What does commerce mean?

Definitions for commerceˈkɒm ərs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word commerce.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. commerce, commercialism, mercantilism(noun)

    transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

  2. Department of Commerce, Commerce Department, Commerce, DoC(noun)

    the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913

  3. commerce(noun)

    social exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc.

Wiktionary

  1. commerce(Noun)

    The exchange or buying and selling of commodities; especially the exchange of merchandise, on a large scale, between different places or communities; extended trade or traffic.

  2. commerce(Noun)

    Social intercourse; the dealings of one person or class in society with another; familiarity.

  3. commerce(Noun)

    Sexual intercourse.

  4. commerce(Noun)

    A round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to exchange, barter, or trade.

  5. commerce(Verb)

    To carry on trade; to traffic.

    Beware you commerce not with bankrupts. -B. Jonson.

  6. commerce(Verb)

    To hold intercourse; to commune.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commerce(noun)

    the exchange or buying and selling of commodities; esp. the exchange of merchandise, on a large scale, between different places or communities; extended trade or traffic

  2. Commerce(noun)

    social intercourse; the dealings of one person or class in society with another; familiarity

  3. Commerce(noun)

    sexual intercourse

  4. Commerce(noun)

    a round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to exchange, barter, or trade

  5. Commerce(verb)

    to carry on trade; to traffic

  6. Commerce(verb)

    to hold intercourse; to commune

  7. Origin: [Cf. F. commercer, fr. LL. commerciare.]

Freebase

  1. Commerce

    Commerce is the whole system of an economy that constitutes an environment for business. The system includes legal, economic, political, social, cultural and technological systems that are in operation in any country. Thus, commerce is a system or an environment that affects the business prospects of an economy or a nation-state. It can also be defined as a component of business which includes all activities, functions and institutions involved in transferring goods from producers to consumers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Commerce

    kom′ėrs, n. interchange of merchandise on a large scale between nations or individuals: extended trade or traffic: intercourse: fellowship.—v.i. Commerce′, to trade: to have communication with.—adj. Commer′cial, pertaining to commerce: mercantile.—n. commercial traveller.—ns. Commer′cialism; Commer′cialist; Commer′ciality.—adv. Commer′cially.—Commercial room, a room in a hotel set apart for commercial travellers; Commercial traveller, a person who transacts business as the accredited travelling representative of a trading house to other trading houses. [Fr.,—L. commerciumcom, with, merx, mercis, merchandise.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Commerce

    The interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale, between different countries or between populations within the same country. It includes trade (the buying, selling, or exchanging of commodities, whether wholesale or retail) and business (the purchase and sale of goods to make a profit). (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, p411, p2005 & p283)

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commerce' in Nouns Frequency: #2181

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commerce in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commerce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas Jefferson:

    Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations entangling alliances with none.

  2. Anthony Burgess:

    Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.

  3. Anita Brookner:

    The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.

  4. Gaston Bachelard:

    Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds. In their splendor, images effect a very simple communion of souls.

  5. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    There are billions of dollars of commerce that float through that region of the world, ensuring that free flow of commerce ... is critical to the global economy.

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