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parts of speech:
noun, adjective
mean business
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the activity or profession of buying and/or selling goods or services.
He's decided to go into business instead of becoming a teacher.I'm looking for a book on becoming successful in business.
definition 2: a specific commercial enterprise, or the place where such an enterprise is carried on.
Our accountant does the taxes for our business.After only a year, the business failed.She owns two businesses: a card shop and a restaurant.Many of the businesses on this block have closed.
company, concern, establishment, firm, house, industry, office, shop, store
similar words:
agency, corporation, enterprise, partnership, team
definition 3: the buying and selling activities engaged in by a commercial enterprise or enterprises, or the transactions engaged in by customers in connection with an enterprise.
Our company does a great deal of business with companies in Asia.This manufacturer and retailer have been doing business for years.If we are not satisfied with your company's services, we will take our business elsewhere.These clients are unpleasant to deal with, but we need their business.
definition 4: the amount or volume of trade; commerce.
Business was way down last quarter.When the weather is hot, business picks up at the ice cream stand.
commerce, trade, traffic
similar words:
buying, merchandising, selling
definition 5: a particular sphere of commercial enterprise.
We've been in the restaurant business for over forty years.The entertainment business is a hard one to break into.
similar words:
industry, trade
definition 6: the field or area in which a person works; trade.
What business are you in?
calling, career, employment, job, line, métier, occupation, position, profession, trade, vocation, work
similar words:
avocation, craft, livelihood, living, pursuit, task
definition 7: a duty or matter that appropriately concerns one (specified) person or group and no one else.
It's my business to see that the work gets done.How much money I make is my business and no concern of yours.When the journalist pressed for more information about what happened, the officer said it was police business.
affair, problem, province, question, responsibility
similar words:
case, concern, department, duty, function, issue, obligation, task
definition 8: a particular matter, process, or event.
The woman's disappearance was a strange business.
affair, circumstance, event, happening, matter, occurrence, process, situation
similar words:
case, concern, issue, question, thing
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phrase: mean business
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or relating to commercial business.
She's getting a degree in business administration.He's not very skilled in business dealings.
commercial, financial, merchant
similar words:
Word Builder: business +
  • businessman:
    a man who works in business.
  • businesswoman:
    a woman who works in business.
  • businessperson:
    a person who works in business.
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broader category that includes business
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some parts of a business
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some things used in businesses
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