Traffic

Definition of Traffic

Traf´fic
v. i.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.
[imp. & p. p. Trafficked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Trafficking .]
2.To trade meanly or mercenarily; to bargain.
v. t.1.To exchange in traffic; to effect by a bargain or for a consideration.
n.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.
2.Commodities of the market.
You 'll see a draggled damsel
From Billingsgate her fishy traffic bear.
- Gay.
3.The business done upon a railway, steamboat line, etc., with reference to the number of passengers or the amount of freight carried.
Traffic return
a periodical statement of the receipts for goods and passengers, as on a railway line.
Traffic taker
a computer of the returns of traffic on a railway, steamboat line, etc.

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