commercial

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commerce +‎ -ial. From French commercial (of, or pertaining to commerce), from Late Latin commercialis, from Latin commercium.

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commercial (plural commercials)

  1. An advertisement in a common media format, usually radio or television.
  2. (finance) A commercial trader, as opposed to an individual speculator.
  3. (obsolete) A commercial traveller.
    • 1875, George Worsley, Advice to the Young! (page 32)
      I have more than once had to lend a commercial money to pay his fare home; as he had played shell-out and lost the lot.
  4. (slang) A male prostitute.
    • 1972, Alfred Eustace Parker, The Berkeley Police Story (page 133)
      Tom said that homosexuals hate “commercials,” male prostitutes, and if the homosexual was drunk and angry, he might have committed murder.
    • 1987, Paul William Mathews, Male Prostitution: Two Monographs (page 39)
      With the commercials there is no intensity of feeling and no later animosity; there is emotional and sexual fakery, but no prolonged post-sexual bargaining. [] Paradoxically these boys dissociate themselves from the commercials, yet engage in prostitution only when they require the money.

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commercial (comparative more commercial, superlative most commercial)

  1. Of or pertaining to commerce.
    • 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Chapter I,
      A two minutes' walk brought Warwick--the name he had registered under, and as we shall call him--to the market-house, the central feature of Patesville, from both the commercial and the picturesque points of view.
  2. (aviation) Designating an airport that serves passenger and/or cargo flights.
  3. (aviation) Designating such an airplane flight.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin commerciālis, from Latin commercium; equivalent to commerce +‎ -ial

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commercial (feminine singular commerciale, masculine plural commerciaux, feminine plural commerciales)

  1. commercial

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commercial m (plural commerciaux)

  1. a salesman, sales representative

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commercial m (plural commerciaes or commerciais)

  1. Obsolete spelling of comercial

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commercial m or f (plural commerciaes or commerciais)

  1. Obsolete spelling of comercial