Definition of Commerce

1. Noun. Transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services).

2. 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. Noun. Social exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc..
Generic synonyms: Conversation

Definition of Commerce

1. n. 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. v. i. To carry on trade; to traffic.

Definition of Commerce

1. Noun. (business) 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. ¹

2. Noun. Social intercourse; the dealings of one person or class in society with another; familiarity. ¹

3. Noun. Sexual intercourse. ¹

4. Noun. A round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to exchange, barter, or trade. ¹

5. Verb. (dated) To carry on trade; to traffic. ¹

6. Verb. (dated) To hold intercourse; to commune. ¹

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Definition of Commerce

1. to commune [v -MERCED, -MERCING, -MERCES] - See also: commune

Medical Definition of Commerce

1. 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). (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Commerce

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Literary usage of Commerce

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1. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam ( Smith, Joseph Shield Nicholson (1895)
"THAT the erection and maintenance of the public works which facilitate the commerce of any country, such as (,-oocl roads, bridges, navigable canals, ..."

2. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (2000)
"The river's earliest commerce was in great barges— keelboats, ... In time this commerce increased until it gave employment to hordes of rough and hardy men; ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, George Walter Prothero, Sir Adolphus William Ward (1903)
"For her remissness in permitting the sailing or coaling of the commerce-destroyers Great Britain subsequently paid the sum of £3100000 to the United States; ..."

4. The Constitutional Law of the United States by Westel Woodbury Willoughby (1910)
"INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN commerce. 287. The commerce Clause: Its Importance. In this chapter will be considered the respective powers of the Federal ..."

5. The Spirit of Laws by Charles de Secondat Montesquieu (1766)
"Of Laws m relation to commerce, ... commerce is a cure for the moft ... that where- ever we find agreeable manners, there commerce ..."

6. The Library, the School and the Child by Ralph Lester Power, John Whitehall Emery (1917)
"Boston Chamber of commerce Library The Boston Chamber of commerce contains a library and reading room adjoining the Boston Stock Exchange on the third floor ..."

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