- of, relating to, or characteristic of commerce.
- engaged in commerce.
- prepared, done, or acting with sole or chief emphasis on salability, profit, or success: a commercial product; His attitude toward the theater is very commercial.
- able to yield or make a profit: We decided that the small oil well was not commercial.
- suitable or fit for a wide, popular market: Communications satellites are gradually finding a commercial use.
- suitable for or catering to business rather than private use: commercial kitchen design; commercial refrigeration.
- (of a vehicle or its use)
- engaged in transporting passengers or goods for profit.
- civilian and public, as distinguished from military or private.
- not entirely or chemically pure: commercial soda.
- catering especially to traveling salespeople by offering reduced rates, space for exhibiting products, etc.: a commercial hotel.
- (in U.S. government grading of beef) graded between standard and utility.
- paid for by advertisers: commercial television.
- Radio and Television. a paid advertisement or promotional announcement.
- (in U.S. government grading of beef)
- a low-quality grade of beef between standard and utility.
- a cut of beef of this grade.
- British Informal. a traveling salesperson.
Origin of commercial
Examples from the Web for commercially
I can't think of another XXX company quite as diverse or dark that's also so commercially successful.My ‘Kink’ Nightmare: James Franco’s BDSM Porn Documentary ‘Kink’ Only Tells Part of the Story
August 30, 2014
Commercially, stocks, advertising, publishing, the early radio industry—all that stuff was still downtown.When New York City Hit Its Stride
July 17, 2014
From the rise of the rosebud niche to headlines about STDs outbreaks, the XXX industry may be commercially icky.Too Hot for Google: Why The Internet Giant Is Scared of Porn
July 12, 2014
It was, however, a colossal flop—critically and commercially—with Lynch later regretting sacrificing final cut.Doomed Passion Projects of Hollywood: The Lost Classics of Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, and More
March 28, 2014
Or, as Behr puts it, “No else is as commercially unrealistic as us.”This Book Will Change the Way You Eat
December 19, 2013
Commercially it is often made from franklinite in the following way.An Elementary Study of Chemistry
I look at this commercially, as a question of demand and supply.The Crusade of the Excelsior
Commercially it is one of the most important ports of Europe.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
Commercially the term borax is sometimes applied to all these materials.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
It was doing him injury morally, socially, commercially, that he was sure of.Jennie Gerhardt
- of, connected with, or engaged in commerce; mercantile
- sponsored or paid for by an advertisercommercial television
- having profit as the main aimcommercial music
- (of goods, chemicals, etc) of unrefined quality or presentation and produced in bulk for use in industry
- a commercially sponsored advertisement on radio or television
Word Origin and History for commercially
"an advertisement broadcast on radio or TV," 1935, from commercial (adj.).