Definition of business:
- customers collectively; " they have an upper class clientele"
- incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect; " his business with the cane was hilarious"
- the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; " he's not in my line of business"
- the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; " computers are now widely used in business"
- the volume of business activity; " business is good today"; " show me where the business was today"
- an immediate objective; " gossip was the main business of the evening"
- business concerns collectively; " Government and business could not agree"
- 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"
- a rightful concern or responsibility; " it's none of your business"; " mind your own business"
- 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.
- Any particular occupation or employment engaged in for livelihood or gain, as agriculture, trade, art, or a profession.
- Financial dealings; buying and selling; traffic in general; mercantile transactions.
- That which one has to do or should do; special service, duty, or mission.
- The position, distribution, and order of persons and properties on the stage of a theater, as determined by the stage manager in rehearsal.
- Care; anxiety; diligence.
- Of or pertaining to merchants, or the business of merchants; having to do with trade, or the buying and selling of commodities; commercial.
- Affair; concern; matter; - used in an indefinite sense, and modified by the connected words.
Common misspellings for business:
- buisness (36%)
- bussiness (19%)
- busines (5%)
- bussines (4%)
- busness (4%)
- buissness (4%)
- busniess (3%)
- buiness (3%)
- bussness (2%)
- buisiness (2%)
Examples of usage for business:
A business is what one follows regularly; an occupation is what he happens at any time to be engaged in; trout- fishing may be one's occupation for a time, as a relief from business; business is ordinarily for profit, while the occupation may be a matter of learning, philanthropy, or religion. A profession implies scholarship; as, the learned professions. Pursuit is an occupation which one follows with ardor. An avocation is what calls one away from other work; a vocation or calling, that to which one is called by some special fitness or sense of duty; thus, we speak of the gospel ministry as a vocation or calling, rather than a business. Trade or trading is, in general, the exchanging of one thing for another; in the special sense, a trade is an occupation involving manual training and skilled labor; as, the ancient Jews held that every boy should learn a trade. A transaction is a single action, whether in business, diplomacy, or otherwise; affair has a similar, but lighter meaning; as, this little affair; an important transaction. The plural affairs has a distinctive meaning, including all activities where men deal with one another on any considerable scale; as, a man of affairs. A job is a piece of work viewed as a single undertaking, and ordinarily paid for as such. Trade and commerce may be used as equivalents, but trade is capable of a more limited application; we speak of the trade of a village, the commerce of a nation. Barter is the direct exchange of commodities; business, trade, and commerce are chiefly transacted by means of money, bills of exchange, etc. Business, occupation, etc., may be what one does independently; employment may be in the service of another. Work is any application of energy to secure a result, or the result thus secured; thus, we speak of the work of God. Art in the industrial sense is a system of rules and accepted methods for the accomplishment of some practical result; as, the art of printing; collectively, the arts. A craft is some occupation requiring technical skill or manual dexterity, or the persons, collectively, engaged in its exercise; as, the weaver's craft.