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Meaning of TRAFFIC

Pronunciation:  'trafik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  social or verbal interchange (usually followed by `with')
  2. [n]  buying and selling; especially illicit trade
  3. [n]  the aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles or messages) coming and going in a particular locality
  4. [v]  trade or deal a commodity; "They trafficked with us for gold"
  5. [v]  deal illegally; "traffic drugs"
 

TRAFFIC is a 7 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: dealings
 
 See Also: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection, commerce, commercialism, commuter traffic, drug traffic, foot traffic, give-and-take, interchange, mercantilism, merchandise, pedestrian traffic, reciprocation, relation, simony, slave trade, slave traffic, trade, vehicle traffic, vehicular traffic

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Traf"fic\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Trafficked}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Trafficking}.] [F. trafiquer; cf. It. trafficare, Sp.
    traficar, trafagar, Pg. traficar, trafegar, trafeguear, LL.
    traficare; of uncertain origin, perhaps fr. L. trans across,
    over + -ficare to make (see {-fy}, and cf. G. ["u]bermachen
    to transmit, send over, e. g., money, wares); or cf. Pg.
    trasfegar to pour out from one vessel into another, OPg.
    also, to traffic, perhaps fr. (assumed) LL. vicare to
    exchange, from L. vicis change (cf. {Vicar}).]
    1. 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. To trade meanly or mercenarily; to bargain.
    
    
  2. \Traf"fic\, v. t.
    To exchange in traffic; to effect by a bargain or for a
    consideration.
    
    
  3. \Traf"fic\, n. [Cf. F. trafic, It. traffico, Sp.
    tr['a]fico, tr['a]fago, Pg. tr['a]fego, LL. traficum,
    trafica. See {Traffic}, v.]
    1. Commerce, either by barter or by buying and selling;
       interchange of goods and commodities; trade.
    
             A merchant of great traffic through the world.
                                                   --Shak.
    
             The traffic in honors, places, and pardons.
                                                   --Macaulay.
    
    Note: This word, like trade, comprehends every species of
          dealing in the exchange or passing of goods or
          merchandise from hand to hand for an equivalent, unless
          the business of relating may be excepted. It signifies
          appropriately foreign trade, but is not limited to
          that.
    
    
    
    2. Commodities of the market. [R.]
    
             You 'll see a draggled damsel From Billingsgate her
             fishy traffic bear.                   --Gay.
    
    3. The business done upon a railway, steamboat line, etc.,
       with reference to the number of passengers or the amount
       of freight carried.
    
    {Traffic return}, a periodical statement of the receipts for
       goods and passengers, as on a railway line.
    
    {Traffic taker}, a computer of the returns of traffic on a
       railway, steamboat line, etc.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in traffic means frustrations in life and that things are not going as smoothly as you would like it to. You feel stuck at where you are in life.
 

 

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