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business US English

A person’s regular occupation, profession, or trade

business US Thesaurus

Bill's business is electrical engineering

in business US English

Operating, especially in commerce

e-business US English

Another term for e-commerce.

big business US English

Large-scale or important financial or commercial activity

mean business US English

Be in earnest

business card US English

A small card printed with one’s name, professional occupation, company position, business address, and other contact information

business case US English

A justification for a proposed project or undertaking on the basis of its expected commercial benefit

business day US English

Another term for workday.

business edge US English

The sharp or cutting edge of an implement or tool.

business end US English

The functional part of a tool, device, or weapon

business girl US English

A woman or girl who works in business (now somewhat archaic).

business guru US English

A person with influential ideas or theories about business.

business head US English

= business leader.

business jet US English

A (usually small) jet aircraft used for business travel.

business park US English

An area where company offices and light industrial premises are built

business part US English

The part of something that is concerned with business; (now especially) (informal) = business end.

business rate US English

A rate applied to businesses or business customers, as opposed to private individuals.

business suit US English

A plain matching jacket and trousers (or skirt), as worn by office workers

business trip US English

A visit made to a place for work purposes, typically one involving a journey of some distance

business unit US English

another term for strategic business unit.

men's business US English

A subject or activity that is supposedly only of concern or interest to men

show business US English

The theater, movies, television, and pop music as a profession or industry

business casual US English

Relating to or denoting a style of clothing that is less formal than traditional business wear, but is still intended to give a professional and businesslike impression

business class US English

A class of seating on an aircraft that is superior to economy class but less expensive than first class, intended especially for people traveling on business

business cycle US English

A cycle or series of cycles of economic expansion and contraction

business doctor US English

A person who gives business advice professionally.

business double US English

A double made with the intention of increasing the penalty points scored by a partnership if they defeat their opponents' contract

business empire US English

A collection of businesses with shared high-level management, especially one ultimately under the control of one individual.

business ethic US English

A moral principle relating to business; (in plural) a set of such principles conceived of as forming a code of conduct in business.

business hours US English

Another term for office hours.

business leader US English

A person who manages the business operations of an organization, political party, etc.

business letter US English

A (usually formal) letter in which business is reported or transacted.

business lunch US English

A lunch at which commercial transactions are discussed.

business manage US English

To act as a business manager of; (without object) to manage business, or a business.

business-minded US English

Interested in or focused on business; having an aptitude for business.

business model US English

A design for the successful operation of a business, identifying revenue sources, customer base, products, and details of financing

business person US English

A man or woman who works in business or commerce, especially at an executive level

business reply US English

A reply concerning business, especially in response to a business letter.

business school US English

A high-level educational institution at which students study subjects relating to business and commerce, such as economics, finance, and management

business sector US English

= business district.

business-speak US English

A form of language considered characteristic of businesspeople, especially in containing jargon or in being obfuscatory, banal, or clichéd.

business-suited US English

Wearing a business suit; characterized by the wearing of business suits.

business union US English

A union between businesses.

family business US English

A business that is owned or run by members of a single family

funny business US English

Deceptive, disobedient, or lecherous behavior

mixed business US English

A shop which sells groceries and other goods

monkey business US English

Mischievous or deceitful behavior

people business US English

A business in which contact with customers, or customer satisfaction, is (portrayed as) the most important element; a business in a service industry.

small business US English

Small commercial organizations collectively; the owners or managers of these organizations.

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