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  Definition 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; "it''s none of your business"; "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 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"
  9. customers collectively; "they have an upper class clientele"
Similar Words: stage business, byplay, occupation, job, line of work, line, commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business sector, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisation, clientele, patronage

 

Hyponyms: shtik, schtik, shtick, schtick, sport, farming, land, game, biz, career, calling, vocation, employment, work, appointment, position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation, treadmill, salt mine, trade, craft, profession, metier, medium, accountancy, accounting, photography, catering, tourism, touristry, fishing, butchery, butchering, storage, industry, manufacture, field, field of operation, line of business, employee-owned enterprise, employee-owned business, finance, discount business, real-estate business, advertising, publicizing, publication, publishing, printing, packaging, agribusiness, agriculture, factory farm, construction, building, transportation, shipping, transport, venture, patronage, land-office business, occasions, big business, agency, brokerage, carrier, common carrier, chain, firm, house, business firm, franchise, dealership, manufacturer, maker, manufacturing business, partnership, processor, shipbuilder, underperformer

 

Part Meronyms: market, marketplace

 

Derivational Morphology: absorb, engross, engage, occupy, patronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep going

 

Language Translations:
Catalan: negoci   Chinese: 商业  
Danish: branche   Dutch: zaken  
Estonian: äri   Finnish: ammatti  
French: affaire   Hebrew: עסקים  
Hungarian: üzlet   Indonesian: bisnis  
Interlingua: negotios   Japanese: ビジネス  
Maltese: negozjant   Polish: zajęcie  
Portuguese: negócios   Spanish: negocio  
Telugu: వ్యాపారము  
 
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