- An example of commerce is trade between two countries.
- An example of commerce is the social or intellectual exchanges amongst a group of friends.
- the buying and selling of goods, esp. when done on a large scale between cities, states, or countries; trade
- social intercourse
- Rare sexual intercourse
Origin of commerceFrench ; from Classical Latin commercium ; from com-, together + merx, merchandise: see market
- The buying and selling of goods, especially on a large scale, as between cities or nations. See Synonyms at business.
- Intellectual exchange or social interaction.
- Sexual intercourse.
Origin of commerceFrench, from Old French, from Latin commercium : com-, com- + merx, merc-, merchandise.
(countable and uncountable, plural commerces)
- (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.
- 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.
(third-person singular simple present commerces, present participle commercing, simple past and past participle commerced)
- (dated) To carry on trade; to traffic.
- Beware you commerce not with bankrupts. -B. Jonson.
- (dated) To hold intercourse; to commune.
- Commercing with himself. -Tennyson.
- Musicians ... taught the people in angelic harmonies to commerce with heaven. -Prof. Wilson.
commerce - Legal Definition