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. (noun)
Social intercourse; the dealings of one person or class in society with another; familiarity. (noun)
Sexual intercourse. (noun)
A round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to exchange, barter, or trade. (noun)
To carry on trade; to traffic. (verb)
To hold intercourse; to commune. (verb)
Examples of word commerce
The more perfect the power of association the greater must be the power to maintain commerce, for _every act of association is an act of commerce_, as it is proposed now to show, beginning at the beginning, in the family, which long precedes the nation.
The architectural appearance of this edifice reminds us a little of the severe style of the florentine architecture; the large doorway is ornamented with the attributes of commerce, as likewise the coping of the edifice; two bas-reliefs, of eight and a half feet high, and sculptured on stone by David, representing the _symbols of navigation and commerce_, decorate the middle of the facade on the first floor.
It's Official: President Obama names GOP Senator Judd Gregg Commerce Secretary The president officially taps New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg, a Republican, for the position of commerce secretary at a ceremony at the White House this morning.
Every branding effort in commerce is an attempt to create a separate identity for a product in the public mind.
No previous use in commerce is required, and a simple affidavit is considered sufficient proof of use for renewal.