Busi´ness   Pronunciation: bĭz´nĕs
n.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. 49.
2.Any particular occupation or employment engaged in for livelihood or gain, as agriculture, trade, art, or a profession.
3.Financial dealings; buying and selling; traffic in general; mercantile transactions.
4.That which one has to do or should do; special service, duty, or mission.
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.
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.
To do one's business
to ruin one.
To make (a thing) one's business
to occupy one's self with a thing as a special charge or duty.
- Wycherley.
To mean business
to be earnest.
Noun1.Businessbusiness - 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"
2.Businessbusiness - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
3.business - business concerns collectively; "Government and business could not agree"
Synonyms: business sector
4.business - the volume of business activity; "business is good today"; "show me where the business was today"
5.business - a rightful concern or responsibility; "it's none of your business"; "mind your own business"
6.Businessbusiness - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
7.business - an immediate objective; "gossip was the main business of the evening"
8.business - incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect; "his business with the cane was hilarious"
9.business - customers collectively; "they have an upper class clientele"
Synonyms: clientele, patronage
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Business Application Programming Interface
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business deal
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business department
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