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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Traffic  \Traf"fic\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  trafic,  It  traffico,  Sp 
  tr['a]fico,  tr['a]fago,  Pg  tr['a]fego,  LL  traficum 
  trafica  See  {Traffic},  v.] 
  1.  Commerce,  either  by  barter  or  by  buying  and  selling; 
  interchange  of  goods  and  commodities;  trade 
 
  A  merchant  of  great  traffic  through  the  world. 
  --Shak. 
 
  The  traffic  in  honors,  places,  and  pardons. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  Note:  This  word  like  trade  comprehends  every  species  of 
  dealing  in  the  exchange  or  passing  of  goods  or 
  merchandise  from  hand  to  hand  for  an  equivalent,  unless 
  the  business  of  relating  may  be  excepted.  It  signifies 
  appropriately  foreign  trade  but  is  not  limited  to 
  that 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Traffic  \Traf"fic\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Trafficked};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Trafficking}.]  [F.  trafiquer  cf  It  trafficare  Sp 
  traficar  trafagar,  Pg  traficar  trafegar  trafeguear  LL 
  traficare  of  uncertain  origin,  perhaps  fr  L.  trans  across 
  over  +  -ficare  to  make  (see  {-fy},  and  cf  G.  ["u]bermachen 
  to  transmit,  send  over  e.  g.,  money,  wares);  or  cf  Pg 
  trasfegar  to  pour  out  from  one  vessel  into  another,  OPg. 
  also  to  traffic,  perhaps  fr  (assumed)  LL  vicare  to 
  exchange,  from  L.  vicis  change  (cf.  {Vicar}).] 
  1.  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 
 
  2.  To  trade  meanly  or  mercenarily;  to  bargain. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Traffic  \Traf"fic\,  v.  t. 
  To  exchange  in  traffic;  to  effect  by  a  bargain  or  for  a 
  consideration. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  traffic 
  n  1:  the  aggregation  of  things  (pedestrians  or  vehicles  or 
  messages)  coming  and  going  in  a  particular  locality 
  2:  buying  and  selling;  especially  illicit  trade 
  3:  social  or  verbal  interchange  (usually  followed  by  `with') 
  [syn:  {dealings}] 
  v  :  deal  illegally;  "traffic  drugs" 




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