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Definition of business:

  1. Affair; concern; matter; - used in an indefinite sense, and modified by the connected words.
  2. Any particular occupation or employment engaged in for livelihood or gain, as agriculture, trade, art, or a profession.
  3. Care; anxiety; diligence.
  4. Financial dealings; buying and selling; traffic in general; mercantile transactions.
  5. Of or pertaining to merchants, or the business of merchants; having to do with trade, or the buying and selling of commodities; commercial.
  6. 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.
  7. That which one has to do or should do; special service, duty, or mission.
  8. The position, distribution, and order of persons and properties on the stage of a theater, as determined by the stage manager in rehearsal.

Synonyms:

credit line, agate line, blood, stage business, parentage, origin, line of merchandise, matter, championship, stemma, subscriber line, air, work, line of descent, furrow, trading, assembly line, disdain, argumentation, task, melodic phrase, fear, cable, avocation, communication channel, byplay, line of reasoning, worry, outfit, melody, art, commercial enterprise, phone line, channel, blood line, business enterprise, dividing line, melodic line, bloodline, pipeline, note, argument, seam, rail line, strain, line of credit, lineage, telephone line, commercial, headache, backing, monetary, problem, crease, group, chore, business sector, traffic, military control, stock, production line, line of products, clientele, relevant, custom, telephone circuit, demarcation, occupancy, personal line of credit, backup, employ, railway line, thing, billet, ancestry, line of business, tune, personal credit line, product line, craft, business organisation, crinkle, short letter, course, condescension, racket, business organization, transmission line, line of work, line, business line, contrast, logical argument, care, patronage, pedigree, lookout, vexation, bank line, descent, pursuit, moving in, handicraft, house, caper, business concern, wrinkle.

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