trader meaning

[ 'treidə ] Pronunciation:   "trader" in a sentence
Noun: trader  treydu(r)
  1. Someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
    - bargainer, dealer, monger

Derived forms: traders

See also: trade

Type of: merchandiser, merchant

Encyclopedia: Trader

noun [C]


1 (Commerce )

a person or company that buys things and sells them at a profit:

small market traders

Plans for a new hypermarket have angered local traders.

commodity traders

2 (Finance ; Stock Exchange ) (AmE) = DEALER (2)

An individual who engages in the transfer of financial assets in any financial market, either for themselves, or on behalf of a someone else. The main difference between a trader and an investor is the duration for which the person holds the asset. Investors tend to have a longer term time horizon, whereas traders tend to hold assets for shorter periods of time in order to capitalize on short-term trends.


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  1. traders and foreigners drift to the court.
  2. the trader was obstinate in the negotiation.
  3. the trader squirmed in his old ducks.
  4. and the trader bowed himself out of the apartment.
  5. traders and shippers from both sides were involved.

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