commerce

  • 41commerce —    copulation    Literally, exchange or dealings between people, but long used of copulation, especially if it is outside marriage. Sexual commerce is explicit. Sinful commerce is not thieving or receiving stolen goods but copulating with a… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 42commerce — /ˈkɒmɜs / (say komers) noun 1. 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 or internal commerce); trade;… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 43commerce — 1. noun a) The exchange or buying and selling of commodities; especially the exchange of merchandise, on a large scale, between different places or communities; extended trade or traffic. Fifteen years of thought, observation, and commerce with… …

    Wiktionary

  • 44commerce — [16] Commerce is etymologically related to market, merchandise, merchant, and mercury. It comes, perhaps via French commerce, from Latin commercium ‘trade’, a compound noun formed from the collective prefix com ‘together’ and merx ‘merchandise’.… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 45commerce — noun (U) 1 the buying and selling of goods and services; trade 1 (1): measures promoting local commerce and industry 2 old fashioned relationships and communication between people see also: chamber of commerce …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 46commerce — noun 1) industry and commerce Syn: trade, trading, buying and selling, business, dealing, traffic; (financial) transactions, dealings 2) dated human commerce Syn: relations, dealings, socializing …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 47commerce — [16] Commerce is etymologically related to market, merchandise, merchant, and mercury. It comes, perhaps via French commerce, from Latin commercium ‘trade’, a compound noun formed from the collective prefix com ‘together’ and merx ‘merchandise’.… …

    Word origins

  • 48commerce — n. 1 financial transactions, esp. the buying and selling of merchandise, on a large scale. 2 social intercourse (the daily commerce of gossip and opinion). 3 archaic sexual intercourse. Etymology: F commerce or L commercium (as COM , mercium f.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 49Commerce — n. 1 financial transactions, esp. the buying and selling of merchandise, on a large scale. 2 social intercourse (the daily commerce of gossip and opinion). 3 archaic sexual intercourse. Etymology: F commerce or L commercium (as COM , mercium f.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 50commerce — Synonyms and related words: ESP, act of love, activities, activity, adultery, affair, affairs, answer, aphrodisia, ass, bag, balling, basis, business, carnal knowledge, climax, cohabitation, coition, coitus, coitus interruptus, collegiality,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 51commerce — com|merce [ ka,mɜrs ] noun uncount ** the activity of buying and selling goods and services: TRADE: the needs of industry and commerce …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 52commerce */*/ — UK [ˈkɒmɜː(r)s] / US [ˈkɑˌmɜrs] noun [uncountable] the activity of buying and selling goods and services the needs of industry and commerce …

    English dictionary

  • 53commerce — I. noun Etymology: Middle French, from Latin commercium, from com + merc , merx merchandise Date: 1537 1. social intercourse ; interchange of ideas, opinions, or sentiments 2. the exchange or buying and selling of commodities on a large scale… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 54commerce — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. business, trade, barter; conversation; sex. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. buying and selling, trade, business, dealing; see business 1 , economics . See Synonym Study at business . III (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 55commerce — com·merce || kÉ’mɜːs n. trade, buying and selling …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 56commerce — noun 1》 the activity of buying and selling, especially on a large scale. 2》 dated social dealings between people. 3》 archaic sexual intercourse. Origin C16: from Fr., or from L. commercium trade, trading , based on merx, merc merchandise …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 57commerce — n. 1. Dealing, trade, traffic, business, exchange, mercantile relations, system of exchanges. 2. Intercourse, communication, communion. 3. Carnal, sexual, illicit or criminal intercourse, intercourse, criminal converse, criminal intimacy …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 58Commerce —    Bk In Upper Canada, 50.    See also Trade …

    The makers of Canada

  • 59commerce — n 1. trade, traffic, buying and selling, barter, truck; dealing, transaction, exchange, interchange, reciprocity; business, marketing, merchandising, mercantilism, commercialism; bargaining, negotiating. 2. social relations, conversance,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 60commerce — com·merce …

    English syllables