Business

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Etymology

From Middle English busines, bisynes, from Old English {{ang|bisiġnes||business, busyness}}, equivalent to Template:Suffix. Compare also Template:L/en.

Pronunciation

Noun

Business (plural [[~es#|~es]])
  1. (Articlescountable) A specific commercial enterprise or establishment.
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  2. (Articlescountable) A person's occupation, work, or trade.
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  3. (Articlesuncountable) Commercial, industrial, or professional activity.
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  4. (Articlesuncountable) The volume or amount of commercial trade.
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  5. (Articlesuncountable) One's dealings; patronage.
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  6. (Articlesuncountable) Private commercial interests taken collectively.
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  7. (Articlesuncountable) The management of commercial enterprises, or the study of such management.
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  8. (Articlescountable) A particular situation or activity.
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  9. (Articlescountable) An objective or a matter needing to be dealt with.
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  10. (Articlesuncountable) Something involving one personally.
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  11. (ArticlesuncountableArticles, parliamentary procedure) Matters that come before a body for deliberation or action.
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  12. (ArticlestravelArticles, uncountable) Business class, the class of seating provided by airlines between first class and coach.
  13. (Articlesacting) Action carried out with a prop or piece of clothing, usually away from the focus of the scene.
  14. (ArticlescountableArticles, rare) The collective noun for a group of ferrets.
  15. (ArticlesuncountableArticles, slangArticles, UK) Something very good; top quality. (possibly from "the bee's knees")
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  16. (ArticlesslangArticles, uncountable) Excrement, particularly that of a non-human animal.
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Derived terms

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Translations

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Adjective

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  1. Of, to, pertaining to or utilized for purposes of conducting trade, commerce, governance, advocacy or other professional purposes.
    • 1897, Reform Club (New York, N.Y.) Sound Currency Committee, Sound currency, Volumes 4-5, page cclii,
      They are solely business instruments. Every man's relation to them is purely a business relation. His use of them is purely a business use.
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    • 1996, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, American Law Reports: Annotations and Cases, Volume 35, page 432,
      .<scribunto-parser-error> the fact that the injured party came to the insured premises for solely business purposes precluded any reliance on the non-business pursuits exception (§ 1 1 2[b]).
    • 2003, Marvin Snider, Compatibility Breeds Success: How to Manage Your Relationship with Your Business Partner, page 298,
      Both of these partnerships have to cope with these dual issues in a more complicated way than is the case in solely business partnerships.
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  2. Professional, businesslike, having concern for good business practice.
    • 1889, The Clothier and furnisher, Volume 19, page 38,
      He is thoroughly business, but has the happy faculty of transacting it in a genial and courteous manner.
    • 1909, La Salle Extension University, Business Administration: Business Practice, page 77,
      .<scribunto-parser-error> and the transaction carried through in a thoroughly business manner.
    • 1927, Making of America Project, Harper's Magazine, Volume 154, page 502,
      Sometimes this very subtle contrast becomes only too visible, as when in wartime Jewish business men were almost lynched because they were thoroughly business men and worked for profit.
    • 2009, Frank Channing Haddock, Business Power: Supreme Business Laws and Maxims that Win Wealth, page 231,
      The moral is evident: do not invest in schemes promising enormous and quick returns unless you have investigated them in a thoroughly business manner.
  3. Supporting business, conducive to the conduct of business.

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Finnish

Etymology

From .

Pronunciation

  • [ˈbisnes]
  • [ˈpisnes]
  • [ˈbusinesː]

Noun

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  1. Template:Alternative spelling of

Declension

This spelling does not fit nicely into Finnish declension system and is therefore seldom used, and mainly in nominative singular.

Pronunciation "bisnes": Template:Fi-decl Pronunciation "business": Template:Fi-decl

Usage notes

It may be advisable to avoid using this term in writing.

Synonyms

  • See Synonyms-section under bisnes

French

Etymology

Borrowed from

Noun

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  1. business, firm, company
  2. business, affairs

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Italian

Etymology

From [[business#|business]].

Pronunciation

  • /ˈbiznis/

Noun

Business {{[[Modèle:|]]|}} (invariable)

  1. business (commercial enterprise)

Synonyms


Tatar

Etymology

Late loanword from .

Noun

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  1. business

Declension

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References

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