noun \ˈkä-(ˌ)mərs\

: activities that relate to the buying and selling of goods and services

Full Definition of COMMERCE

:  social intercourse :  interchange of ideas, opinions, or sentiments
:  the exchange or buying and selling of commodities on a large scale involving transportation from place to place

Examples of COMMERCE

  1. He was the Secretary of Commerce under the last President.
  2. <a government agency in charge of regulating interstate commerce>

Origin of COMMERCE

Middle French, from Latin commercium, from com- + merc-, merx merchandise
First Known Use: 1537

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite


verb \ˈkä-(ˌ)mərs, kə-ˈmərs\

Definition of COMMERCE

intransitive verb
:  commune

First Known Use of COMMERCE



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