commercial enterprise

Definitions of commercial enterprise

n the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects

business, business enterprise
show 49 types...
hide 49 types...
tourism, touristry
the business of providing services to tourists
the occupation of catching fish for a living
butchering, butchery
the business of a butcher
the commercial enterprise of storing goods and materials
industry, manufacture
the organized action of making of goods and services for sale
field, field of operation, line of business
a particular kind of commercial enterprise
employee-owned business, employee-owned enterprise
a commercial enterprise owned by the people who work for it
the commercial activity of providing funds and capital
discount business
the business of selling merchandise at a discount
real-estate business
the business of selling real estate
advertising, publicizing
the business of drawing public attention to goods and services
publication, publishing
the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution
the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution
the business of packing
agribusiness, agriculture, factory farm
a large-scale farming enterprise
building, construction
the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones
shipping, transport, transportation
the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
a commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit
tourism to exotic or threatened ecosystems to observe wildlife or to help preserve nature
cold storage
refrigerated storage for preservation
stowage, stowing
the act of packing or storing away
the act of storing in tanks
cottage industry
small-scale industry that can be carried on at home by family members using their own equipment
(economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale
industrial enterprise, industrialisation, industrialization
the development of industry on an extensive scale
corporate finance
the financial activities of corporation
financing, funding
the act of financing
high finance
large and complex financial transactions (often used with the implication that those individuals or institutions who engage in them are unethical)
investing, investment
the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
floatation, flotation
financing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares
transacting business with a bank; depositing or withdrawing funds or requesting a loan etc.
hard sell
forceful and insistent advertising
soft sell
suggestive or persuasive advertising
circularisation, circularization
circulating printed notices as a means of advertising
desktop publishing
(computer science) the use of microcomputers with graphics capacity to produce printed materials
republication, republishing
the act of publishing again
a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story
serialisation, serialization
publication in serial form
the act of intaglio printing
issue, publication
the act of issuing printed materials
meat packing, meat-packing business, meatpacking
wholesale packaging of meat for future sale (including slaughtering and processing and distribution to retailers)
unitisation, unitization
the act of packaging cargo into unit loads
construction of inferior buildings for a quick profit
air transport, air transportation
transportation by air
ship traffic
hauling, truckage, trucking
the activity of transporting goods by truck
freight, freightage
transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates
express, expressage
rapid transport of goods
ferry, ferrying
transport by boat or aircraft
Type of:
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism
transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

n an enterprise connected with commerce

show 29 types...
hide 29 types...
co-op, cooperative
a jointly owned commercial enterprise (usually organized by farmers or consumers) that produces and distributes goods and services and is run for the benefit of its owners
the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise
aluminum business, aluminum industry
manufacturers of aluminum considered as a group
apparel industry, fashion business, fashion industry, garment industry, rag trade
makers and sellers of fashionable clothing
banking industry, banking system
banks collectively
automobile industry
the manufacturers of automobiles considered collectively
the operation of aircraft to provide transportation
chemical industry
the manufacturers of chemicals considered collectively
coal industry
the producers of coal considered collectively
computer industry
the manufacturers of computers considered collectively
construction industry, housing industry
an industry that builds housing
electronics industry
the manufacturers of electronic products considered collectively
entertainment industry, show biz, show business
those involved in providing entertainment: radio and television and films and theater
film industry, movie industry
the entertainment industries involved in producing and distributing movies
growth industry
an industry that is growing rapidly
lighting industry
an industry devoted to manufacturing and selling and installing lighting
arms industry, munitions industry
an industry that manufacturers weapons of war
oil business, oil industry, refining industry
an industry that produces and delivers oil and oil products
plastics industry
an industry that manufactures plastic articles
market, securities industry
the securities markets in the aggregate
service industry
an industry that provides services rather than tangible objects
shipbuilding industry
an industry that builds ships
shoe industry
an industry that manufactures and sells shoes
sign industry
an industry that produces signs
steel industry
the industry that makes steel and steel products
sunrise industry
a new industry that is expanding rapidly (especially telecommunications or electronics)
tobacco industry
an industry that manufactures and sells products containing tobacco
toy business, toy industry
an industry that manufactures and sells toys for children
trucking industry
an industry that provides transportation for commercial products
Type of:
an organization created for business ventures

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.