Definitions for commercialkəˈmɜr ʃəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•mer•cialkəˈmɜr ʃəl(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of commerce.

    Category: Business

  2. produced, marketed, etc., with emphasis on salability, profit, or the like:

    a commercial book.

    Category: Business

  3. able or likely to yield a profit.

    Category: Business

  4. suitable for a wide popular market:

    commercial uses for satellites.

    Category: Business

  5. engaged in, used for, or suitable to commerce or business, esp. of a public or nonprivate nature:

    commercial vehicles.

    Category: Business

  6. not entirely or chemically pure:

    commercial soda.

    Category: Chemistry

  7. of or designating a grade of beef between standard and utility.

    Category: Animal Husbandry, Cooking

  8. paid for by advertisers:

    commercial television.

    Category: Showbiz

  9. (n.)a paid advertisement or promotional announcement on radio or television.

    Category: Showbiz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. commercial, commercial message(adj)

    a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television

  2. commercial(adj)

    connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises

    "commercial trucker"; "commercial TV"; "commercial diamonds"

  3. commercial(adj)

    of or relating to commercialism

    "a commercial attache"; "commercial paper"; "commercial law"

  4. commercial, commercial-grade(adj)

    of the kind or quality used in commerce; average or inferior

    "commercial grade of beef"; "commercial oxalic acid"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. commercial(adjective)əˈmɜr ʃəl

    relating to commerce

    a commercial enterprise; the country's commercial center

  2. commercialəˈmɜr ʃəl

    making a profit

    a purely commercial relationship; The movie was a commercial success.

  3. commercialəˈmɜr ʃəl

    (of radio and TV stations) operating using money from advertising

    a commercial station

  4. commercial(noun)əˈmɜr ʃəl

    an advertisement on TV or radio


  1. commercial(Noun)

    An advertisement in a common media format, usually radio or television.

  2. commercial(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to commerce.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commercial(adj)

    of or pertaining to commerce; carrying on or occupied with commerce or trade; mercantile; as, commercial advantages; commercial relations

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commercial' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1282

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commercial' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2512

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commercial' in Adjectives Frequency: #156

Translations for commercial

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


connected with commerce

Private cars are allowed to use this road but not commercial vehicles.

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