a person who trades; a merchant or businessperson.
a ship used in trade, especially foreign trade.
a member of a stock exchange trading privately and not on behalf of customers.

1575–85; trade + -er1

tradership, noun
nontrader, noun
undertrader, noun Unabridged
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trader (ˈtreɪdə)
1.  a person who engages in trade; dealer; merchant
2.  a vessel regularly employed in foreign or coastal trade
3.  (US) stock exchange a member who operates mainly on his or her own account rather than for customers' accounts

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Example sentences for traders
Modern traders instead generally negotiate through a medium of exchange, such
  as money.
Many of them came via traders and soldiers from and in the ottoman empire.
Four times a year a market was held and traders came from the south and the
Early on the canaanites acquired fame as traders across a wide area beyond the
  near east.
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