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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. Affair; concern; matter; - used in an indefinite sense, and modified by the connected words.
  19. The interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale, between different countries or between populations within the same country. It includes trade ( the buying, selling, or exchanging of commodities, whether wholesale or retail) and business ( the purchase and sale of goods to make a profit). ( From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, p411, p2005 & p283)
  20. Employment; trade; profession; something necessary to be done; duty; mission; right of action; affair; matter; vocation; engagement.
  21. Pertaining to business.
  22. Employment: engagement: trade, profession, or occupation: one's concerns or affairs: a matter or affair.
  23. Employment; occupation; trade; a matter or affair.
  24. An occupation; trade; profession; calling.
  25. A matter or affair; interest; concern; duty.
  26. 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.
  27. Employment; occupation; trade; profession; concerns or affairs; duty; a matter.
  28. Employment; occupation; anything that demands attention; affairs; matter under consideration; something to be done.
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Quotes of business

  1. Second, we have to make the most of the strengths we have, the amenities that many of our competitors cannot replicate. But again, those advantages won't mean much if we don't do a great job with the basics of our business – Gerard Arpey
  2. Decreased business base increases overhead. So does increased business base. – Norman Ralph Augustine
  3. Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally. – Ulrich Beck
  4. Of course, everybody makes mistakes, and we've all been young and stupid. But people need to have a sense of respect, particularly in this business because hundreds of people are ready to take your place at any time. Maybe some people should think about that. – Sophia Bush
  5. I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth. – Charlie Chaplin
  6. The things I really learned, I learned from watching my parents. They take care of business Always have. – Kevin Eubanks
  7. It's very eclectic, the way one chooses subjects in the movie business especially in the commercial movie business You need to develop material yourself or material is presented to you as an assignment to direct. – John Frankenheimer
  8. That's probably a problem for some people in this business they don't like to listen. – Desmond Harrington
  9. People don't know how hard it is to have your own business – Suge Knight
  10. I hate the actor and audience business An author should be in among the crowd, kicking their shins or cheering them on to some mischief or merriment. – David Herbert Lawrence
  11. For capitalism, war and peace are business and nothing but business – Karl Liebknecht
  12. Be it $15 million here and $11 million there, it takes hundreds of millions to be successful in this business – David Neeleman
  13. I think Microsoft will have to change. I think that the business of Microsoft, the company of Microsoft, is going to continue to succeed. But I think the business model of Microsoft is going to have to change. – Tim O'Reilly
  14. Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera. – David Ogilvy
  15. I'd fired anyone who was involved with Creed. I didn't want anything to do with the music business The entire press and industry hated me, so what was the point? – Scott Stapp

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

Rhymes for business

  • nonbusiness;
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