HyperDic: traffic

English > 6 senses of the word traffic:
NOUNgrouptrafficthe aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time
acttrafficbuying and selling
communicationtrafficthe amount of activity over a communication system during a given period of time
acttraffic, dealingssocial or verbal interchange (usually followed by 'with')
VERBpossessiontrafficdeal illegally
possessiontraffictrade or deal a commodity
traffic > pronunciation
Soundstrae'fihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > traffic: 6 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningThe aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time.
Narrowerair traffictraffic created by the movement of aircraft
commuter traffictraffic created by people going to or returning from work
pedestrian traffic, foot trafficPeople coming and going on foot
vehicular traffic, vehicle trafficThe aggregation of vehicles coming and going in a particular locality
Broadercollection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblageSeveral things grouped together or considered as a whole
Spanishcirculación, tráfico, tránsito
Catalancirculació, tràfic, trànsit
English > traffic: 6 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningbuying and selling; especially illicit trade.
Narrowerdrug traffic, drug trafficking, narcotraffictraffic in illegal drugs
simony, barratrytraffic in ecclesiastical offices or preferments
slave trade, slave traffictraffic in slaves
Broadercommerce, commercialism, mercantilismtransactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
Spanishtráfico, trapicheo
Catalantràfic
Verbstrafficdeal illegally
traffictrade or deal a commodity
English > traffic: 6 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningThe amount of activity over a communication system during a given period of time.
Examples
  • "heavy traffic overloaded the trunk lines"
  • "traffic on the internet is lightest during the night"
Broadercommunication, communicatingThe activity of communicating
English > traffic: 6 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningsocial or verbal interchange (usually followed by 'with').
Synonymdealings
Narrowerrelation(usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups
Broaderinterchange, reciprocation, give-and-takemutual interaction
Spanishtrato
Catalantracte
English > traffic: 6 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningDeal illegally.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"traffic drugs"
Categorycrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
Broadertrade, merchandiseEngage in the trade of
Spanishtraficar
Nounstrafficbuying and selling
English > traffic: 6 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningtrade or deal a commodity.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"They trafficked with us for gold"
Categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilismtransactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
Broadertrade, merchandiseEngage in the trade of
Nounstrafficbuying and selling
traffickersomeone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money

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