Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun traffic

4 senses of traffic

Sense 1
traffic -- (the aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time)
       => collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage -- (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)

Sense 2
traffic -- (buying and selling; especially illicit trade)
       => commerce, commercialism, mercantilism -- (transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services))

Sense 3
traffic -- (the amount of activity over a communication system during a given period of time; "heavy traffic overloaded the trunk lines"; "traffic on the internet is lightest during the night")
       => communication, communicating -- (the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow")

Sense 4
dealings, traffic -- (social or verbal interchange (usually followed by `with'))
       => interchange, reciprocation, give-and-take -- (mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb traffic

2 senses of traffic

Sense 1
traffic -- (deal illegally; "traffic drugs")
       => trade, merchandise -- (engage in the trade of; "he is merchandising telephone sets")

Sense 2
traffic -- (trade or deal a commodity; "They trafficked with us for gold")
       => trade, merchandise -- (engage in the trade of; "he is merchandising telephone sets")

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