- engaged in transporting passengers or goods for profit.
- civilian and public, as distinguished from military or private.
- a low-quality grade of beef between standard and utility.
- a cut of beef of this grade.
Origin of commercial
Related Words for commercialprofitable, financial, wholesale, monetary, economic, exchange, trade, trading, market, retail, commissary, merchandising, sales, supplying, mercenary, investment, fiscal, marketable, pecuniary
Examples from the Web for commercial
Contemporary Examples of commercial
These days weather should never cause a commercial airliner to crash.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501
January 6, 2015
Both high fashion and the fast, commercial fashion of Target are supposed to be about aspiration.One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem
January 2, 2015
Then the commercial weight loss behemoths Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig joined this crowded field.Why Your New Year’s Diet Will Fail
December 30, 2014
Nor should we ever assume that weather alone, however extreme, should be fatal to a commercial flight.Did Bad Weather Bring Down AirAsia 8501?
December 29, 2014
The technology exists to keep us from ever losing a commercial airliner over open seas ever again.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014
December 29, 2014
Historical Examples of commercial
A commercial minister had appeared on the scene, and the shade of Hoskisson had revived.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
The spirit of competition and commercial rivalry was absent.
Nevertheless he was not very sanguine of making it a commercial success.
A commercial pursuit is one in which the thing pursued is a dollar.The Devil's Dictionary
A commercial republic is but an admirable machine for making money.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
"an advertisement broadcast on radio or TV," 1935, from commercial (adj.).