HyperDic: man_of_affairs

English > 1 sense of the expression man of affairs:
NOUNperson man of affairs, businessmana person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)
English > man of affairs: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive).
InstancesCornell, Ezra CornellUnited States businessman who unified the telegraph system in the United States and who in 1865 (with Andrew D. White) founded Cornell University (1807-1874)
Harriman, E. H. Harriman, Edward Henry HarrimanUnited States railway tycoon (1848-1909)
Hill, J. J. Hill, James Jerome HillUnited States railroad tycoon (1838-1916)
Huntington, Collis Potter HuntingtonUnited States railroad executive who built the western section of the first United States transcontinental railroad (1821-1900)
Marks, Simon Marks, First Baron Marks of BroughtonEnglish businessman who created a retail chain (1888-1964)
Sarnoff, David SarnoffUnited States businessman who pioneered in radio and television broadcasting (1891-1971)
Stanford, Leland StanfordUnited States railroad executive and founder of Stanford University (1824-1893)
Stephenson, George StephensonEnglish railway pioneer who built the first passenger railway in 1825 (1781-1848)
Villard, Henry VillardUnited States railroad magnate and businessman (1835-1900)
Wanamaker, John WanamakerUnited States businessman whose business grew into one of the first department stores (1838-1922)
Ward, Montgomery Ward, Aaron Montgomery WardUnited States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913)
Woolworth, Frank Winfield WoolworthUnited States businessman who opened a shop in 1879 selling low-priced goods and built it into a national chain of stores (1852-1919)
Wurlitzer, Rudolf WurlitzerUnited States businessman (born in German) who founded a company to make pipe organs (1831-1914)
NarroweramalgamatorA businessman who arranges an amalgamation of two or more commercial companies
arbitrageur, arbitrager, arbsomeone who engages in arbitrage (who purchases securities in one market for immediate resale in another in the hope of profiting from the price differential)
baron, big businessman, business leader, king, magnate, mogul, power, top executive, tycoonA very wealthy or powerful businessman
industrialistsomeone who manages or has significant financial interest in an industrial enterprise
oilmanA person who owns or operates oil wells
operatorsomeone who owns or operates a business
owner, proprietor(law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business
small businessmanA businessman who runs a business employing less than 100 people
suit(slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit
syndicatorA businessman who forms a syndicate
transactorsomeone who conducts or carries on business or negotiations
Broaderbusinessperson, bourgeoisA capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise
Spanishempresario, hombre de negocios, negociante
Catalanempresari, home d'empresa, home de negocis

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