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Business meaning

business - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. a rightful concern or responsibility; " it's none of your business"; " mind your own business"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Any particular occupation or employment engaged in for livelihood or gain, as agriculture, trade, art, or a profession.
  4. 4. Financial dealings; buying and selling; traffic in general; mercantile transactions.
  5. 5. That which one has to do or should do; special service, duty, or mission.
  6. 6. The position, distribution, and order of persons and properties on the stage of a theater, as determined by the stage manager in rehearsal.
  7. 7. Care; anxiety; diligence.
  8. 8. Affair; concern; matter; - used in an indefinite sense, and modified by the connected words.
  9. 9. Employment; occupation; trade; a matter or affair.

business - examples of usage

  1. She spoke of him, but never of his business.
  2. He could not sell the business. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  3. The business is not what it was." - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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