• The Commerce de Marseille. Captured 1792. 1746
    The Commerce de Marseille. Captured 1792. 1746
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n commerce transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
    • n commerce social exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc.
    • n Commerce 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The New York City Chamber of Commerce is the oldest chamber of commerce in the United States. King George III granted a royal charter for it in 1770.
    • Commerce A round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to exchange, barter, or trade.
    • Commerce Sexual intercourse.
    • Commerce Social intercourse; the dealings of one person or class in society with another; familiarity. "Fifteen years of thought, observation, and commerce with the world had made him [Bunyan] wiser."
    • Commerce 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. "The public becomes powerful in proportion to the opulence and extensive commerce of private men."
    • Commerce To carry on trade; to traffic. "Beware you commerce not with bankrupts."
    • Commerce To hold intercourse; to commune. "Commercing with himself.""Musicians . . . taught the people in angelic harmonies to commerce with heaven."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The US President's Cabinet is composed of: the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Interior, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Health/Human Services, the Secretary of Housing/Urban Development, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Secretary of Education.
    • n commerce Interchange of goods, merchandise, or property of any kind; trade; traffic: used more especially of trade on a large scale, carried on by transportation of merchandise between different countries, or between different parts of the same country, distinguished as foreign commerce and internal commerce: as, the commerce between Great Britain and the United States, or between New York and Boston; to be engaged in commerce.
    • n commerce Social intercourse; fellowship; mutual dealings in common life; intercourse in general.
    • n commerce Sexual intercourse.
    • n commerce A game of cards, played by any number of persons, in which a hand of five cards is dealt to each player, the two players having the poorest hands retiring from the game, this being continued until only two persons are left, who are declared the winners and receive prizes. If, during play, a person in the game speaks to another out of it, he forfeits his hand to him.
    • n commerce Synonyms Business.
    • n commerce Communication; communion; intercourse.
    • commerce To traffic; carry on trade; deal.
    • commerce To hold social intercourse; commune.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Coffee is the second largest item on international commerce in the world.
    • n Commerce kom′ėrs interchange of merchandise on a large scale between nations or individuals: extended trade or traffic: intercourse: fellowship
    • v.i Commerce to trade: to have communication with
    • n Commerce commercial traveller
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  • Thomas Jefferson
    “Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.”
  • Anita Brookner
    “The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “Honor sinks where commerce long prevails.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “The selfish spirit of commerce, which knows no country, and feels no passion or principle but that of gain.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Commerce is a game of skill which everyone cannot play and few can play well.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. commerce, L. commercium,; com-, + merx, mercis, merchandise. See Merchant


In literature:

Germany ceased to be the center of European traffic and commerce.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
How far would England surrender her control of European commerce?
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Beware lest the question of the Alabama break loose to prey upon the true commerce of mankind!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 92, June, 1865" by Various
Commerce with the East sprang up in Europe with civilisation.
"Rulers of India: Albuquerque" by Henry Morse Stephens
You enjoyed the whole commerce before.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
Her commerce was annihilated.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
Mining operations are controlled by the Board of Commerce.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
At the angles of the pedestal are two female figures, Liberty and Commerce, mourning for the alderman.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
This interest concerned our politics, our commerce, our navigation.
"The United States and Latin America" by John Holladay Latané
These treacherous seas have been well named the graveyard of commerce.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou

In poetry:

Then said William Henry Seward,
As he cast his eye to leeward,
"Quite important to our commerce
Is this island of St. Thomas."
"St. Thomas" by Francis Bret Harte
Holland sent merchants thither too,
And peaceful treaties bind,
To conduct upright, fair and true,
All thus in commerce join'd.
"Enigma XXVI." by Elizabeth Hitchener
But if we die, let Freedom cry,
"Long live Free Trade and Plenty;"
And may we see our commerce free,
And not a rogue in twenty!
"Extract From - The Evils Of Monopoly, And The Curses Of War" by Joseph Hodgson
Turrets and towers leap in their place,
When frantic Commerce calls;
And underneath Trade's ruthless hand
Each little homestead falls.
"Manhattan" by Charles Hanson Towne
While art may still its votaries call;
Commerce claim and give its due;
Supplying still the wants of all,
But not the wastings of the few.
"The Factory Town" by Ernest Jones
To show that Heaven no commerce hath,
With felons doomed, within the pit
Those erring miscreants of wrath
On whom the seal of Death is set.
"Banishment Of Man From The Garden Of The Lord" by James Madison Bell

In news:

Commerce's numbers are the benchmark against which other researchers measure their numbers.
Commerce Department numbers say e-retailing grew 19% last year.
During the Bush years, Commerce Department officials liked to quip that they were working for an industrial-policy agency in an Administration that did not believe in industrial policy.
Several employees at the Oklahoma Commerce Department report hearing footsteps and voices and seeing rulers and papers flying off desks.
Oklahoma Commerce Department haunted, some workers say.
How could Rick Perry get rid of the Commerce Department .
Commerce Department conference costs can be hard to pin down.
Scroll down to read the Freeport Area Chamber of Commerce newsletter, The Communicator , online.
As a student of online retailing and an avid collector of business-to-consumer e-commerce statistics, I am used to merchants disclosing their web-related sales in all sorts of ways.
The Military Spouse Career Committee, a sub-committee of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, is compiling a directory of military-spouse-owned businesses.
Lawrence County Judge Dale Freeman (left) and Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Director L.J.
Back to The HooK front page REAL ESTATE- ON THE BLOCK- Compound interest : History and commerce meet in Louisa.
Consumers can customize their laptop or desktop product using the mobile commerce site.
Every company wants its mobile commerce site to be one consumers visit time and again.

In science:

Moreover, logics could contribute not only in solving product information heterogeneity problems, but also to other aspects of e-commerce.
Information Integration and Computational Logic
One such aspect is described in the recent work of that uses Logic Programming to develop a framework for integrating business rules for electronic commerce.
Information Integration and Computational Logic
Pilot applications in e-commerce areas such as negotiations, catalogs and storefronts have been considered.
Information Integration and Computational Logic
In addition, as the sophistication of e-commerce applications increases, we also expect to see a stronger interaction between the Semantic Web and E-commerce communities in the future.
Information Integration and Computational Logic
This interaction could reveal new roles for logic in e-commerce applications including the modeling of business rules , mentioned above, or the specification of workflow .
Information Integration and Computational Logic