Meaning of TRAFFIC in English


I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle French trafique, from Old Italian ~o, from ~are to trade in coastal waters Date: 1549 1. import and export trade, the business of bartering or buying and selling, illegal or disreputable usually commercial activity , 2. communication or dealings especially between individuals or groups, exchange , wares, goods, 4. a. the movement (as of vehicles or pedestrians) through an area or along a route, the vehicles, pedestrians, ships, or planes moving along a route, congestion of vehicles , the information or signals transmitted over a communications system ; messages, 5. the passengers or cargo carried by a transportation system, the business of transporting passengers or freight, the volume of customers visiting a business establishment , a concentration of participants or players and especially defensive players , see: business II. verb (~ked; ~king) Date: 1540 intransitive verb to carry on ~, to concentrate one's effort or interest, transitive verb 1. to travel over , to visit (as a business establishment) as a customer , trade , barter , ~ker noun

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