- 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.
- commerce city,
- commercial agency,
- commercial art,
- commercial attaché,
- commercial bank,
- commercial break
Origin of commercial
Examples from the Web for commercial
These days weather should never cause a commercial airliner to crash.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|Danielle Belton|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Then the commercial weight loss behemoths Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig joined this crowded field.
Nor should we ever assume that weather alone, however extreme, should be fatal to a commercial flight.
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|Clive Irving|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For commercial purposes the English method of making the spawn into bricks has some advantages over the French "flake" process.
Mr. Butler, for all his commercial and political responsibility, was as much a child to her as any.The Financier|Theodore Dreiser
Commercial samples of linseed oil, when cold-drawn, have a much higher iodine absorption, probably due to the same cause.
By these two treaties all the lands east of Fort Snelling were opened to settlement and commercial exploitation.Old Fort Snelling|Marcus L. Hansen
He had been brought up a commercial man, and until lately held to the free trade principles of commercial men.Reminiscences of a Canadian Pioneer for the last Fifty Years|Samuel Thompson
1680s, "pertaining to trade," from commerce + -al (1). Meaning "paid for by advertisements" (in reference to radio, TV, etc.) is from 1932; meaning "done for the sake of financial profit" (of art, etc.) is from 1871. Related: Commercially.
"an advertisement broadcast on radio or TV," 1935, from commercial (adj.).