- The definition of business is an occupation or trade and the purchase and sale of products or services to make a profit.
- An example of business is farming.
- An example of business is a house sale.
A gardening shop is this mans business.
business definition by Webster's New World
- one's work, occupation, or profession
- a special task, duty, or function
- rightful concern or responsibility: no one's business but his own
- a matter, affair, activity, etc.: the business of packing for a trip
- the buying and selling of commodities and services; commerce; trade
- a commercial or industrial establishment; store, factory, etc.
- the trade or patronage of customers
- commercial practice or policy
- a bit of action in a drama, as pouring a drink, intended to establish character, take up a pause in dialogue, etc.
Origin: Middle English bisinesse ; from Old English bisignes: see busy and amp; -ness
- of or for business
- Bridge designating a double intended to penalize one's opponents
business definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The occupation, work, or trade in which a person is engaged: the wholesale food business.b. A specific occupation or pursuit: the best designer in the business.
- Commercial, industrial, or professional dealings: new systems now being used in business.
- A commercial enterprise or establishment: bought his uncle's business.
- Volume or amount of commercial trade: Business had fallen off.
- Commercial dealings; patronage: took her business to a trustworthy salesperson.
- a. One's rightful or proper concern or interest: “The business of America is business” (Calvin Coolidge).b. Something involving one personally: It's none of my business.
- Serious work or endeavor: got right down to business.
- An affair or matter: “We will proceed no further in this business” (Shakespeare).
- An incidental action performed by an actor on the stage to fill a pause between lines or to provide interesting detail.
- Informal Verbal abuse; scolding: gave me the business for being late.
- Obsolete The condition of being busy.
Origin: Middle English businesse, from bisi, busy; see busy.
business - Business Definition
business - Investment & Finance Definition
An organized entity whose purpose is to sell services or goods to customers in order to earn a profit for the owners.Webster's New World Finance and Investment Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
business - Phrases/Idioms
do business with
- to engage in commerce with
- to have dealings with
do one's (or its) business
give (or get) the businessâ