Meaning of business by Wiktionary Dictionary
Explanation of business by Wordnet Dictionary
- IPA: /ˈbɪzˌnəs/ or /ˈbɪzˌnɪs/, X-SAMPA: /"bIzn@s/, /"bIznIs/
- Hyphenation: busi‧ness
- ( countable ) A specific commercial enterprise or establishment .
- ( countable ) A person's occupation, work, or trade .
- ( uncountable ) Commercial, industrial, or professional activity .
- ( uncountable ) The volume or amount of commercial trade .
- ( uncountable ) One's dealings; patronage .
- ( uncountable ) Private commercial interests taken collectively .
- ( uncountable ) The management of commercial enterprises, or the study of such management .
- ( countable ) A particular situation or activity .
- ( countable ) An objective or a matter needing to be dealt with .
- ( uncountable ) Something involving one personally .
- ( uncountable, parliamentary procedure ) Matters that come before a body for deliberation or action .
- ( travel, uncountable ) Business class, the class of seating provided by airlines between first class and coach.
- ( acting ) Action carried out with a prop or piece of clothing, usually away from the focus of the scene.
- ( countable, rare ) The collective noun for a group of ferrets.
- ( uncountable, slang, UK ) Something very good; top quality. ( possibly from "the bee's knees" )
- ( slang, uncountable ) Excrement, particularly that of a non-human animal .
- big business
- business as usual
- business analyst
- business architect
- business before pleasure
- business card
- business class
- business day
- business deal
- business economics
- business end
- business English
- business ethics
- business failure
- business girl
- business intelligence
- business lunch
- business model
- business name
- business plan
- business practice
- business record
- business risk
- business trip
- business trust
- business unit
- business venture
- do business
- family business
- funny business
- get down to business
- give someone the business
- line of business
- mean business
- mind one's own business
- monkey business
- order of business
- out of business
- personal business
- place of business
- show business
- small business
- take care of business
- unfinished business
- Of, to, pertaining to or utilized for purposes of conducting trade, commerce, governance, advocacy or other professional purposes .
- 1897, Reform Club ( New York, N.Y. ) Sound Currency Committee, Sound currency, Volumes 4-5, page cclii,
- 1996, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, American Law Reports: Annotations and Cases, Volume 35, page 432,
- 2003, Marvin Snider, Compatibility Breeds Success: How to Manage Your Relationship with Your Business Partner, page 298,
- Professional, businesslike, having concern for good business practice.
- 1889, The Clothier and furnisher, Volume 19, page 38,
- 1909, La Salle Extension University, Business Administration: Business Practice, page 77,
- 1927, Making of America Project, Harper's Magazine, Volume 154, page 502,
- 2009, Frank Channing Haddock, Business Power: Supreme Business Laws and Maxims that Win Wealth, page 231,
- Supporting business, conducive to the conduct of business.
Explanation of business by Wordnet Dictionary
- he bought his brother's business
- a small mom-and-pop business
- a racially integrated business concern
- Business ( bĭznĕs ), n.; pl. Businesses ( bĭznĕsĕz ). [From Busy.]
1. 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”.
Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? Luke ii. 49.
2. Any particular occupation or employment engaged in for livelihood or gain, as agriculture, trade, art, or a profession. “The business of instruction.” Prescott.
3. Financial dealings; buying and selling; traffic in general; mercantile transactions.
It seldom happens that men of a studious turn acquire any degree of reputation for their knowledge of business. Bp. Popteus.
4. That which one has to do or should do; special service, duty, or mission.
The daughter of the King of France,
On serious business, craving quick despatch,
Importunes personal conference. Shak.
What business has the tortoise among the clouds? L'Estrange.
5. Affair; concern; matter; -- used in an indefinite sense, and modified by the connected words.
It was a gentle business, and becoming
The action of good women. Shak.
Your needful counsel to our business. Shak.
6. ( Drama ) The position, distribution, and order of persons and properties on the stage of a theater, as determined by the stage manager in rehearsal.
7. Care; anxiety; diligence. [Obs.] Chaucer.
To do one's business, to ruin one. [Colloq.] Wycherley. -- To make ( a thing ) one's business, to occupy one's self with a thing as a special charge or duty. [Colloq.] -- To mean business, to be earnest. [Colloq.]
Syn. -- Affairs; concern; transaction; matter; engagement; employment; calling; occupation; trade; profession; vocation; office; duty.
Definition of business by GCIDE Dictionary