n.1.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.
2.Social intercourse; the dealings of one person or class in society with another; familiarity.
3.Sexual intercourse.
4.A round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to exchange, barter, or trade.
Chamber of commerce
See Chamber.
v. i.1.To carry on trade; to traffic.
[imp. & p. p. Commerced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Commercing.]
Beware you commerce not with bankrupts.
- B. Jonson.
2.To hold intercourse; to commune.
Commercing with himself.
- Tennyson.
Musicians . . . taught the people in angelic harmonies to commerce with heaven.
- Prof. Wilson.
Noun1.commerce - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
2.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
3.commerce - social exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc.

BILLS PAYABLE, COMMERCE. Engagements which a merchant has entered into in writing, and which he is to pay on their becoming due. Pard. n. 85.

COMMERCE, trade, contracts. The exchange of commodities for commodities; considered in a legal point of view, it consists in the various agreements which have for their object to facilitate the exchange of the products of the earth or industry of man, with an intent to realize a profit. Pard. Dr. Coin. n. 1. In a narrower sense, commerce signifies any reciprocal agreements between two persons, by which one delivers to the other a thing, which the latter accepts, and for which he pays a consideration; if the consideration be money, it is called a sale; if any other thing than money, it is called exchange or barter. Domat, Dr. Pub. liv. 1, tit. 7, s. 1, n. 2. Congress have power by the constitution to regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes. 1 Kent. 431; Story on Const. Sec. 1052, et seq. The sense in which the word commerce is used in the constitution seems not only to include traffic, but intercourse and navigation. Story, Sec. 1057; 9 Wheat. 190, 191, 215, 229; 1 Tuck. Bl. App. 249 to 252. Vide 17 John. R. 488; 4 John. Ch. R. 150; 6 John. Ch. R. 300; 1 Halst. R. 285; Id. 236; 3 Cowen R. 713; 12 Wheat. R. 419; 1 Brock. R. 423; 11 Pet. R. 102; 6 Cowen, R. 169; 3 Dana, R. 274; 6 Pet. R. 515; 13 S. & R. 205.

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