2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Commercial \Com*mer"cial\, adjective [Cf. F. commercial.] Of or pertaining to commerce; carrying on or occupied with commerce or trade; mercantile; as, commercial advantages; commercial relations. "Princely commercial houses." --Macaulay.

{Commercial college}, a school for giving instruction in commercial knowledge and business.

{Commercial law}. See under {Law}.

{Commercial note paper}, a small size of writing paper, usually about 5 by 71/2 or 8 inches.

{Commercial paper}, negotiable paper given in due course of business. It includes bills of exchange, promissory notes, bank checks, etc.

{Commercial traveler}, an agent of a wholesale house who travels from town to town to solicit orders.

Syn: See {Mercantile}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises; "commercial trucker"; "commercial TV"; "commercial diamonds" [ant: {noncommercial}]

2: of or relating to commercialism; "a commercial attache"; "commercial paper"; "commercial law"

3: of the kind or quality used in commerce; average or inferior; "commercial grade of beef"; "commercial oxalic acid" [syn: {commercial}, {commercial-grade}]


1: a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television [syn: {commercial}, {commercial message}]

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