business

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[Busi·ness]

If you are in Hong Kong to do work, then you’re away on business. The word business can refer to the activities you perform for your job.

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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.

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incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect; "his business with the cane was hilarious"

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the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he''s not in my line of business"

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the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"

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the volume of business activity; "business is good today"; "show me where the business was today"

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a rightful concern or responsibility; "it''s none of your business"; "mind your own business"

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an immediate objective; "gossip was the main business of the evening"

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business concerns collectively; "Government and business could not agree"

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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"

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customers collectively; "they have an upper class clientele"


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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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Care; anxiety; diligence.


Business

Busi"ness , n.; pl. Businesses . [From Busy.] 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?
2. Any particular occupation or employment engaged in for livelihood or gain, as agriculture, trade, art, or a profession. "The business of instruction." Prescott. 3. Financial dealings; buying and selling; traffic in general; mercantile transactions.
It seldom happens that men of a studious turn acquire any degree of reputation for their knowledge of business.
4. That which one has to do or should do; special service, duty, or mission.
The daughter of the King of France, On serious business, craving quick despatch, Importunes personal conference.
What business has the tortoise among the clouds?
5. Affair; concern; matter; -- used in an indefinite sense, and modified by the connected words.
It was a gentle business, and becoming The action of good women.
Bestow Your needful counsel to our business.
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. [Obs.] Chaucer. To do one's business, to ruin one. [Colloq.] Wycherley. -- To make (a thing) one's business, to occupy one's self with a thing as a special charge or duty. [Colloq.] -- To mean business, to be earnest. [Colloq.] Syn. -- Affairs; concern; transaction; matter; engagement; employment; calling; occupation; trade; profession; vocation; office; duty.

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.

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Usage Examples

'10' was amazing! I had no career before '10' and then all of a sudden I was able to do pretty much whatever I was able to do in the business.

'Handsome' means many things to many people. If people consider me handsome, I feel flattered - and have my parents to thank for it. Realistically, it doesn't hurt to be good-looking, especially in this business.

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.

A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.

A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists.

A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.

A business like an automobile, has to be driven, in order to get results.

A business like acting is 90% luck. You can be a star one minute and out of work the next.

A business of high principle generates greater drive and effectiveness because people know that they can do the right thing decisively and with confidence.

A firm, for instance, that does business in many countries of the world is driven to spend an enormous amount of time, labour, and money in providing for translation services.

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