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Trade Good

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun trade good:


Definition of the noun trade good

What does trade good mean as a name of something?


  1. articles of commerce
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of trade good: commodity / good
    • more generic words: artefact / artifact = a man-made object taken as a whole
    • more specific terms:
      • staple / basic = a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
      • consumer goods = goods (as food or clothing) intended for direct use or consumption
      • soft goods / drygoods = textiles or clothing and related merchandise
      • entrant = a commodity that enters competition with established merchandise
      • exportation / export = commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country
      • fancy goods = goods that are chiefly ornamental
      • fungible = a commodity that is freely interchangeable with another in satisfying an obligation
      • future = bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date
      • importation / import = commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
      • merchandise / product / ware = commodities offered for sale
      • middling = any commodity of intermediate quality or size
      • shopping = the commodities purchased from stores
      • sporting goods = sports equipment sold as a commodity
      • worldly possession / worldly good = a commodity or good associated with the earthly, rather than the spiritual, existence of human beings
      • salvage = property or goods saved from damage or destruction

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Trade Good

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Google previewEncyclopedia of the Middle Passage (2007)

by Toyin Falola

By the 1700s, cachac ̧a became a common trade good that. The Cape Coast Castle housed the headquarters of the Royal Africa Company on the West African Coast. Courtesy of Manuel Barcia. Depiction of the successful slave rebellion of ...

Google previewThe World of the American West: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2016)

by Gordon Morris Bakken

Natives and traders alike were harvesting only the hide and tongue (also a popular trade good for white traders, a delicacy) from the large majority ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business in Today's World (2009)

by Charles Wankel

A charter from the state grants the company with a monopoly in a specific region or over a specific trade good. Though trading companies had existed before, these charters came into full flower as mercantilism was adopted, and enable ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American History (2010)

by Leslie Alexander

Gold remained a major trade good for the Dutch, yet there was also an increased demand for labor in the New World, and Elmina's traders turned to trafficking in enslaved human beings at unprecedented numbers. Most of the slaves were ...

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