- See under .
- an interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale between different countries (foreign commerce) or between different parts of the same country (domestic commerce); trade; business.
- social relations, especially the exchange of views, attitudes, etc.
- sexual intercourse.
- intellectual or spiritual interchange; communion.
- (initial capital letter) Also called Commerce Department. Informal. the Department of Commerce.
- the activity embracing all forms of the purchase and sale of goods and services
- social relations and exchange, esp of opinions, attitudes, etc
1530s, from Middle French commerce (14c.), from Latin commercium “trade, trafficking,” from com- “together” (see ) + merx (genitive mercis) “merchandise” (see (n.)).