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Meaning of COMMERCE

Pronunciation:  'kâmurs, 'kâmurs

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
  2. [n]  social exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc.
  3. [n]  the federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913

COMMERCE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: Commerce Department, commercialism, Department of Commerce, mercantilism
 See Also: Bureau of the Census, business, business enterprise, carriage trade, Census Bureau, commercial enterprise, conversation, dealing, dealings, defrayal, defrayment, distribution, evasion, exchange, executive department, exportation, exporting, importation, importing, initial offering, initial public offering, interchange, IPO, marketing, merchandising, National Weather Service, nonpayment, payment, selling, shipping, trade, trading, traffic, transaction, transport, transportation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Com"merce\, n.
    Note: (Formerly accented on the second syllable.) [F.
          commerce, L. commercium; com- + merx, mercis,
          merchandise. See {Merchant}.]
    1. 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
             The public becomes powerful in proportion to the
             opulence and extensive commerce of private men.
    2. 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.
    3. Sexual intercourse. --W. Montagu.
    4. A round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to
       exchange, barter, or trade. --Hoyle.
    {Chamber of commerce}. See {Chamber}.
    Syn: Trade; traffic; dealings; intercourse; interchange;
         communion; communication.
  2. \Com*merce"\ (? or ?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Commerced};
    p>. pr. & vb. n. {Commercing}.] [Cf. F. commercer, fr. LL.
    1. To carry on trade; to traffic. [Obs.]
             Beware you commerce not with bankrupts. --B. Jonson.
    2. To hold intercourse; to commune. --Milton.
             Commercing with himself.              --Tennyson.
             Musicians . . . taught the people in angelic
             harmonies to commerce with heaven.    --Prof.
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