Course; custom; practice; occupation; employment.
The business which a person has learned, and which he engages in, for procuring subsistence, or for profit; occupation; especially, mechanical employment as distinguished from the liberal arts, the learned professions, and agriculture; as, we speak of the trade of a smith, of a carpenter, or mason, but not now of the trade of a farmer, or a lawyer, or a physician.
Instruments of any occupation.
A company of men engaged in the same occupation; thus, booksellers and publishers speak of the customs of the trade, and are collectively designated as the trade.
people who perform a particular kind of skilled work; "he represented the craft of brewers"; "as they say in the trade"
engage in the trade of; "he is merchandising telephone sets"
Any apprenticeable occupation defined by the apprenticeship, training, employer and labor services section of the United States Department of Labor and these rules.
An occupation requiring skilled labor, such as an electrician or tool and die maker.
An occupation for which a provincial or territorial apprenticeship program is available. Trade skills can best be learned through an apprenticeship (see Apprenticeship).
A trade as an occupation usually refers to the profession that require some particular kind of skilled work. In historical sense, particularly as pertinent to the Medieval history and earlier, the term is usually applied towards people occupied in most kinds of crafts and small-scale production of goods.