noun transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
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
Commerce Department; Department of Commerce; DoC.
noun social exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc.
F. commerce, L. commercium; com- + merx, mercis, merchadise. See Merchant.
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.
The public becomes powerful in proportion to the opulence and extensive commerce of private men.
Social intercourse; the dealings of one person or class in society with another; familiarity.
Fifteen years of thought, observation, and commerce with the world had made him [Bunyan] wiser.
Sexual intercourse.W. Montagu.
A round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to exchange, barter, or trade.Hoyle.Syn. -- Trade; traffic; dealings; intercourse; interchange; communion; communication.
Com*merce" intransitive verb
Cf. F. commercer, fr. LL. commerciare.
imperfect & past participleCommercedp> present & verbal nounCommercing
To carry on trade; to traffic. Obs.
Beware you commerce not with bankrupts.
To hold intercourse; to commune.Milton.
Commercing with himself.
Musicians . . . taught the people in angelic harmonies to commerce with heaven.