What is the meaning of business?


  • A commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it.
    • usage: "he bought his brother's business"; "a small mom-and-pop business"; "a racially integrated business concern"
  • The activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects.
    • usage: "computers are now widely used in business"
  • The principal activity in your life that you do to earn money.
    • usage: "he's not in my line of business"
  • A rightful concern or responsibility.
    • usage: "it's none of your business"; "mind your own business"
  • An immediate objective.
    • usage: "gossip was the main business of the evening"
  • The volume of commercial activity.
    • usage: "business is good today"; "show me where the business was today"
  • Business concerns collectively.
    • usage: "Government and business could not agree"
  • Customers collectively.
    • usage: "they have an upper class clientele"
  • Incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect.
    • usage: "his business with the cane was hilarious"
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APAWordNet. (2010). Business. Retrieved January 18, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/business/definitions/1191004
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "Business" http://smartdefine.org/business/definitions/1191004 (accessed January 18, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, Business, Smart Define, viewed 18 January, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/business/definitions/1191004>.
MLAWordNet. "Business" 23 October 2010. Web. 18 January 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/business/definitions/1191004>
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