HyperDic: business

English > 9 senses of the word business:
NOUNgroupbusiness, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisationa commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
actbusiness, commercial enterprise, business enterprisethe activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
actbusiness, occupation, job, line of work, linethe principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
cognitionbusinessa rightful concern or responsibility
cognitionbusinessan immediate objective
actbusinessthe volume of commercial activity
groupbusiness, business sectorbusiness concerns collectively
groupbusiness, clientele, patronagecustomers collectively
actbusiness, stage business, byplayincidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect
business > pronunciation
Soundsbih'znahs; bih'znihs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
abyss ... worthiness: 194 rhymes with ihs...
English > business: 9 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it.
Examples
  • "he bought his brother's business"
  • "a small mom-and-pop business"
  • "a racially integrated business concern"
Synonymsconcern, business concern, business organization, business organisation
Category ofshipping roomA room where goods are packaged and shipped
Categorycommercial enterprise, business enterprise, businessThe activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
MembersdivisionAn administrative unit in government or business
NarroweragencyA business that serves other businesses
brokerageThe business of a broker
carrier, common carrierA person or firm in the business of transporting / transporting people or goods or messages
chain(business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership
firm, house, business firmThe members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
franchise, dealershipA business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular area
manufacturer, maker, manufacturing businessA business engaged in manufacturing some product
partnershipThe members of a business venture created by contract
processorA business engaged in processing agricultural products and preparing them for market
shipbuilderA business that builds and repairs ships
underperformerA business that is less successful than expected
BroaderenterpriseAn organization created for business ventures
Spanishasunto de negocios, asunto, empresa, negocio, organización comerical, organización de negocios
Catalannegoci
English > business: 9 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects.
Example"computers are now widely used in business"
Synonymscommercial enterprise, business enterprise
Category ofadministration, disposalA method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)
bankroll, rollA roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.)
businessThe volume of commercial activity
business, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisationA commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
business, business sectorbusiness concerns collectively
business people, businesspeoplePeople who transact business (especially business executives)
capitalistA person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)
chain(business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership
copartnerA joint partner (as in a business enterprise)
dull, slow, sluggish(of business) not active or brisk
establishmentA public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence
film, cinema, celluloidA medium that disseminates moving pictures
gambling house, gambling den, gambling hell, gaming houseA public building in which a variety of games of chance can be played (operated as a business)
hostileunsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company (used of attempts to buy or take control of a business)
intangible(of especially business assets) not having physical substance or intrinsic productive value
operationThe activity of operating / operating something (a machine or business etc.)
overcapitalization, overcapitalisation(business) too much capitalization / capitalization (the sale of more stock than the business warrants)
privatize, privatisechange from governmental to private control or ownership
shrewdness, astuteness, perspicacity, perspicaciousnessintelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
stagnation, stagnancy, doldrumsA state of inactivity (in business or art etc)
tangible(of especially business assets) having physical substance and intrinsic monetary value
Part ofmarket, marketplace, market placeThe world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold
Partsbusiness activity, commercial activityActivity undertaken as part of a commercial ... / commercial enterprise
Narroweradvertising, publicizingThe business of drawing public attention to goods and services
agribusiness, agriculture, factory farmA large-scale farming enterprise
butchery, butcheringThe business of a butcher
construction, buildingThe commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones
discount businessThe business of selling merchandise at a discount
employee-owned enterprise, employee-owned businessA commercial ... / commercial enterprise owned by the people who work for it
field, field of operation, line of businessA particular kind of commercial enterprise
financeThe commercial activity of providing funds and capital
fishingThe occupation of catching fish for a living
industry, manufactureThe organized action of making of goods and services for sale
packagingThe business of packing
printingThe business of producing printed material for sale or distribution
publication, publishingThe business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution
real-estate businessThe business of selling real estate
storageThe commercial enterprise of storing goods and materials
tourism, touristryThe business of providing services / services to tourists
transportation, shipping, transportThe commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
ventureA commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit
Broadercommerce, commercialism, mercantilismtransactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
Spanishempresa, negocio, negocios
Catalanempresa, negoci, negocis
English > business: 9 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe principal activity in your life that you do to earn money.
Example"he's not in my line of business"
Synonymsoccupation, job, line of work, line
Narroweraccountancy, accountingThe occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business
appointmentThe job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed
career, calling, vocationThe particular occupation for which you are trained
cateringProviding food and services
confectioneryThe occupation and skills of a confectioner
employment, workThe occupation for which you are paid
farming, landAgriculture considered as an occupation or way of life
game, bizYour occupation or line of work
metier, mediumAn occupation for which you are especially well suited
photographyThe occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies
position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situationA job in an organization
professionAn occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)
sportThe occupation of athletes who compete for pay
trade, craftThe skilled practice of a practical occupation
treadmill, salt mineA job involving drudgery and confinement
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishempleo, empresa, ocupación, profesión, trabajo
Catalannegoci, ocupació, treball
English > business: 9 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningA rightful concern or responsibility.
Examples
  • "it's none of your business"
  • "mind your own business"
Broaderconcern, worry, headache, vexationSomething or someone that causes anxiety
Spanishasunto, problema
Catalanassumpte
English > business: 9 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningAn immediate objective.
Example"gossip was the main business of the evening"
NarroweroccasionsSomething you have to do
Broaderaim, object, objective, targetThe goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
Spanishasunto
English > business: 9 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningThe volume of commercial activity.
Examples
  • "business is good today"
  • "show me where the business was today"
Categorycommercial enterprise, business enterprise, businessThe activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
Narrowerland-office businessVery large / large / large and profitable volume of commercial activity
trade, patronageThe business given to a commercial establishment by its customers
Broaderbusiness activity, commercial activityActivity undertaken as part of a commercial ... / commercial enterprise
Spanishnegocio
Catalannegoci
English > business: 9 senses > noun 7, group
Meaningbusiness concerns collectively.
Example"Government and business could not agree"
Synonymbusiness sector
Category ofincorporateform a corporation
Categorycommercial enterprise, business enterprise, businessThe activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
Narrowerbig businesscommercial enterprises organized and financed on a scale large / large / large enough to influence social and political policies
BroadersectorA social group that forms part of the society or the economy
Spanishnegocio
English > business: 9 senses > noun 8, group
Meaningcustomers collectively.
Synonymsclientele, patronage
Broaderpeople(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
Spanishclientela, negocio, parroquia, patronaje
Catalanclientela, clients, parròquia
English > business: 9 senses > noun 9, act
MeaningIncidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect.
Example"his business with the cane was hilarious"
Synonymsstage business, byplay
Narrowershtik, schtik, shtick, schtick(Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention
Broaderacting, playing, playacting, performingThe performance of a part or role in a drama
Spanishacción aparte, escena muda

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