commercial Definition

  • 1related to the buying and selling of goods and services
  • 2intended to make a profit
  • 3relating to or engaged in commerce

Using commercial: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "commercial" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The company's new commercial strategy was successful.

  • Example

    The commercial sector is growing rapidly.

  • Example

    The film was a commercial success.

commercial Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for commercial

Antonyms for commercial

  • non-commercial
  • non-profit

Phrases with commercial

  • a short period of time during a television or radio programme when advertisements are shown


    We'll be back after this commercial break.

  • a vehicle used for transporting goods or paying passengers, such as a truck, bus, or taxi


    The road was blocked by a commercial vehicle that had broken down.

  • a financial institution that provides services such as accepting deposits, making loans, and offering basic investment products


    I opened a savings account at a commercial bank near my office.

Origins of commercial

from Latin 'commercium', meaning 'trade'


Summary: commercial in Brief

The term 'commercial' [kəˈmɜːʃl] refers to activities related to buying and selling goods and services for profit. It can describe a company's strategy or a sector of the economy, as well as specific products like 'commercial vehicles.' 'Commercial' is often used in contrast to 'non-commercial' or 'non-profit,' and extends to financial institutions like 'commercial banks.'

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