Definitions of business

  1. incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect; " his business with the cane was hilarious"
  2. the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; " he's not in my line of business"
  3. the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; " computers are now widely used in business"
  4. the volume of business activity; " business is good today"; " show me where the business was today"
  5. a rightful concern or responsibility; used in such phrases as" it's none of your business" or" mind your own business"
  6. an immediate objective; " gossip was the main business of the evening"
  7. business concerns collectively; " Government and business could not agree"
  8. a rightful concern or responsibility; " it's none of your business"; " mind your own business"
  9. 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.
  10. Any particular occupation or employment engaged in for livelihood or gain, as agriculture, trade, art, or a profession.
  11. Financial dealings; buying and selling; traffic in general; mercantile transactions.
  12. That which one has to do or should do; special service, duty, or mission.
  13. The position, distribution, and order of persons and properties on the stage of a theater, as determined by the stage manager in rehearsal.
  14. Care; anxiety; diligence.
  15. Employment; trade; profession; something necessary to be done; duty; mission; right of action; affair; matter; vocation; engagement.
  16. Employment: engagement: trade, profession, or occupation: one's concerns or affairs: a matter or affair.
  17. Employment; occupation; trade; a matter or affair.
  18. An occupation; trade; profession; calling.
  19. A matter or affair; interest; concern; duty.
  20. Employment; occupation; anything that demands attention; affairs; matter under consideration; something to be done.
  21. Of or pertaining to merchants, or the business of merchants; having to do with trade, or the buying and selling of commodities; commercial.
  22. Pertaining to business.