Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
- US: /ˈkɑ.mɝs/
- UK: /ˈkɒ.mɜs/ (Formerly accented on the second syllable.)
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- (business) 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.
- 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.
- Sexual intercourse.
- A round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to exchange, barter, or trade.
- trade, traffic, dealings, intercourse, interchange, communion, communication
- See also Wikisaurus:sexual intercourse
Derived terms 
- (dated) To carry on trade; to traffic.
- Beware you commerce not with bankrupts. -B. Jonson.
- (dated) To hold intercourse; to commune.
- Commercing with himself. -Tennyson.
- Musicians ... taught the people in angelic harmonies to commerce with heaven. -Prof. Wilson.
- commerce in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- commerce in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
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commerce m (plural commerces)