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, 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

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

  2. Commerce(noun)

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

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

  3. Commerce(noun)

    sexual intercourse

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

  4. Commerce(noun)

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

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

  5. Commerce(verb)

    to carry on trade; to traffic

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

  6. Commerce(verb)

    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

How to pronounce commerce?

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How to say commerce in sign language?

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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. Anita Brookner:

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

  2. Elijah Cummings:

    The president's assertion does not change the fact that the attorney general and the secretary of commerce are sadly in contempt.

  3. Daniel Wells:

    As we know firsthand, Amazon's business model too often neglects the well-being of the workers who make the e-commerce giant so incredibly successful.

  4. Nate Weisshaar:

    We think the shift to e-commerce is just going to create more demand for warehouses and while those aren't the sexiest parts of the industry, that's where the demand is.

  5. Mayor Mike Rawlings:

    I do not believe this event is good for our city's brand, this is a business that participates in the commerce of sex, pure and simple.

Images & Illustrations of commerce

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