(noun, verb)


1. transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

Similar word(s): commercialism, mercantilism

Definition categories: act, dealing, dealings, transaction

2. 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

Similar word(s): doc

Definition categories: group

3. social exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc.

Definition categories: communication, conversation


1. (dated) To carry on trade; to traffic.

- Beware you commerce not with bankrupts. -B. Jonson.

2. (dated) To hold intercourse; to commune.

- Commercing with himself. -Tennyson.Musicians ... taught the people in angelic harmonies to commerce with heaven. -Prof. Wilson.