Meaning of TRAFFIC in English


[traf.fic] n, often attrib [MF trafique, fr. OIt traffico, fr. trafficare to traffic] (1506) 1 a: import and export trade b: the business of bartering or buying and selling c: illegal or disreputable usu. commercial activity "the drug ~"

2. a: communication or dealings esp. between individuals or groups b: exchange "a lively ~ in ideas --F. L. Allen" 3 archaic: wares, goods

4. a: the movement (as of vehicles or pedestrians) through an area or along a route b: the vehicles, pedestrians, ships, or planes moving along a route c: the information or signals transmitted over a communications system: messages

5. a: the passengers or cargo carried by a transportation system b: the business of transporting passengers or freight

6: the volume of customers visiting a business establishment syn see business -- the traffic will bear : existing conditions will allow or permit "charge what the traffic will bear"

[2]traffic vb traf.ficked ; vi (1540): to carry on traffic ~ vt 1: to travel over "heavily trafficked highways"

2: trade, barter -- n

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