What does traffic mean?

Definitions for traffic
ˈtræf ɪktraf·fic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. traffic(noun)

    the aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time

  2. traffic(noun)

    buying and selling; especially illicit trade

  3. traffic(noun)

    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, traffic(verb)

    social or verbal interchange (usually followed by `with')

  5. traffic(verb)

    deal illegally

    "traffic drugs"

  6. traffic(verb)

    trade or deal a commodity

    "They trafficked with us for gold"

Wiktionary

  1. traffic(Noun)

    Pedestrians or vehicles on roads, or the flux or passage thereof.

    Traffic is slow at rush hour.

    Etymology: From trafic, tráfico, traffico

  2. traffic(Noun)

    Commercial transportation or exchange of goods, or the movement of passengers or people.

    Etymology: From trafic, tráfico, traffico

  3. traffic(Noun)

    Illegal trade or exchange of goods, often drugs.

    Etymology: From trafic, tráfico, traffico

  4. traffic(Noun)

    Exchange or flux of information, messages or data, as in a computer or telephone network.

    Etymology: From trafic, tráfico, traffico

  5. traffic(Verb)

    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.

    Etymology: From trafic, tráfico, traffico

  6. traffic(Verb)

    To trade meanly or mercenarily; to bargain.

    Etymology: From trafic, tráfico, traffico

  7. traffic(Verb)

    To exchange in traffic; to effect by a bargain or for a consideration.

    Etymology: From trafic, tráfico, traffico

Webster Dictionary

  1. Traffic(verb)

    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. Traffic(verb)

    to trade meanly or mercenarily; to bargain

  3. Traffic(verb)

    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

How to pronounce traffic?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Shukor Yusof:

    There are more aircraft and more flight frequencies. That means there is a lot more traffic in the region. This is mainly leisure traffic, which continues to grow strongly in line with higher purchasing power, looking at the forward bookings for summer, there is a lot of aggressive pricing by airlines.

  2. Danske Bank:

    The efforts of closing down unprofitable routes are obviously starting to pay off, in addition to the fact that existing routes are becoming more mature and thereby perform better, we expect continued solid traffic figures for the coming months in terms of load and underlying yield.

  3. Christopher Durham:

    With wine Advent calendars, their marketing value... is significantly higher than their sales value in helping drive traffic, you limit how many are available, thousands of people talk about them and you create buzz.

  4. One Rodeo resident:

    ALASKA WOMAN GETS 60 YEARS FOR SETTING COUCH ABLAZE WITH BOYFRIEND ON IT Contra Costa Fire Department spokesman Steve Hill said the tanks held varying amounts of ethanol. One tank alone contained around 167,000 gallons of the flammable substance. Approximately 200 firefighters were battling the blazes using foam on the flames and water to cool adjacent tanks to prevent them from catching fire. Officials closed Interstate 80, one of the busiest in the Bay Area at the peak of rush hour, causing major traffic jams.The California Highway Patrol said the closure was expected to last at least until midnight. CALIFORNIA LYFT DRIVER IS PULLED OVER SO POLICE CAN ARREST HER PASSENGER One Rodeo resident, One Rodeo resident, told The Associated Press he was sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic trying to get home to his teenage son. His son had called him to say he heard a loud explosion. It literally rocked the house and then soon after, he heard what sounded like a jet plane.

  5. Jeremy Morris:

    Jeremy Morris also uses the Christmas display to raise money for the families of cancer patients as well as a local organization that helps homeless children. It seems to me the homeowners association has a legitimate concern about crowds and traffic and livestock. But I suspect this has more to do with Christianity than camels. I live in the United States.

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