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trade name

Definition:

a made-up commercial name given by a business to a product, service, or business

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

trade names

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

brand | brand name | marque [French] | trademark | tradename

Etymology:

trade + name
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Trade name | trading name | business name

the name which a business trades under for commercial purposes, although its registered, legal name, used for contracts and other formal situations, may be another. In writing, trade names are generally capitalized. As an example, the company Panda ... (38 of 376 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Trade name

Collins Dictionary:

trade name

the name used by a trade to refer to a commodity, service, etc | the name under which a commercial enterprise operates in business (23 of 358 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/trade-name

Random House Dictionary:

trade name | trade-name: trade-named [past tense] | trade-name: trade-naming [present participle] | trade-name

the name used by a manufacturer, merchant, service company, farming business, etc., to identify itself individually as a business. | a word or phrase ... (23 of 102 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/trade-name

Merriam-Webster:

trade name [entry 1, noun]

the name used for an article among traders ; "brand name" | the name or style under which a concern does business (21 of 56 words, 2 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/trade name

trade name [entry 2, verb]

to designate with a trade name (6 of 21 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/trade name show=1

Oxford Dictionary:

trade name

a name that has the status of a trademark. | a name by which something is known in a particular trade or profession. (22 of 51 words, 2 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/trade-name

American Heritage Dictionary:

trade name | brand name [sense-specific]

A name used to identify a commercial product or service, which may or may not be registered as a trademark. | The name by which a commodity, service, ... (27 of 49 words, 3 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/trade-name

New World Dictionary:

trade name

the name by which a commodity is commonly known in trade | a name used by a company to describe a product, service, etc., often, specifically, a name ... (27 of 45 words, 3 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/trade-name

Macmillan British Dictionary:

trade name [countable] | trade names [plural]

a name that a company uses for its products (9 of 38 words)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/trade-name

Wiktionary:

trade name | trade names [plural] | brand names [plural] | tradename [plural] | tradenames [plural]

A name used to identify a commercial product or service; may or may not be registered as a trademark. | The name under which a business or firm operates. (28 of 29 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/trade name

Cambridge Dictionary:

brand name | trade name

the name given to a particular product by the company that makes it (13 of 18 words)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/brand-name

Britannica Encyclopedia:

trademark [advertising]

any visible sign or device used by a business enterprise to identify its goods and distinguish them from those made or carried by others. Trademarks ... (25 of 889 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/601724​/trademark

Columbia Encyclopedia:

trademark

distinctive mark placed on or attached to goods by a manufacturer or dealer to identify them as made or sold by that particular firm or person. The ... (27 of 223 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0849222​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

trade name | trade names [plural]

a name given by a manufacturer to a product or service | a name for something that is usually known or used only by people working in the trade | a ... (29 of 57 words, 3 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861721291​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

tradename | tradenames [plural]

Origin: trade + name

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/tradename

trade | traded [past tense] | trading [present participle] | trades [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English trade ("path, course of conduct"), cognate with Old English tredan ("tread"); See Online Etymology Dictionary

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/trade

name | named [past tense] | naming [present participle] | names [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English name, nome, from Old English nama, noma ("name; noun; the particular word used to denote any object of thought not considered in a purely individual character; title; reputation; the reputation of some... (34 of 105 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/name

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

trade name [countable] | trade names [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "trade name"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/trade-name

brand name [countable] | brand names [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "brand name"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/brand-name

Macmillan American Dictionary:

trade name [countable] | trade names [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "trade name"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/trade-name

brand name [countable] | brand names [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "brand name"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/brand-name

Cambridge Dictionary:

trade name

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "trade name"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "trade name"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/trade-name

brand name

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "brand name"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "brand name"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/brand-name

Google Dictionary:

trade name | trade names [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "trade name"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=trade name

brand name | brand names [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "brand name"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=brand name

YourDictionary Audio:

trade name

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "trade name" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/trade-name

brand name

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "brand name"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/brand-name

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