Definitions of commerce

  1.   To carry on trade; to traffic.
  2.   Social intercourse; the dealings of one person or class in society with another; familiarity.
  3.   Interchange of commodities; traffic; intercourse.
  4.   The interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale, between different countries or between populations within the same country. It includes trade ( the buying, selling, or exchanging of commodities, whether wholesale or retail) and business ( the purchase and sale of goods to make a profit). ( From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, p411, p2005 & p283)
  5.   social exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc.
  6.   Sexual intercourse.
  7.   transactions ( sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities ( goods and services)
  8.   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
  9.   As defined by the Lanham Act, trade that the federal government is authorized to regulate. To qualify for federal trademark protection and registration, a mark must have first been used in commerce. In practice, this means that a product or service must be sold outside of the state in which it originates, be advertised out of state or cater to travelers, such as a hotel, before it can qualify for trademark protection.
  10.   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.
  11.   Exchange of goods or productions, as between states or nations; extended trade; intercourse.
  12.   To hold intercourse; to commune.
  13.   Interchange of merchandise on a large scale between nations or individuals: extended trade or traffic: intercourse: fellowship.
  14.   To commune.
  15.   Interchange of merchandise on a large scale between nations or individuals; intercourse.
  16.   An interchange in commodities between natione or individuals; trade; traffic; intercourse; a game at cards.
  17.   the federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade ( including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913
  18.   Trade; traffic; an interchange of productions and manufactures between nations or individuals; intercourse.
  19.   A round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to exchange, barter, or trade.

Quotes of commerce

  1. And you also have to do movies that are about commerce because that's what is required of the industry today. – Halle Berry
  2. The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just. – Anita Brookner
  3. He gave us the lakes for our Northern boundary, and the rivers stretching to the seas upon whose waters floats our commerce to the nations of the world; while man has done all that can be done by science to bind us together. – John Brough
  4. The progress of freedom depends more upon the maintenance of peace, the spread of commerce and the diffusion of education, than upon the labors of cabinets and foreign offices. – Richard Cobden
  5. Commerce is against morality. Morality is going to lose every time. – Robin Day
  6. Saigon is hot, full of atmosphere, activity, and commerce – Brendan Fraser
  7. Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations. – Thomas Gray
  8. Two things are desired in order that intercourse may be had: First, that a minister or agent be allowed to reside at the capital. Second, that commerce between different countries be freely allowed. – Townsend Harris
  9. The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none. – Andrew Jackson
  10. The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it. – Thomas Jefferson
  11. You do not export democracy through the Defense Department or the Defense Secretary. You do it through trade agreements, through the Department of Commerce and favorable agreements with our friends and neighbors across the globe. – Stephen F. Lynch
  12. What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of commerce when he knows not that his plans may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed? – James Madison
  13. It seems that the small movies are a little more risky and cutting -edge. You've got your big commerce and you've got your small films that you're more passionate about. – Robert Patrick
  14. Money is the best rule of commerce – William Petty
  15. Peace and commerce with foreign nations could be more effectually and cheaply cultivated by a common agent; therefore they gave the Federal Government the sole management of our relations with foreign governments. – Robert Toombs

Usage examples for commerce

  1. They shewed great readiness, however, to part with any thing they had, and took from us whatever we offered them in exchange, but were more desirous of iron than of any other of our articles of commerce appearing to be perfectly acquainted with the use of that metal. ” – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  2. And this alike in politics, in commerce and in other material affairs. ” – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  3. He appears to have tried to earn a little money by commerce as well as by map- making. ” – Christopher Columbus by Mildred Stapley
  4. “ I was not sure but that this sort of easy commerce might produce a feeling of complacency which might be mistaken for love. ” – Coelebs In Search of a Wife by Hannah More
  5. What then remains, or what method is discovered of holding commerce with them? ” – A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus With the Encheiridion by Epictetus
  6. He said, " The Department of Commerce has been helpful. ” – Backlash by Winston Marks
  7. But instead of throwing open the western frontier of Germany to free commerce and communication we maintained our blockade and our boycott, thereby forcing New Germany to turn to the East for its ideals and institutions. ” – The New Germany by George Young
  8. Hence, commerce is alternately permitted and forbidden in time of war, as princes think it most for the interest of their subjects. ” – The Laws Of War, Affecting Commerce And Shipping by H. Byerley Thomson
  9. It has some commerce for there were three or four American vessels in the harbour loading with hides. ” – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  10. English merchants feared that American commerce when no longer confined to its old paths by legislation, would somehow find its way to France and Holland and Spain and other countries, until nothing would be left for England. ” – The Critical Period of American History by John Fiske
  11. His first object in giving this order, however, was to get citizens for his towns, and thereby encourage commerce and peaceful occupations. ” – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  12. Value of Foreign Commerce – History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6) by E. Benjamin Andrews
  13. “ I feel that these are complicated words to explain a very simple relation, and I pause to wonder what is left to me if I wished to describe his commerce with Mrs. Harbottle. ” – The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeanette Duncan
  14. Commerce was slow to grow up among them. ” – The Nation in a Nutshell by George Makepeace Towle
  15. Already West India commerce had resumed very nearly its old volume. ” – Union and Democracy by Allen Johnson
  16. It had an enormous commerce – Christopher Columbus by Mildred Stapley
  17. She may stand for the invisible creation no doubt, but she would never have commerce with it. ” – Lore of Proserpine by Maurice Hewlett
  18. The whole Nile is now opened to commerce – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  19. We pass in succession huge buildings devoted to commerce education, religion and law; we pass beautiful gardens, and quickly we arrive at the Temple. ” – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  20. “ Charles V. was perfectly aware that commerce was the strength of the nation, and that the foundation of their commerce was liberty. ” – The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete by Frederich Schiller