Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun business

9 senses of business

Sense 1
business, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisation -- (a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; "he bought his brother's business"; "a small mom-and-pop business"; "a racially integrated business concern")
       => enterprise -- (an organization created for business ventures; "a growing enterprise must have a bold leader")

Sense 2
commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business -- (the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business")
       => commerce, commercialism, mercantilism -- (transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services))

Sense 3
occupation, business, job, line of work, line -- (the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 4
business -- (a rightful concern or responsibility; "it's none of your business"; "mind your own business")
       => concern, worry, headache, vexation -- (something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness; "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry")

Sense 5
business -- (an immediate objective; "gossip was the main business of the evening")
       => aim, object, objective, target -- (the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children")

Sense 6
business -- (the volume of commercial activity; "business is good today"; "show me where the business was today")
       => business activity, commercial activity -- (activity undertaken as part of a commercial enterprise)

Sense 7
business, business sector -- (business concerns collectively; "Government and business could not agree")
       => sector -- (a social group that forms part of the society or the economy; "the public sector")

Sense 8
clientele, patronage, business -- (customers collectively; "they have an upper class clientele")
       => people -- ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience")

Sense 9
business, stage business, byplay -- (incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect; "his business with the cane was hilarious")
       => acting, playing, playacting, performing -- (the performance of a part or role in a drama)

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