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Apple really has no presence in business, and we think Vista's going to have a huge presence in business. We think we're going to help the corporate IT stack save money.
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Meaning of "business" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BUSINESS

Old English bisignis solicitude, attentiveness, from bisigbusy + -nis-ness.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BUSINESS

business  [ˈbɪznɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BUSINESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Business is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BUSINESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

business

Business

A business, also known as an enterprise or a firm, is an organization involved in the trade of goods, services, or both to consumers. Businesses are prevalent in capitalist economies, where most of them are privately owned and provide goods and services to customers in exchange of other goods, services, or money. Businesses may also be not-for-profit or state-owned. A business owned by multiple individuals may be referred to as a company. The etymology of "business" stems from the idea of being busy, and implies socially valuable and rewarding work. A business can mean a particular organization or a more generalized usage refers to an entire market sector, i.e. "the music business". Compound forms such as agribusiness represent subsets of the word's broader meaning, which encompasses all the activity by the suppliers of goods and services.

Definition of business in the English dictionary

The first definition of business in the dictionary is a trade or profession. Other definition of business is an industrial, commercial, or professional operation; purchase and sale of goods and services. Business is also a commercial or industrial establishment, such as a firm or factory.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BUSINESS


agribusiness
ˈæɡrɪˌbɪznɪs
agrobusiness
ˈæɡrəʊˌbɪznɪs
antibusiness
ˌæntɪˈbɪznɪs
awareness
əˈwɛənɪs
darkness
ˈdɑːknɪs
Denis
ˈdɛnɪs
Dennis
ˈdɛnɪs
e-business
ˈiːbɪznɪs
effectiveness
ɪˈfɛktɪvnɪs
fitness
ˈfɪtnɪs
happiness
ˈhæpɪnɪs
illness
ˈɪlnɪs
madness
ˈmædnɪs
nonbusiness
ˌnɒnˈbɪznɪs
penis
ˈpiːnɪs
probusiness
prəʊˈbɪznɪs
tennis
ˈtɛnɪs
thickness
ˈθɪknɪs
tiredness
ˈtaɪədnɪs
Venice
ˈvɛnɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BUSINESS

busily
business account
business accounting
Business and Technology Education Council
business angel
business card
business casual
business centre
business class
business college
business cycle
business end
business expense
business hours
business lunch
business manager
business park
business plan
business process re-engineering
business reply service

WORDS THAT END LIKE BUSINESS

big business
bulkiness
cleanliness
cleanliness is next to godliness
comeliness
core business
craziness
dizziness
do the business
emptiness
family business
friendliness
holiness
in the wilderness
laziness
loneliness
loveliness
readiness
show business
timeliness
trustworthiness

Synonyms and antonyms of business in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BUSINESS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «business» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of business

Translation of «business» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BUSINESS

Find out the translation of business to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of business from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «business» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

商业
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

negocio
570 millions of speakers

English

business
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

व्यापार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أَعْمال تـِجارِيَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дело
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

negócio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যবসায়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

affaires
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perniagaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Handel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ビジネス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사업
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bisnis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

việc kinh doanh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வணிக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्यवसाय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

imprenditoria
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

biznes
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бізнес
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

afacere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επιχείρηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

besigheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

affärer
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bedrift
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of business

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BUSINESS»

The term «business» is very widely used and occupies the 372 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BUSINESS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about business

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10 QUOTES WITH «BUSINESS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word business.
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Bill Ackman
The President is the CEO of this business that we call America.
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Carlos Alazraqui
I used to be kind of bitter and jealous as well, but I get it. It's business.
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Jim Allchin
Apple really has no presence in business, and we think Vista's going to have a huge presence in business. We think we're going to help the corporate IT stack save money.
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Christiane Amanpour
And I really believe good journalism is good business.
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Don Ameche
I never considered acting while growing up. I just knew I didn't want to go into the saloon business: I wanted to get away from Kenosha. And once I left, never, ever did it cross my mind to go back. I went to college and thought I'd study law.
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Prince Andrew
I'll tell you where the injustice is. It's with the person earning £12,000 to £15,000-a-year who is being asked to be restrained by their business or employer. Yet the taxpayer has bailed out the banks, so why are they not showing restraint?
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Warren Beatty
Government is not show business.
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Elliott Bisnow
There is no greater feeling in business than building a product which impacts people's lives in a profound way. When we look around at the thousands of people who have attended Summit gatherings, it makes us smile to see the new friendships, business partnerships and philanthropic initiatives that each event produces.
9
Christie Brinkley
Basically he never went to work and didn't have a job. Of course I thought he did. I thought he was on the phone doing business deals instead of borrowing money from people.
10
Two Chainz
Ludacris is a very smart individual. He's about his business. Everything is business with him. So I learned a lot about making deals from him.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BUSINESS»

Discover the use of business in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to business and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The 100 Best Business Books of All Time: What They Say, why ...
Profiles one hundred top-selected business books in a reference complemented by informative sidebars that recommend movies, novels, and children's books that can impart insights comparable to the lessons in the profiled business books.
Jack Covert, Todd Sattersten, 2009
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Growing a Business
Discusses the prerequisites to starting a business and shares his own start-up strategies
Paul Hawken, 1988
3
Business
This edition closely examines cutting-edge topics like the impact of the economic crisis and political climate on business, green and socially responsible business, and sustainability.
William Pride, Robert Hughes, Jack Kapoor, 2011
4
Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism That ...
In this book, Yunus shows how social business has gone from being a theory to an inspiring practice, adopted by leading corporations, entrepreneurs, and social activists across Asia, South America, Europe and the US. He demonstrates how ...
Muhammad Yunus, 2010
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Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game ...
Co-created by 470 "Business Model Canvas" practitioners from 45 countries, the book features a beautiful, highly visual, 4-color design that takes powerful strategic ideas and tools, and makes them easy to implement in your organization.
Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, 2010
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All You Need to Know About the Music Business
Here is a book for anyone interested in a music career: a comprehensive and crucial guide to making it in one of the world’s most dynamic industries.
Donald S. Passman, 2011
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Business Finance
This text, written specifically for high school students, covers finance fundamentals, long-term and short-term funding sources, business risk management, use of technology, and international finance.
Les Dlabay, James Burrow, 2007
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Business: Its Legal, Ethical, and Global Environment
While exploring the intersection of law, business strategy, and ethics in the text, readers apply the concepts to more than 200 real-world situations and a wealth of learning features, while heightening their own sense of morality.
Marianne Jennings, 2010
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Handbook on Business Process Management 1: Introduction, ...
This Handbook presents in two volumes the contemporary body of knowledge as articulated by the world' s leading BPM thought leaders.
Jan vom Brocke, Michael Rosemann, 2010
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Business
One of the most comprehensive -- yet readable -- surveys of all major facets of business operations and management, this best-selling book moves from broad, general perspectives to focused coverage of specific business functions.
Ricky W. Griffin, Ronald J. Ebert, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BUSINESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term business is used in the context of the following news items.
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The 3 Risks Your Business Should Prepare For This Year
Peter Zaffino: The business world is in a constant state of flux, driven by economic, environmental, technological, geopolitical and societal ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
2
Establish A Niche To Quickly Grow Your Business
One of the most common complaints I hear from businesses executives is about the competitive nature of their business. They'll often say to me ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
3
Software firm Sage brings funding options to its SME customers
LONDON (Reuters) - British software company Sage is tying up with lenders Funding Circle and MarketInvoice to give its small business ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
4
UT grad chooses business
“It's a little different, but I found a new love for business as I was going through college,” Drummond said. “Basketball is something I love; I still ... «Toledo Blade, Jul 15»
5
3 Reasons You Should Sell Your Business
In the back of their heads, many entrepreneurs are thinking, "when should I sell my business?" Owners who ponders over selling their business ... «Entrepreneur, Jul 15»
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Advice for New Entrepreneurs Starting a Business
I'm opening up a small business and want to know what financial services, like banking and taxes, you recommend that most people don't ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Minority business help center relocated
The state-funded Minority Business Assistance Center, which has been housed at the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce for the last 10 ... «Toledo Blade, Jul 15»
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Business travel spending to rise nearly 5 percent this year, report says
U.S. business travel spending is expected to increase 4.9 percent this year, to $302.7 billion, but concerns about the U.S. economy likely will ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
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4 Web Design Trends Your Small Business Should Follow
Not understanding the value of staying relevant is the main reason why many business owners and entrepreneurs are often left asking the ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
10
How to avoid 10 common business video mistakes
Video and marketing experts share tips on how not to make a business video and what steps organizations should take to ensure people will ... «CIO, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Business [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/business>. Sep 2019 ».
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