Definition of business

I was left my father's business.
2. A person's occupation, work, or trade.
He is in the motor business.
I'm going to Las Vegas on business.
3. Commercial, industrial, or professional activity.
He's such a poor cook, I can't believe he's still in business!
We do business all over the world.
4. The volume or amount of commercial trade.
Business has been slow lately.
They did nearly a million dollars of business over the long weekend.
5. One's dealings; patronage.
I shall take my business elsewhere.
6. Private commercial interests taken collectively.
This proposal will satisfy both business and labor.
7. The management of commercial enterprises, or the study of such management.
I studied business at Harvard.
8. A particular situation or activity.
This UFO stuff is a mighty strange business.
9. An objective or a matter needing to be dealt with.
Our principal business here is to get drunk.
Let's get down to business.
10. Something involving one personally.
That's none of your business.
11. Matters that come before a body for deliberation or action.
If that concludes the announcements, we'll move on to new business.
12. Business class, the class of seating provided by airlines between first class and coach.
13. Action carried out with a prop or piece of clothing, usually away from the focus of the scene.
14. The collective noun for a group of ferrets.
15. Something very good; top quality. (possibly from "the bee's knees")
These new phones are the business!
16. Excrement, particularly that of a non-human animal.
Your ferret left his business all over the floor.
As the cart went by, its horse lifted its tail and did its business.
17. Of, to, pertaining to or utilized for purposes of conducting trade, commerce, governance, advocacy or other professional purposes.
"Please do not use this phone for personal calls; it is a business phone."
18. Professional, businesslike, having concern for good business practice.
19. Supporting business, conducive to the conduct of business.
© Wordnet 3.1 & Wiktionary - Combined dictionary for best results.

Example Sentences

I love to travel, but as I run my own business, I cannot travel frequently.
pronunciation pronunciation
Well, actually it is a small family business: a restaurant.
pronunciation pronunciation
My husband has his own business of car buying and selling, and he has shops in various counties.
pronunciation pronunciation
First of all, you had the whole etiquette and protocol associated with the business world, which doesn’t resemble the occidental one at all!
pronunciation pronunciation
He plans to go to university and continue business studies.
pronunciation pronunciation
My husband has his own business of trading cars, and he has various shops in different counties.
pronunciation pronunciation
He also loves design and business.
pronunciation pronunciation
He runs his own food business, ‘Eureka’.
pronunciation pronunciation
For example, giving or receiving a business card from somebody needs to be done using both hands.
pronunciation pronunciation
Today, many businesses use his face and website for advertising.
pronunciation pronunciation

dictionary extension