Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that trades; a dealer: a gold trader; a trader in bonds.
  • n. Nautical A ship employed in foreign trade.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who gains a livelihood from trading goods or securities.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One engaged in trade or commerce; one who makes a business of buying and selling or of barter; a merchant; a trafficker
  • n. A vessel engaged in the coasting or foreign trade.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is engaged in trade or commerce; one whose business is buying and selling, or barter; one whose vocation it is to buy and sell again personal property for gain.
  • n. A vessel employed regularly in any particular trade, whether foreign or coasting: as, an East Indian trader; a coasting trader.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold

Etymologies

to trade + -er. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This way, the trader is able to profit from the differential of interest rates.

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  • "Perhaps this trader is augmenting the size of the put spread because he has increased his exposure to the technology sector," Interactive Brokers wrote in a report to clients.

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  • The gin of the trader is the most appalling stuff; it is full of fusil oil, and is absolutely poisonous; so that, if people become intoxicated with it, the intoxication takes the form of madness.

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  • Therefore I do not believe an investment in Sirius XM is for the short term trader, but rather for the long-term investor.

  • It so happens that the tattooed cattle trader is a wizard with the power of touch-free-fu, with which he can smack people around from a distance just by pointing his fist at them.

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  • Using this strategy, a trader is essentially selling a currency that is offering a relatively low interest rate while buying a currency that is offering a higher interest rate.

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  • A low-yielding, short-term trader who takes low risks?

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  • That could mean that some GMs will try to deal players with years left on their contract, but those players are going to be difficult to move unless the trader is willing to take a "bad" contract back in return.

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  • "It looks like one options trader is positioning for a pull back in share price over the next four weeks," Patrick Mortimer, director of options trading at Pipeline Systems LLC, wrote to clients.

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  • Mr. Strugger said the strategy ultimately indicates the trader is looking for downside protection.

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