• Birthplace of Charles Dickens, 387 Mile End Terrace, Commercial Road, Landport
    Birthplace of Charles Dickens, 387 Mile End Terrace, Commercial Road, Landport
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj commercial connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises "commercial trucker","commercial TV","commercial diamonds"
    • adj commercial of the kind or quality used in commerce; average or inferior "commercial grade of beef","commercial oxalic acid"
    • adj commercial of or relating to commercialism "a commercial attache","commercial paper","commercial law"
    • n commercial a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1987 Playtex premiered the first US TV commercials with real lingerie models displaying their bras and underwear on national television.
    • a Commercial Of or pertaining to commerce; carrying on or occupied with commerce or trade; mercantile; as, commercial advantages; commercial relations. "Princely commercial houses ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Radio and TV producer John Guedel was the originator of the musical commercial.
    • commercial Pertaining or relating to commerce or trade; of the nature of commerce: as, commercial concerns; commercial relations; a commercial transaction.
    • commercial Carrying on commerce; characterized by devotion to commerce: as, a commercial community.
    • commercial Proceeding or accruing from trade: as, commercial benefits or profits.
    • commercial Devoted to commerce: as, a commercial career.
    • commercial Prepared for the market, or merely as an article of commerce; hence, not entirely or chemically pure: as, commercial soda, silver, etc.
    • commercial Synonyms See mercantile.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first commercial espresso machine was manufactured in Italy in 1906.
    • adj Commercial pertaining to commerce: mercantile
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  • Marshall Mcluhan
    “The modern little red riding hood, reared on singing commercials, has no objections to being eaten by the wolf.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “It is only by not paying one's bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere.”
  • Raymond Chandler
    “Such is the brutalization of commercial ethics in this country that no one can feel anything more delicate than the velvet touch of a soft buck.”
  • Dorothy Nevill
    Dorothy Nevill
    “The commercial class has always mistrusted verbal brilliancy and wit, deeming such qualities, perhaps with some justice, frivolous and unprofitable.”
  • Marcel Duchamp
    Marcel Duchamp
    “I am still a victim of chess. It has all the beauty of art -- and much more. It cannot be commercialized. Chess is much purer than art in its social position.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. commercial,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. commerciumcom, with, merx, mercis, merchandise.


In literature:

These military roads caused in the various parts of the empire a wonderful social and commercial revolution.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
The headquarters of the German commercial army in that realm were the offices of the Banca Commerciale in Milan.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
Closely related to Accountancy is Commercial Law.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
At one time grapes were grown commercially on the banks of the Ohio River about Cincinnati and westward into Indiana.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
Commercial agencies usually call this condition a lack of capital.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Mary felt that she had truly passed her commercial novitiate; she made herself admit that a commercial life was hers for all time.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
But there was nothing commercial in his appearance.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
The town of Casilda is its commercial port.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
We save him from the drudgery of commercialism, and open to him the life of the scholar.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
This undertaking, however, did not prosper, and in 1836 he returned to Kingston, where he obtained a post in the Commercial Bank.
"The Day of Sir John Macdonald" by Joseph Pope

In poetry:

The ditch is nearer.
There are no statutes for the last war here;
on Boylston Street, a commercial photograph
shows Hiroshima boiling
"For the Union Dead" by Robert Lowell
Fifth Wire.
A sudden and great commercial crash
Like a current of doom is in my flash,
And thousands will put their hands to-day
On a bubble that winds will blow away.
"The Wires" by Alexander Anderson
Commercial arrangements give prospects of joy,
Fair and firm may be kept every national tie,
And mutual confidence those who betray
Be sent to the bottom of Botany Bay.
"Botany Bay 1786" by Anonymous Oceania
Far on the right, the dim Lancastrian plains,
In pallid distance, glimmer thro' the sky,
Tho', hid by jutting rocks, thy splendid fanes,
Commercial Liverpool, elude the eye.
"Hoyle Lake" by Anna Seward
And when he occupies a college,
Truth is replaced by Useful Knowledge;
He pays particular
Attention to Commercial Thought,
Public Relations, Hygiene, Sport,
In his curricula.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden
I mind the time the bishop came, one day in early spring
We brought him round to see the school, and hear the children sing;
Bedad, I was a toff that day; you'd think I was a dean,
Or some commercial traveller-my thanks to Josephine.
"Josephine" by John O Brien

In news:

Establish a Small Business Innovation Research matching grant program for bioscience companies as well as a dedicated Biosciences Commercialization Fund.
This week, I offer you something to keep you busy between scrimmages and/or commercials during the big game on Sunday.
Chino Commercial Bank sees 28 percent earnings increase.
Moodle, the open-source software for managing courses, is gaining ground on Blackboard , the best-selling commercial system.
Gavin McMichael, owner of The Blacksmith Restaurant in downtown Bend, has put the business up for sale, according to Compass Commercial Real Estate Services.
Fast Forward's Help file: Blaring TV commercials.
I'm tired of having to adjust the volume when some commercials come blaring in louder than the program I'm watching.
Virgin Galactic unveils SpaceShipTwo, latest commercial passenger space ship.
Sir Richard Branson is taking his dream of commercial space travel one step closer to reality.
The commercial has been running for a month.
Lincolnton, N.C.-based VT Leeboy has created a new business division known as Blaw -Knox Commercial Paving Products.
Humana is rapidly expanding a program to coordinate care of its chronically ill Medicare and commercial plan members.
The bombing in the heart of Bogota's busy commercial district killed five people and injured at least 17 others, including Londono.
Thai peanut sauce, commercially prepared, held hot.
Bonny Schumaker, rocket scientist, commercial airline pilot, and animal lover extraordinaire, made a new friend on a recent visit to a farm in Baldwin County.

In science:

The radiation damage can be greatly reduced by using commercial deep-submicron technology for ASIC design.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
Radiation hardness studies performed for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) showed that Kuraray Y11 fibers were the least damaged when compared to other commercially available fibers .
The CDF MiniPlug Calorimeters
Unfortunately the most widely studied DMS, (Ga,Mn)As, shows a Curie temperature (TC ) far below room temperature and therefore appears to be unsuitable for commercial applications.
Self-interaction effects in (Ga,Mn)As and (Ga,Mn)N
Some commercial processes involve preferential alignment of fibres in the direction of manufacture, resulting in anisotropic void distributions.
Information geometric neighbourhoods of randomness and geometry of the McKay bivariate gamma 3-manifold
Both the integral over orientations and the convolution were performed numerically using commercially available routines.
First order isotropic - smectic-A transition in liquid crystal-aerosil gels