What does commerce mean?

Definitions for commerce
ˈkɒm ərscom·merce

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. commerce, commercialism, mercantilismnoun

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

  2. Department of Commerce, Commerce Department, Commerce, DoCnoun

    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. commercenoun

    social exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc.

Wiktionary

  1. commercenoun

    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. commercenoun

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

  3. commercenoun

    Sexual intercourse.

  4. commercenoun

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

  5. commerceverb

    To carry on trade; to traffic.

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

  6. commerceverb

    To hold intercourse; to commune.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commercenoun

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. commercer, fr. LL. commerciare.]

  2. Commercenoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. commercer, fr. LL. commerciare.]

  3. Commercenoun

    sexual intercourse

    Etymology: [Cf. F. commercer, fr. LL. commerciare.]

  4. Commercenoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. commercer, fr. LL. commerciare.]

  5. Commerceverb

    to carry on trade; to traffic

    Etymology: [Cf. F. commercer, fr. LL. commerciare.]

  6. Commerceverb

    to hold intercourse; to commune

    Etymology: [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)

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. commerce

    Was not much practised by the Romans. The principal objects of their water-carriage were the supply of corn, still termed annona, and the tribute and spoils of conquered countries.

Editors Contribution

  1. commerce

    The system of businesses, companies, enterprises and organizations within an economy.

    The facets of commerce are varied and very interesting.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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

Examples of commerce in a Sentence

  1. Democratic House manager Adam Schiff:

    In the category of you can't make this stuff up, the judge says if the Congress can't enforce its subpoenas in court, then what remedy is there ? And the Justice Department and Commerce Department lawyer's response is impeachment.

  2. Goldman Sachs:

    We see the company as negatively positioned with respect to the changes in the retail environment as the e-commerce channel grows, furthermore, c. 60 percent of Unilever's sales come from (emerging markets), for which we expect structurally lower growth versus prior years and more competition in mass-market categories from local companies.

  3. Wicha Mahakun:

    The accused colluded to violate criminal law. The deal never happened. There was no government-to-government deal, the NACC has resolved to charge former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyapirom and Poom Sarapol, former deputy commerce minister, a total of 21 ministers and private sector employees.

  4. Prabhu Ram:

    Flipkart and Amazon are neck-to-neck in the e-commerce wars, in terms of their product offerings, their initiatives to bolster affordability and increase consumer confidence, and most importantly, their last-mile delivery initiatives.

  5. Kiran Pedada:

    This deal will provide Reliance Retail with ready access to an established e-commerce platform, reliance Jio will get access to Amazon's technology and Reliance Jio global knowledge and experience.

Images & Illustrations of commerce

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