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Standard Definition

[n] incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect; "his business with the cane was hilarious"
[n] the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
[n] the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
[n] the volume of business activity; "business is good today"; "show me where the business was today"
[n] a rightful concern or responsibility; used in such phrases as"it's none of your business" or"mind your own business"
[n] an immediate objective; "gossip was the main business of the evening"
[n] business concerns collectively; "Government and business could not agree"
[n] 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"
[n] customers collectively; "they have an upper class clientele"


business concern - (4 syllables), business enterprise - (5 syllables), business organisation - (7 syllables), business organization - (7 syllables), business sector - (4 syllables), byplay - (2 syllables), clientele - (3 syllables), commercial enterprise - (6 syllables), concern - (2 syllables), job - (1 syllables), line - (1 syllables), line of work - (3 syllables), occupation - (4 syllables), patronage - (3 syllables), stage business - (3 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Busi"ness\, n.; pl. {Businesses}. [From {Busy}.]
1. 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. Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? --Luke ii. 4
2. Any particular occupation or employment engaged in for livelihood or gain, as agriculture, trade, art, or a profession. ``The business of instruction.'' --Prescott.
3. Financial dealings; buying and selling; traffic in general; mercantile transactions. It seldom happens that men of a studious turn acquire any degree of reputation for their knowledge of business. --Bp. Popteus.
4. That which one has to do or should do; special service, duty, or mission. The daughter of the King of France, On serious business, craving quick despatch, Importunes personal conference. --Shak. What business has the tortoise among the clouds? --L'Estrange.
5. Affair; concern; matter; -- used in an indefinite sense, and modified by the connected words. It was a gentle business, and becoming The action of good women. --Shak. Bestow Your needful counsel to our business. --Shak.
6. (Drama) The position, distribution, and order of persons and properties on the stage of a theater, as determined by the stage manager in rehearsal.
7. Care; anxiety; diligence. [Obs.] --Chaucer. {To do one's business}, to ruin one. [Colloq.] --Wycherley. {To make (a thing) one's business}, to occupy one's self with a thing as a special charge or duty. [Colloq.] {To mean business}, to be earnest. [Colloq.] Syn: Affairs; concern; transaction; matter; engagement; employment; calling; occupation; trade; profession; vocation; office; duty.