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Definition 1: the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money - [noun denoting act]

Samples where business or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he's not in my line of business

Synonyms for business in the sense of this definition

(business is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of business ) the occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies

(... is a kind of business ) the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business

(... is a kind of business ) an occupation for which you are especially well suited

"in law he found his true metier"

(... is a kind of business ) an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)

(... is a kind of business ) the skilled practice of a practical occupation

"he learned his trade as an apprentice"

(... is a kind of business ) a job involving drudgery and confinement

(... is a kind of business ) a job in an organization

"he occupied a post in the treasury"

(... is a kind of business ) the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed

"he applied for an appointment in the treasury"

(... is a kind of business ) the occupation for which you are paid

"he is looking for employment" "a lot of people are out of work"

(... is a kind of business ) the particular occupation for which you are trained

(... is a kind of business ) your occupation or line of work

"he's in the plumbing game" "she's in show biz"

(... is a kind of business ) agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life

"farming is a strenuous life" "there's no work on the land any more"

(... is a kind of business ) the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

(... is a kind of business ) the occupation and skills of a confectioner

(... is a kind of business ) providing food and services

Definition 2: the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects - [noun denoting act]

Samples where business or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • computers are now widely used in business

Synonyms for business in the sense of this definition

(business is a kind of ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

(... is a kind of business ) a commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit

(... is a kind of business ) the business of selling merchandise at a discount

(... is a kind of business ) the business of selling real estate

(... is a kind of business ) the business of drawing public attention to goods and services

(... is a kind of business ) the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution

(... is a kind of business ) the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution

(... is a kind of business ) the business of packing

"his business is packaging for transport"

(... is a kind of business ) a large-scale farming enterprise

(... is a kind of business ) the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones

"their main business is home construction" "workers in the building trades"

(... is a kind of business ) the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials

(... is a kind of business ) the commercial activity of providing funds and capital

(... is a kind of business ) a commercial enterprise owned by the people who work for it

(... is a kind of business ) the business of providing services to tourists

"Tourism is a major business in Bermuda"

(... is a kind of business ) a particular kind of commercial enterprise

"they are outstanding in their field"

(... is a kind of business ) the organized action of making of goods and services for sale

"American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"

(... is a kind of business ) the commercial enterprise of storing goods and materials

(... is a kind of business ) the business of a butcher

(... is a kind of business ) the occupation of catching fish for a living

(business is a part of ...) activity undertaken as part of a commercial enterprise

(... is part of business) the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold

"without competition there would be no market" "they were driven from the marketplace"

(business is the domain which ... is member of) (of business) not active or brisk

"business is dull (or slow)" "a sluggish market"

(business is the domain which ... is member of) 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"

(business is the domain which ... is member of) a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)

(business is the domain which ... is member of) a joint partner (as in a business enterprise)

(business is the domain which ... is member of) a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.)

"he shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag"

(business is the domain which ... is member of) a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)

"economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation"

(business is the domain which ... is member of) change from governmental to private control or ownership

"The oil industry was privatized"

(business is the domain which ... is member of) (of especially business assets) having physical substance and intrinsic monetary value

"tangible property like real estate" "tangible assets such as machinery"

(business is the domain which ... is member of) unsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company (used of attempts to buy or take control of a business)

"hostile takeover" "hostile tender offer" "hostile bid"

(business is the domain which ... is member of) (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership

(business is the domain which ... is member of) business concerns collectively

"Government and business could not agree"

(business is the domain which ... is member of) (business) too much capitalization (the sale of more stock than the business warrants)

(business is the domain which ... is member of) the volume of commercial activity

"business is good today" "show me where the business was today"

(business is the domain which ... is member of) the activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.)

"her smooth operation of the vehicle gave us a surprisingly comfortable ride"

(business is the domain which ... is member of) a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)

(business is the domain which ... is member of) a public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence

(business is the domain which ... is member of) a public building in which a variety of games of chance can be played (operated as a business)

(business is the domain which ... is member of) intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)

(business is the domain which ... is member of) a medium that disseminates moving pictures

"theater pieces transferred to celluloid" "this story would be good cinema" "film coverage of sporting events"

(business is the domain which ... is member of) people who transact business (especially business executives)

(business is the domain which ... is member of) (of especially business assets) not having physical substance or intrinsic productive value

"intangible assets such as good will"

Definition 3: the volume of commercial activity - [noun denoting act]

Samples where business or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • business is good today
  • show me where the business was today

(business is a kind of ...) activity undertaken as part of a commercial enterprise

(... is a kind of business ) the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers

"even before noon there was a considerable patronage"

(... is a kind of business ) very large and profitable volume of commercial activity

(business belongs to category ...) the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects

"computers are now widely used in business"

Definition 4: incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect - [noun denoting act]

Samples where business or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his business with the cane was hilarious

Synonyms for business in the sense of this definition

(business is a kind of ...) the performance of a part or role in a drama

(... is a kind of business ) (Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention

"play it straight with no shtik"

Definition 5: an immediate objective - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where business or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gossip was the main business of the evening

(business is a kind of ...) the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

"the sole object of her trip was to see her children"

(... is a kind of business ) something you have to do

"he minded his own specialized occasions"

Definition 6: a rightful concern or responsibility - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where business or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it's none of your business
  • mind your own business

(business is a kind of ...) something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness

"New York traffic is a constant concern" "it's a major worry"

Definition 7: a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it - [noun denoting group]

Samples where business or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he bought his brother's business
  • a small mom-and-pop business
  • a racially integrated business concern

Synonyms for business in the sense of this definition

(business is a kind of ...) an organization created for business ventures

"a growing enterprise must have a bold leader"

(... is a kind of business ) the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments

"he worked for a brokerage house"

(... is a kind of business ) the members of a business venture created by contract

(... is a kind of business ) a business engaged in manufacturing some product

(... is a kind of business ) a business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular area

(... is a kind of business ) a business that builds and repairs ships

(... is a kind of business ) (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership

(... is a kind of business ) a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages

(... is a kind of business ) the business of a broker; charges a fee to arrange a contract between two parties

(... is a kind of business ) a business or organization that provides a particular service, especially the mediation of transactions between two parties

(... is a kind of business ) a business that is less successful than expected

(... is a kind of business ) a business engaged in processing agricultural products and preparing them for market

(business is a member of ...) an administrative unit in government or business

(business belongs to category ...) the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects

"computers are now widely used in business"

(business is the domain which ... is member of) a room where goods are packaged and shipped

Definition 8: customers collectively - [noun denoting group]

Samples where business or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they have an upper class clientele

Synonyms for business in the sense of this definition

(business is a kind of ...) (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

"old people" "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

Definition 9: business concerns collectively - [noun denoting group]

Samples where business or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Government and business could not agree

Synonyms for business in the sense of this definition

(business is a kind of ...) a social group that forms part of the society or the economy

"the public sector"

(... is a kind of business ) commercial enterprises organized and financed on a scale large enough to influence social and political policies

"big business is growing so powerful it is difficult to regulate it effectively"

(business belongs to category ...) the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects

"computers are now widely used in business"

(business is the domain which ... is member of) form a corporation

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