commerce, commercialism, mercantilism(noun)
transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
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
social exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc.
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.
Social intercourse; the dealings of one person or class in society with another; familiarity.
A round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to exchange, barter, or trade.
To carry on trade; to traffic.
Beware you commerce not with bankrupts. -B. Jonson.
To hold intercourse; to commune.
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
social intercourse; the dealings of one person or class in society with another; familiarity
a round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to exchange, barter, or trade
to carry on trade; to traffic
to hold intercourse; to commune
Origin: [Cf. F. commercer, fr. LL. commerciare.]
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
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. commercium—com, with, merx, mercis, merchandise.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
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
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.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'commerce' in Nouns Frequency: #2181
The numerical value of commerce in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of commerce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of commerce in a Sentence
The Cathedral of Commerce
You have to imagine how complex seafood commerce is.
We should stop going to Chamber of Commerce luncheons.
We are on track for another blockbuster season for e-commerce.
It doesn't selectively encourage crime, it encourages commerce.
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- сношение, наддаване, търговия, общуванеBulgarian
- comerçCatalan, Valencian
- Kommerz, HandelGerman
- kaupankäynti, kauppa, vuorovaikutus, [[sosiaalinen]] [[kanssakäyminen]]Finnish
- rapports, commerceFrench
- מסחר, סחרHebrew
- तिजारत, व्यापार, वाणिज्यHindi
- 商業, 交易, 貿易Japanese
- 교역, 交易, 商業, 무역, 상업, 貿易Korean
- commercie, handelDutch
- коммерция, сношение, общение, торговляRussian
- การค้า, พาณิชย์, ธุรกิจThai
- thương nghiệp, thương mại, buôn bánVietnamese
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