures has been a formal tradition for many centuries. A tradesman/tradesperson typically begins as an apprentice, working for and learning from a Master, and after a number of years is released from his or her master's service as a Journeyman. After a Journeyman/Journeyperson has proven himself to his or her trade's guild, she or he may settle down as a Master and work for herself/himself, eventually taking on her/his own apprentices. Since the 20th Century, this process has been changed in many ways. A tradesman/tradesperson still begins as an apprentice, but the apprenticeship is carried out partly through working for a tradesperson/tradesman and partly through an accredited trade school for a definite period of time, after which he/she is fully qualified. Starting one's own business is purely a financial matter, rather than being dependent on status. Few trades still make a distinction between a qualified tradesman/tradesperson and a master.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tradesman in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tradesman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of tradesman in a Sentence

  1. George Matter:

    We think that the treasure might have belonged to a tradesman or a landowner who lived in the area and put his savings aside for years. And for whatever reason he hid them in this hideout.

  2. Oscar Wilde:

    The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands.

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