Friday, 03 July, 2020

Definition of Business by Merriam-Webster



1a

: a usually commercial or mercantile activity engaged in as a means of livelihood : trade, line

in the restaurant business

b

: a commercial or sometimes an industrial enterprise

also

: such enterprises

the business district

c

: dealings or transactions especially of an economic nature : patronage

took their business elsewhere

2a

: role, function

how the human mind went about its business of learning— H. A. Overstreet

c

: a particular field of endeavor

the best in the business

3

: affair, matter

the whole business got out of hand business as usual

4a

: personal concern

none of your business

b

: right

you have no business speaking to me that way

5a

: serious activity requiring time and effort and usually the avoidance of distractions

got down to business

b

: maximum effort

7

: movement or action (such as lighting a cigarette) by an actor intended especially to establish atmosphere, reveal character, or explain a situation

— called also
stage business

9

: a bowel movement

—used especially of pets

10
archaic

: purposeful activity : busyness

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