American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The passage of people or vehicles along routes of transportation.
- n. Vehicles or pedestrians in transit: heavy traffic on the turnpike; stopped oncoming traffic to let the children cross.
- n. The commercial exchange of goods; trade.
- n. Illegal or improper commercial activity: drug traffic on city streets.
- n. The business of moving passengers and cargo through a transportation system. See Synonyms at business.
- n. The amount of cargo or number of passengers conveyed.
- n. The conveyance of messages or data through a system of communication: routers that manage Internet traffic.
- n. Messages or data conveyed through such a system: a tremendous amount of telephone traffic on Mother's Day; couldn't download the file due to heavy Internet traffic.
- n. Social or verbal exchange; communication: refused further traffic with the estranged friend.
- v. To carry on trade or other dealings: trafficked in liquidation merchandise; traffic with gangsters.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An interchange of goods, merchandise, or property of any kind between countries, communities, or individuals; trade; commerce.
- n. The coming and going of persons or the transportation of goods along a line of travel, as on a road, railway, canal, or steamship route.
- n. Hence The persons or goods, collectively, passing or carried along a route or routes.
- n. Dealings; intercourse.
- n. A piece of business; a transaction.
- n. The subject of traffic; commodities marketed.
- To trade; pass goods and commodities from one person to another for an equivalent in goods or money; buy and sell wares or commodities; carry on commerce.
- To deal; have business or dealings.
- To exchange in traffic; barter, or buy and sell.
- To bargain; negotiate; arrange.
- n. Pedestrians or vehicles on roads, or the flux or passage thereof.
- n. Commercial transportation or exchange of goods, or the movement of passengers or people.
- n. Illegal trade or exchange of goods, often drugs.
- n. Exchange or flux of information, messages or data, as in a computer or telephone network.
- v. intransitive 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.
- v. intransitive To trade meanly or mercenarily; to bargain.
- v. transitive To exchange in traffic; to effect by a bargain or for a consideration.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. 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.
- v. To trade meanly or mercenarily; to bargain.
- v. To exchange in traffic; to effect by a bargain or for a consideration.
- n. Commerce, either by barter or by buying and selling; interchange of goods and commodities; trade.
- n. rare Commodities of the market.
- n. The business done upon a railway, steamboat line, etc., with reference to the number of passengers or the amount of freight carried.
- n. the amount of activity over a communication system during a given period of time
- n. the aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time
- v. trade or deal a commodity
- n. buying and selling; especially illicit trade
- v. deal illegally
- n. social or verbal interchange (usually followed by `with')
- From Middle French trafique ("traffic"), from Italian traffico ("traffic") from Italian trafficare ("to carry on trade"). Potentially from Vulgar Latin *transfricare (“to rub across”). (Wiktionary)
- French trafic, from Old French trafique, from Old Italian traffico, from trafficare, to trade, perhaps from Catalan trafegar, to decant, from Vulgar Latin *trānsfaecāre : trāns-, trans- + faex, faec-, dregs; see feces. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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