Results for: business
business /bzns/ n. -es 1 [U] activities of people buying and selling goods and services: Business is good in todays economy. 2 [C] an organization of people, buildings, and products or services, a commercial enterprise: The businesses on Main Street include a supermarket, a candy store, and a dry cleaners. 3 [C;U] a type of work, an occupation: She is in the furniture (real estate, fashion, etc.) business. 4 sing. activities necessary for daily living, such as shopping, eating, working, and paying bills: People attend to (or) go about the business of daily living. 5 [U] the amount of money coming into a business: Our business is increasing (going down, etc.). 6 [U] ones own interest or responsibility, a duty: It is the parents business to care for their children. 7 [U] matter, event: That murder last month was a strange business. 8 funny or monkey business: s.t. illegal or dishonest: That house has strange people coming and going; I think there is funny business there. 9 to get down to business: to start talking about business: After talking about the weather, we got down to business about the contract details. 10 to mean business: to be serious, to be earnest: They really mean business. If you dont pay them by next week, theyre going to take you to court. 11 to mind ones own business: not to interfere in the lives of others: You mind your own business and stay out of mine! 12 no business: no right (to do s.t.): You have no business reading my mail! 13 none of your business: not of concern to you 14 to take care of business: to discuss business before pleasure: We met at his office to take care of business, then went for a pleasant lunch.
Thesaurus: business 1 commerce, trade, industry. Ants. inactivity, unemployment. 2 big business,small business, e-business | private sector, public sector | company, store, factory, office 3 job, line of work, career | calling (clergy, teaching) 4 tasks, duties, chores 5 sales volume 6 affair, concern, obligation 7 affair.