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. 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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say traffic in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. Chief Revenue Officer Mick Griffin:

    We developed a community marketing team whose KPI [key performance indicator] is to become a leader in topics via various online channels, in order to increase visibility and traffic, we have already successfully achieved this on Quora, and the results are very positive. Our community manager Gloria is now the most-read content provider in 13 channels important to our industry.

  3. Vijay Chandramohan:

    Cities in India are growing at an exponential rate, there is tremendous pressure on the city roads, leading to increasing traffic snarls and commute time resulting in frustration and loss of productivity.

  4. Josef Newgarden:

    I think I probably needed another 20 laps or so and some lapped traffic. I think I could have done something with (Hunter-Reay). But it was really tough, i think we were a winning car, so to finish second was bittersweet.

  5. Cristiano Tommasi:

    A strict regulation for the sector makes ENAV's business predictable and reduces the impact of swings in air traffic.

Images & Illustrations of traffic

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