[ˈbɪznəs] or [ˈbɪznɪs]


(noun.) incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect; 'his business with the cane was hilarious'.

(noun.) the volume of commercial activity; 'business is good today'; 'show me where the business was today'.

(noun.) a rightful concern or responsibility; 'it's none of your business'; 'mind your own business'.

(noun.) an immediate objective; 'gossip was the main business of the evening'.

(noun.) business concerns collectively; 'Government and business could not agree'.

(noun.) 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'.

珍妮特编辑--From WordNet


(n.) 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.

(n.) Any particular occupation or employment engaged in for livelihood or gain, as agriculture, trade, art, or a profession.

(n.) Financial dealings; buying and selling; traffic in general; mercantile transactions.

(n.) That which one has to do or should do; special service, duty, or mission.

(n.) Affair; concern; matter; -- used in an indefinite sense, and modified by the connected words.

(n.) The position, distribution, and order of persons and properties on the stage of a theater, as determined by the stage manager in rehearsal.

(n.) Care; anxiety; diligence.



n. [1]. Calling, employment, occupation, pursuit, vocation, profession, craft, AVOCATION, walk of life.[2]. Trade, commerce, traffic, dealing.[3]. Concern, matter, affair, transaction.[4]. Office, duty, function.



SYN:Occupation, profession, vocation, transaction, trade, calling, office,employment, interest, duty, affair, matter, concern

ANT:Stagnation, leisure, inactivity



n. employment: engagment: trade profession or occupation: one's concerns or affairs: a matter or affair: (theat.) action as distinguished from dialogue.—adj. Bus′iness-like methodical systematic practical.—Do the business for to settle make an end of: to ruin.—Genteel business (theat.) such parts as require good dressing.—Make it one's business to undertake to accomplish something or see it done; Mean business to be in earnest; Mind one's own business to confine one's self to one's own affairs.—Send about one's business to dismiss promptly.





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