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business

 
Noun business has 9 senses
  1. business, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisation - 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"
    --1 is a kind of enterprise
    --1 has members: division
    --1 has particulars:
     agency; brokerage; carrier, common carrier; chain; firm, house, business firm; franchise, dealership; manufacturer, maker, manufacturing business; partnership; processor; shipbuilder; underperformer
  2. commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
    --2 is a kind of commerce, commercialism, mercantilism
    --2 is a part of market, marketplace
    --2 has parts: business activity, commercial activity
    --2 has particulars:
     tourism, touristry; fishing; butchery, butchering; storage; industry, manufacture; field, field of operation, line of business; employee-owned enterprise, employee-owned business; finance; discount business; real-estate business; advertising, publicizing; publication, publishing; printing; packaging; agribusiness, agriculture, factory farm; construction, building; transportation, shipping, transport; venture
  3. business, business sector - business concerns collectively; "Government and business could not agree"
    --3 is a kind of sector
    --3 has particulars: big business
  4. business - the volume of business activity; "business is good today"; "show me where the business was today"
    --4 is a kind of
    business activity, commercial activity
    --4 has particulars: trade, patronage; land-office business
  5. business - a rightful concern or responsibility; "it's none of your business"; "mind your own business"
    --5 is a kind of
    concern, worry, headache, vexation
  6. occupation, business, job, line of work, line - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
    --6 is a kind of activity
    --6 has particulars:
     sport; farming, land; game, biz; career, calling, vocation; employment, work; appointment; position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation; treadmill, salt mine; trade, craft; profession; metier, medium; accountancy, accounting; photography; catering
  7. business - an immediate objective; "gossip was the main business of the evening"
    --7 is a kind of
    aim, object, objective, target
    --7 has particulars: occasions
  8. business, stage business, byplay - incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect; "his business with the cane was hilarious"
    --8 is a kind of acting, playing, playacting, performing
    --8 has particulars: shtik, schtik, shtick, schtick
  9. clientele, patronage, business - customers collectively; "they have an upper class clientele"
    --9 is a kind of people
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