Swap vs. Trade

Swap vs. Trade — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Swap and Trade

Swapverb

To trade one thing for another.

Tradenoun

The business of buying and selling commodities, products, or services; commerce.

Swapverb

To exchange (one thing) for another.

Tradenoun

A branch or kind of business

the women's clothing trade.

Swapnoun

An exchange of one thing for another.

Tradenoun

The people working in or associated with a business or industry

writers, editors, and other members of the publishing trade.

Swapnoun

A contract in which two parties agree to exchange periodic interest payments, especially when one payment is at a fixed rate and the other varies according to the performance of a reference rate, such as the prime rate.

Tradenoun

The activity or volume of buying or selling

The trade in stocks was brisk all morning.

Swapverb

(transitive) To exchange or give (something) in an exchange (for something else).

Tradenoun

An exchange of one thing for another

baseball teams making a trade of players.

Swapverb

To hit, to strike.

Tradenoun

An occupation, especially one requiring skilled labor; craft

the building trades.

Swapverb

To beat the air, or ply the wings, with a sweeping motion or noise; to flap.

Tradenoun

trades The trade winds.

Swapverb

To descend or fall; to rush hastily or violently.

Tradeverb

To engage in buying and selling for profit.

Swapnoun

An exchange of two comparable things.

Tradeverb

To make an exchange of one thing for another.

Swapnoun

(finance) A financial derivative in which two parties agree to exchange one stream of cashflow against another stream.

Tradeverb

To be offered for sale or be sold

Stocks traded at lower prices this morning.

Swapnoun

Space available in a swap file for use as auxiliary memory.

How much swap do you need?

Tradeverb

To shop or buy regularly

trades at the local supermarket.

Swapnoun

A blow; a stroke.

Tradeverb

To give in exchange for something else

trade farm products for manufactured goods.will trade my ticket for yours.

Swapnoun

an equal exchange;

we had no money so we had to live by barter

Tradeverb

To buy and sell (stocks, for example).

Swapverb

exchange or give (something) in exchange for

Tradeverb

To pass back and forth

We traded jokes.

Swapverb

move (a piece of a program) into memory, in computer science

Tradeadjective

Of or relating to trade or commerce.

Tradeadjective

Relating to, used by, or serving a particular trade

a trade magazine.

Tradeadjective

Of or relating to books that are primarily published to be sold commercially, as in bookstores.

Tradenoun

(uncountable) Buying and selling of goods and services on a market.

Tradenoun

(countable) A particular instance of buying or selling.

I did no trades with them once the rumors started.

Tradenoun

(countable) An instance of bartering items in exchange for one another.

Tradenoun

(countable) Those who perform a particular kind of skilled work.

The skilled trades were the first to organize modern labor unions.

Tradenoun

(countable) Those engaged in an industry or group of related industries.

It is not a retail showroom. It is only for the trade.

Tradenoun

(countable) The skilled practice of a practical occupation.

He learned his trade as an apprentice.

Tradenoun

An occupation in the secondary sector; as opposed to an agricultural, professional or military one.

After failing his entrance exams, he decided to go into a trade.Most veterans went into trade when the war ended.

Tradenoun

The business given to a commercial establishment by its customers.

Even before noon there was considerable trade.

Tradenoun

Steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator.

They rode the trades going west.

Tradenoun

(only as plural) A publication intended for participants in an industry or related group of industries.

Rumors about layoffs are all over the trades.

Tradenoun

A brief sexual encounter.

Josh picked up some trade last night.

Tradenoun

Instruments of any occupation.

Tradenoun

(mining) Refuse or rubbish from a mine.

Tradenoun

(obsolete) A track or trail; a way; a path; passage.

Tradenoun

(obsolete) Course; custom; practice; occupation.

Tradeverb

(intransitive) To engage in trade

This company trades in precious metal.

Tradeverb

(intransitive) To be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions.

Tradeverb

(transitive) To give (something) in exchange for.

Will you trade your precious watch for my earring?

Tradeverb

To give someone a plant and receive a different one in return.

Tradeverb

To do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood.

Tradeverb

(intransitive) To have dealings; to be concerned or associated (with).

Tradenoun

the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services;

Venice was an important center of trade with the Eastthey are accused of conspiring to constrain trade

Tradenoun

people who perform a particular kind of skilled work;

he represented the craft of brewersas they say in the trade

Tradenoun

an equal exchange;

we had no money so we had to live by barter

Tradenoun

the skilled practice of a practical occupation;

he learned his trade as an apprentice

Tradenoun

a particular instance of buying or selling;

it was a package dealI had no further trade with himhe's a master of the business deal

Tradenoun

the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers;

even before noon there was a considerable patronage

Tradenoun

steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator;

they rode the trade winds going west

Tradeverb

engage in the trade of;

he is merchandising telephone sets

Tradeverb

turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase;

trade in an old car for a new one

Tradeverb

be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions;

The stock traded around $20 a share

Tradeverb

exchange or give (something) in exchange for

Tradeverb

do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood;

She deals in goldThe brothers sell shoes

Tradeadjective

relating to or used in or intended for trade or commerce;

a trade fairtrade journalstrade goods