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Definition of "business" []

  • The occupation, work, or trade in which a person is engaged: the wholesale food business. (noun)
  • A specific occupation or pursuit: the best designer in the business. (noun)
  • Commercial, industrial, or professional dealings: new systems now being used in business. (noun)
  • A commercial enterprise or establishment: bought his uncle's business. (noun)
  • Volume or amount of commercial trade: Business had fallen off. (noun)
  • A trade or profession (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An industrial, commercial, or professional operation; purchase and sale of goods and services (noun)
  • A commercial or industrial establishment, such as a firm or factory (noun)
  • Commercial activity; dealings (esp in the phrase do business) (noun)
  • Volume or quantity of commercial activity (noun)
  • Commercial policy or procedure (noun)
  • Proper or rightful concern or responsibility (often in the phrase mind one's own business) (noun)
  • A special task; assignment (noun)
  • A matter or matters to be attended to (noun)
  • An affair; matter (noun)
  • Serious work or activity (noun)
  • A complicated affair; rigmarole (noun)
  • A vaguely defined collection or area (noun)
  • An incidental action, such as lighting a pipe, performed by an actor for dramatic effect (noun)
  • A group of ferrets (noun)
  • Defecation (esp in the phrase do one's business) (noun)
  • Prostitution (noun)

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Use "business" in a sentence
  • "Follow the latest business news, comment and analysis on Twitter jilltreanor: Quite astonishing that the banks are not compelled to provide details of their own lending commitments under Project Merlin #business about 13 hours, 46 minutes ago jilltreanor: There is nothing in Project Merlin that appears to "force" banks to lend."
  • "He started in again about business, without explaining exactly _what _business he was in."
  • "I understand that companies that have losing business models often find it more profitable to invest outside of their business**, but GM seems to have found the only investment on the planet worse than their own stock."