an 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 ); trade; business.
social relations, especially the exchange of views, attitudes, etc.
intellectual or spiritual interchange; communion.
(initial capital letter)Also called Commerce Department. Informal. the Department of Commerce.
Other definitions for Commerce (2 of 2)
a town in SW California.
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How to use commerce in a sentence
Over the last five months, publishers have seen a four-fold growth in commerce revenue, according to affiliate network Skimlinks.Beyond the boom and bust cycle: How The Sun grew and stabilized its e-commerce revenue haul | Lucinda Southern | August 27, 2020 | Digiday
Brands that can continue to run ads and other marketing campaigns should do so — that was the consensus during our digital commerce session of Live with Search Engine Land.Replay: Live with Search Engine Land season wrap-up—COVID and marketing disruption | George Nguyen | August 24, 2020 | Search Engine Land
But, it’s clear that Q4 will be another huge quarter for online commerce.
Local links can come from local businesses, local newspapers, local chambers of commerce, and local event sites.Guide: How to structure a local SEO strategy for your business | Christian Carere | August 6, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
With more people browsing through various social media channels, it’s more important than ever for brands to be where their audience is, especially as online commerce continues to rise.Lessons from lockdown: Four content types that users really engage with | Edward Coram James | July 20, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
This is the Mexico that the U.S. Chamber of commerce, and most major U.S. corporations, are eager to call amigo.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting | Ruben Navarrette Jr. | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
“If Charleston harbor needs improvement, let the commerce of Charleston bear the burden,” he said.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern | Lloyd Green | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Spar has a new book titled The Baby Business: How Money, Science and Politics Drive the commerce of Conception.Want Blue Eyes With That Baby?: The Strange New World of Human Reproduction | Eleanor Clift | November 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
E.g., the U.S. Chamber of commerce spent $136.3 million lobbying in 2012 and $74.7 million in 2013.
Following the collapse of the Roman Empire, all of Europe faltered as trade and commerce dried up.How the Vikings Saved Europe and Got a Terrible Reputation | William O’Connor | September 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The relation existing between the balmy plant and the commerce of the world is of the strongest kind.
The carrying of these heavy government debts is a question of the future production of goods, of commerce, and of saving.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
All the other boarders are very young men, almost boys, who are here to learn German or commerce.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
These facts are without a doubt among the most curious that commerce presents.
There are at least two hundred kinds of snuff well known in commerce.
British Dictionary definitions for commerce
the activity embracing all forms of the purchase and sale of goods and services
social relations and exchange, esp of opinions, attitudes, etc
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