Commerce Definition

commerced, commercing
The buying and selling of goods, esp. when done on a large scale between cities, states, or countries; trade.
Webster's New World
Social intercourse.
Webster's New World
Sexual intercourse.
Webster's New World
The exchange of goods, materials, products, and services or the travel of people.
Webster's New World Law
A round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to exchange, barter, or trade.
To have personal dealings (with)
Webster's New World
(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.

Origin of Commerce

  • From Middle French commerce, from Latin commercium (“commerce, trade”), from com- (“together”) + merx (“good, wares, merchandise”); see merchant, mercenary

    From Wiktionary

  • French from Old French from Latin commercium com- com- merx merc- merchandise

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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