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. Pasang Tenzing Sherpa:

    There was of course some traffic on the way up, I mean quite a long traffic jam. But as long as you know the techniques, how to pass the traffic, it doesn't matter how much there is, the important thing is the oxygen.

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  3. Katrina Lam:

    Foot traffic in stores was lower. On the other hand more people are shopping online.

  4. Chris Johnson with WSDOT:

    I think no matter where you go, when you go, people need to be aware of their surroundings, whether a car cuts you off in traffic or a mudslide around the next corner, drivers need to be prepared to drive through the conditions.

  5. Lori Lightfoot:

    I understand, having investigated many of these shootings, that officers are in many instances called upon to make split second decisions, particularly in instances like this one where there's a gun, nonetheless, a traffic accident, a traffic incident should not result in the death of anyone. So, we have more work to do to be sure.

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