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Definitions of business

  1. customers collectively; " they have an upper class clientele"
  2. incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect; " his business with the cane was hilarious"
  3. the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; " he's not in my line of business"
  4. the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; " computers are now widely used in business"
  5. the volume of business activity; " business is good today"; " show me where the business was today"
  6. a rightful concern or responsibility; used in such phrases as" it's none of your business" or" mind your own business"
  7. an immediate objective; " gossip was the main business of the evening"
  8. business concerns collectively; " Government and business could not agree"
  9. a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; " he bought his brother's business"; " a small mom- and- pop business"; " a racially integrated business concern"
  10. a rightful concern or responsibility; " it's none of your business"; " mind your own business"
  11. That which busies one, or that which engages the time, attention, or labor of any one, as his principal concern or interest, whether for a longer or shorter time; constant employment; regular occupation; as, the business of life; business before pleasure.
  12. Any particular occupation or employment engaged in for livelihood or gain, as agriculture, trade, art, or a profession.
  13. Financial dealings; buying and selling; traffic in general; mercantile transactions.
  14. That which one has to do or should do; special service, duty, or mission.
  15. The position, distribution, and order of persons and properties on the stage of a theater, as determined by the stage manager in rehearsal.
  16. Care; anxiety; diligence.
  17. Of or pertaining to merchants, or the business of merchants; having to do with trade, or the buying and selling of commodities; commercial.
  18. Employment; trade; profession; something necessary to be done; duty; mission; right of action; affair; matter; vocation; engagement.
  19. Pertaining to business.
  20. Employment: engagement: trade, profession, or occupation: one's concerns or affairs: a matter or affair.
  21. Employment; occupation; trade; a matter or affair.
  22. An occupation; trade; profession; calling.
  23. A matter or affair; interest; concern; duty.
  24. Relating to business. To do the business for a man, to kill, destroy, or ruin him. To make it one's business, to see to it.
  25. Employment; occupation; trade; profession; concerns or affairs; duty; a matter.
  26. Employment; occupation; anything that demands attention; affairs; matter under consideration; something to be done.
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Usage examples for business

  1. That was Mr. Ned's business. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. " It is my business to suppose so," he answered. – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  3. I came to see you on- I suppose you might call it business. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  4. What would you want to leave a good business like this for? – The Flockmaster of Poison Creek by George W. Ogden
  5. I know all about it: I have made it my business to find it out. – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  6. What business have you got to wonder about me? – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner
  7. With that business on the Zeelander? – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  8. If it's a business it's a business. – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  9. My business is not with them. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  10. Now, I think your business is to make them want to do it. – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  11. But there was some business I couldn't get out of." – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  12. It's him that my business is with now. – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. Well, and what about the business now? – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  14. " Always time for business; sit down. – Tip Lewis and His Lamp by Pansy
  15. That's where I do business. – Shorty McCabe on the Job by Sewell Ford
  16. People in business always are. – Philistia by Grant Allen
  17. Bad business, I am afraid, Jeekie. – The Yellow God An Idol of Africa by H. Rider Haggard
  18. It is my business now. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  19. The business men are the people. – All-Wool Morrison by Holman Day
  20. And what is your business in this place? – The Bronze Bell by Louis Joseph Vance
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