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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commerce  \Com"merce\,  n. 
 
  Note:  (Formerly  accented  on  the  second  syllable.)  [F. 
  commerce,  L.  commercium  com-  +  merx,  mercis, 
  merchandise.  See  {Merchant}.] 
  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. 
 
  The  public  becomes  powerful  in  proportion  to  the 
  opulence  and  extensive  commerce  of  private  men. 
  --Hume. 
 
  2.  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. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  Sexual  intercourse.  --W.  Montagu. 
 
  4.  A  round  game  at  cards,  in  which  the  cards  are  subject  to 
  exchange,  barter,  or  trade  --Hoyle. 
 
  {Chamber  of  commerce}.  See  {Chamber}. 
 
  Syn:  Trade  traffic;  dealings;  intercourse;  interchange; 
  communion;  communication. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commerce  \Com*merce"\  (?  or  ?),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Commerced}; 
  p>.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Commercing}.]  [Cf.  F.  commercer,  fr  LL 
  commerciare.] 
  1.  To  carry  on  trade  to  traffic.  [Obs.] 
 
  Beware  you  commerce  not  with  bankrupts.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  2.  To  hold  intercourse;  to  commune.  --Milton. 
 
  Commercing  with  himself.  --Tennyson. 
 
  Musicians  .  .  .  taught  the  people  in  angelic 
  harmonies  to  commerce  with  heaven.  --Prof. 
  Wilson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commerce 
  n  1:  transactions  having  the  objective  of  supplying  commodities 
  [syn:  {commercialism},  {mercantilism}] 
  2:  the  federal  department  that  promotes  and  administers 
  domestic  and  foreign  trade  (including  management  of  the 
  census  and  the  patent  office);  created  in  1913  [syn:  {Department 
  of  Commerce},  {Commerce  Department},  {Commerce}] 
  3:  social  exchange,  esp.  of  opinions,  attitudes,  etc 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Commerce,  CA  (city,  FIPS  14974) 
  Location:  33.99537  N,  118.15024  W 
  Population  (1990):  12135  (3330  housing  units) 
  Area:  16.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Commerce,  GA  (city,  FIPS  19112) 
  Location:  34.20588  N,  83.46118  W 
  Population  (1990):  4108  (1724  housing  units) 
  Area:  12.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  30529 
  Commerce,  MO  (town,  FIPS  15760) 
  Location:  37.15809  N,  89.44656  W 
  Population  (1990):  173  (67  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Commerce,  OK  (city,  FIPS  16500) 
  Location:  36.93188  N,  94.86994  W 
  Population  (1990):  2426  (1107  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  74339 
  Commerce,  TX  (city,  FIPS  16240) 
  Location:  33.23816  N,  95.90077  W 
  Population  (1990):  6825  (3139  housing  units) 
  Area:  16.5  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  75428 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  COMMERCE,  n.  A  kind  of  transaction  in  which  A  plunders  from  B  the 
  goods  of  C,  and  for  compensation  B  picks  the  pocket  of  D  of  money 
  belonging  to  E. 
 
 




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