Definitions for commerceˈkɒm ərs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•merceˈkɒm ərs(n.)

  1. an interchange of goods or commodities between different countries or between areas of the same country; trade.

    Category: Business

  2. social relations, esp. the exchange of views, attitudes, etc.

  3. sexual intercourse.

Origin of commerce:

1530–40; < MF < L commercium <com-+mercārī to buy <merx goods

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.

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. commerce(noun)ˈkɒm ərs

    buying and selling goods and services

    interstate commerce

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

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.

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


Translations for commerce

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

commerce(noun)

the exchange of goods between nations or people; trade on a large scale

He is engaged in commerce.

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