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The transfer of a negotiable instrument.
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  1. The transfer of a negotiable instrument.
  2. Discussions between adverse parties, with the goal of resolving their differences. Discussions between adverse parties, with the goal of resolving their differences.
  3. The act or process of negotiating:
A business company or partnership of two or more persons
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  1. A business company or partnership of two or more persons
  2. The name or designation under which a company transacts business.
  3. (Popularly) Any business company, whether or not unincorporated
  1. Related to finances.
  2. Of, relating to, or involving finance, finances, or financiers.
  3. Having dues and fees paid up to date for a club or society.
Of or relating to a nation's currency or coinage.
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  1. Of or relating to a nation's currency or coinage.
  2. Of or having to do with the coinage or currency of a country
  3. Of or having to do with the supply of money in an economy; specif., designating or of policy that regulates the money supply, as through the periodic adjustment of certain interest rates by a central bank
Sponsored by an advertiser or paid for by advertising:
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  1. Sponsored by an advertiser or paid for by advertising:
  2. Engaged in commerce:
  3. Of or connected with commerce or trade
Of or having to do with the publishing of books intended for sale to the general public; specif., designating or of a paperback book of a size similar to a typical hardcover book
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  1. Of or having to do with the publishing of books intended for sale to the general public; specif., designating or of a paperback book of a size similar to a typical hardcover book
  2. Of, by, or for those in a particular business or industry
  3. Of or relating to trade or commerce
The buying and selling of goods, esp. when done on a large scale between cities, states, or countries; trade
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  1. The buying and selling of goods, esp. when done on a large scale between cities, states, or countries; trade
  2. The exchange of goods, materials, products, and services or the travel of people. The exchange of goods, materials, products, and services or the travel of people.
  3. The buying and selling of goods, especially on a large scale, as between cities or nations.
An exchanging of a sum of money of one country or of a depreciated issue for the equivalent in the money of another country or of a current issue
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  1. An exchanging of a sum of money of one country or of a depreciated issue for the equivalent in the money of another country or of a current issue
  2. The checks, drafts, etc. presented to a clearinghouse for exchange and settlement
  3. A central office, or a system operated by it, providing telephone communication in a community or in part of a city
The people working in or associated with a business or industry:
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  1. The people working in or associated with a business or industry:
  2. Dealings or the market involving specified commodities, customers, seasons, etc.
  3. A branch or kind of business:
The number of potential customers entering a retail store during a given period
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  1. The number of potential customers entering a retail store during a given period
  2. The commercial exchange of goods; trade.
  3. Buying and selling; barter; trade, sometimes, specif., of a wrong or illegal kind
Something bartered.
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  1. Something bartered.
  2. An equal exchange
  3. The act or practice of bartering.
The sector of an economy made up of manufacturing enterprises:
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  1. The sector of an economy made up of manufacturing enterprises:
  2. (Archaeology) A collection of artifacts or tools made from a specified material:
  3. A standardized tradition of toolmaking associated with a specified tool or culture:
A business enterprise involving some risk in expectation of gain.
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  1. A business enterprise involving some risk in expectation of gain.
  2. Something on which a risk is taken, as the merchandise in a commercial enterprise or a stake in gambling
  3. The thing risked; a stake; especially, something sent to sea in trade.
Plural form of affair
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The amount or value of goods and services sold.
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  1. The amount or value of goods and services sold.
  2. Plural form of sale
  3. The activities involved in selling goods or services.
The act of one who bargains.
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  1. The act of one who bargains.
A business deal or agreement
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  1. A business deal or agreement
  2. A record of business conducted at a meeting; proceedings.
  3. Something transacted, especially a business agreement or exchange.
Any transaction with a bank involving one's checking account, savings account, etc.
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  1. Any transaction with a bank involving one's checking account, savings account, etc.
  2. The business of operating a bank
  3. (Aviation) A horizontal turn.
All business activity involved in the moving of goods or the providing of services to the consumer
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  1. All business activity involved in the moving of goods or the providing of services to the consumer
  2. The act or process of buying and selling in a market.
  3. (Uncountable) The promotion, distribution and selling of a product or service; includes market research and advertising.
The promotion of merchandise sales, as by coordinating production and marketing and developing advertising, display, and sales strategies.
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  1. The promotion of merchandise sales, as by coordinating production and marketing and developing advertising, display, and sales strategies.
  2. The sale of merchandise in connection with an established brand, such as a sports team or a film.
  3. That part of marketing involved with promoting sales of merchandise, as by consideration of the most effective means of selecting, pricing, displaying, and advertising items for sale in a retail store
The regular support or patronage of a business establishment
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  1. The regular support or patronage of a business establishment
  2. Habitual patronage, as of a store:
  3. A practice, particularly in business, that is so old and universal that it has obtained the force of law. A practice, particularly in business, that is so old and universal that it has obtained the force of law.
The act of one who undertakes, or engages in, any project or business.
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  1. The act of one who undertakes, or engages in, any project or business.
  2. A guaranty, pledge, or promise:
  3. That which is undertaken; any business, work, or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise.
A speculative business venture
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  1. A speculative business venture
  2. Engagement in risky business transactions on the chance of quick or considerable profit.
  3. A commercial or financial transaction involving speculation.
The act of one who haggles.
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  1. The act of one who haggles.
A public gathering held for buying and selling goods or services:
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  1. A public gathering held for buying and selling goods or services:
  2. Buying and selling; trade in goods, stocks, etc.
  3. A system of exchange in which prices are determined by the interaction of multiple, competing buyers and sellers:
An economic theory that holds that the prosperity of a nation depends upon its supply of capital, and that the global volume of trade is "unchangeable".
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  1. An economic theory that holds that the prosperity of a nation depends upon its supply of capital, and that the global volume of trade is "unchangeable".
  2. The theory and system of political economy prevailing in Europe after the decline of feudalism, based on national policies of accumulating bullion, establishing colonies and a merchant marine, and developing industry and mining to attain a favorable balance of trade.
  3. The doctrine that arose in Europe with the decline of feudalism, that the economic interests of the nation could be strengthened by the government by protection of home industries, as through tariffs, by increased foreign trade, as through monopolies, and by a balance of exports over imports, with a consequent accumulation of bullion
Noninterference in the affairs of others.
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  1. Noninterference in the affairs of others.
  2. An economic doctrine that opposes governmental regulation of or interference in commerce beyond the minimum necessary for a free-enterprise system to operate according to its own economic laws.
  3. The policy or practice of letting people act without interference or direction; noninterference; specif., the policy of letting the owners of industry and business fix the rules of competition, the conditions of labor, etc. as they please, without governmental regulation or control
The freedom of private businesses to operate competitively for profit with minimal government regulation.
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  1. The freedom of private businesses to operate competitively for profit with minimal government regulation.
  2. An economic system of business governed by the laws of supply and demand with minimal goverment interference, regulation, or subsidy
  3. The economic doctrine or practice of permitting private industry to operate under freely competitive conditions with a minimum of governmental control
An organized athletic program or contest:
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  1. An organized athletic program or contest:
  2. (Mathematics) A model of a competitive situation that identifies interested parties and stipulates rules governing all aspects of the competition, used in game theory to determine the optimal course of action for an interested party.
  3. An object of attack, ridicule, or pursuit:
A light bat for tennis, badminton, etc., with a network of catgut, silk, nylon, etc., in an oval or round frame attached to a handle
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  1. A light bat for tennis, badminton, etc., with a network of catgut, silk, nylon, etc., in an oval or round frame attached to a handle
  2. A device consisting of an oval or circular frame with a tight interlaced network of strings and a handle, used to strike a ball or shuttlecock in various games.
  3. The game of racquets
The activity of working as an intermediary, making a profit from by buying and selling things, or making contracts between parties.
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  1. The activity of working as an intermediary, making a profit from by buying and selling things, or making contracts between parties.
The people working in or associated with a business or industry:
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  1. The people working in or associated with a business or industry:
  2. A branch or kind of business:
  3. The trade winds
The body of persons in any such calling or occupation
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  1. The body of persons in any such calling or occupation
  2. The act or ceremony of taking vows on formally entering a religious order
  3. An occupation, such as law, medicine, or engineering, that requires considerable training and specialized study.
(--- Theology) A calling of an individual by God, especially for a religious career.
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  1. (--- Theology) A calling of an individual by God, especially for a religious career.
  2. An inclination or aptness for a certain kind of work:
  3. Any trade, profession, or occupation
Something done or experienced; a matter or event:
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  1. Something done or experienced; a matter or event:
  2. An event that becomes a matter of public controversy
  3. A matter of personal concern:
A matter of interest or importance to one; that which relates to or affects one; affair; matter; business
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  1. A matter of interest or importance to one; that which relates to or affects one; affair; matter; business
  2. Regard for or interest in someone or something:
  3. Interest in or regard for a person or thing
Involvement with or participation in something:
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  1. Involvement with or participation in something:
  2. A state of curiosity or concern about or attention to something:
  3. An interest group.
A business enterprise; a firm.
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  1. A business enterprise; a firm.
  2. A group of individuals, such as an association, corporation, partnership, or union, associated for the purpose of carrying out, maintaining, or performing a commercial or industrial enterprise. A group of individuals, such as an association, corporation, partnership, or union, associated for the purpose of carrying out, maintaining, or performing a commercial or industrial enterprise.
  3. The state of friendly companionship; fellowship:
A building or buildings in which things are manufactured; manufacturing plant
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  1. A building or buildings in which things are manufactured; manufacturing plant
  2. A business establishment for commercial agents or factors in a foreign country.
  3. The source of prolific production:
  1. One that manufactures
  2. A person, an enterprise, or an entity that manufactures something.
  3. A person or company in the business of manufacturing; specif., a factory owner
(--- Informal) An organization, establishment, etc. where things are processed, produced, issued, etc. in a routine, rapid, mechanical way
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  1. (--- Informal) An organization, establishment, etc. where things are processed, produced, issued, etc. in a routine, rapid, mechanical way
  2. A business that breeds and sells animals, such as purebred puppies, often in substandard conditions. Often used in combination:
  3. A difficult or laborious series of experiences:
Supplies, especially of food, clothing, or arms.
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  1. Supplies, especially of food, clothing, or arms.
  2. A retail establishment where goods are regularly offered for sale
  3. A stock or supply reserved for future use:
A business establishment; an office or a center of activity.
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  1. A business establishment; an office or a center of activity.
  2. A place where certain goods or services are offered for sale; esp., a small store
  3. A commercial or industrial establishment:
A group of people combined into or acting as one body.
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  1. A group of people combined into or acting as one body.
  2. A group of people, as the mayor and aldermen of an incorporated town, legally authorized to act as an individual
  3. An entity, usually a business, created by a legislative act or by individuals who have agreed upon and filed articles of incorporation with the state government. Ownership in the corporation is typically represented by shares of stock. Furthermore, a corporation is legally recognized as an artificial person whose existence is separate and distinct from that of its shareholders who are not personally responsible for the corporation’s acts and debts. As an artificial person, a corporation has the power to acquire, own, and convey property, to sue and be sued, and such other powers of a natural person that the law may confer upon it. Abbreviated corp. See charter, corporate, and seal. An entity, usually a business, created by a legislative act or by individuals who have agreed upon and filed articles of incorporation with the state government. Ownership in the corporation is typically represented by shares of stock. Furthermore, a corporation is legally recognized as an artificial person whose existence is separate and distinct from that of its shareholders who are not personally responsible for the corporation’s acts and debts. As an artificial person, a corporation has the power to acquire, own, and convey property, to sue and be sued, and such other powers of a natural person that the law may confer upon it. Abbreviated corp. See charter, corporate, and seal.
Interest in or regard for a person or thing
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  1. Interest in or regard for a person or thing
  2. A matter of interest or importance to one; that which relates to or affects one; affair; matter; business
  3. A business establishment; company; firm
A combination.
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  1. A combination.
  2. A power-operated harvesting machine that cuts, threshes, and cleans grain.
  3. An association of persons, corporations, etc. for commercial or political, sometimes unethical, purposes
A group of people holding most of the power and influence in a government or society. Often used with the.
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  1. A group of people holding most of the power and influence in a government or society. Often used with the.
  2. That which is established; as a form of government, a permanent organization, business or force, or the place where one is permanently fixed for residence.
  3. The act of establishing; a ratifying or ordaining; settlement; confirmation.
An undertaking, especially one of some scope, complication, and risk.
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  1. An undertaking, especially one of some scope, complication, and risk.
  2. Industrious, systematic activity, especially when directed toward profit:
  3. A business venture or company
A relationship between individuals or groups that is characterized by mutual cooperation and responsibility, as for the achievement of a specified goal:
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  1. A relationship between individuals or groups that is characterized by mutual cooperation and responsibility, as for the achievement of a specified goal:
  2. The persons participating in such a business entity.
  3. A voluntary joining of two or more persons to jointly carry on and profit from a single business. A partnership is presumed to exist if the persons have agreed to proportionally share the losses and profits from that enterprise. A voluntary joining of two or more persons to jointly carry on and profit from a single business. A partnership is presumed to exist if the persons have agreed to proportionally share the losses and profits from that enterprise.
A custom, practice, relationship, or behavioral pattern of importance in the life of a community or society:
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  1. A custom, practice, relationship, or behavioral pattern of importance in the life of a community or society:
  2. An established organization or foundation, especially one dedicated to education, public service, or culture.
  3. The building housing such an organization; often, specif., such a place where persons are kept or confined, as a mental hospital, nursing home, prison, etc.
A building where things are kept when not in use
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  1. A building where things are kept when not in use
  2. A dwelling for a group of people, such as students or members of a religious community, who live together as a unit:
  3. A publishing company:
Any cohesive group of people; a unit; such as a military company.
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  1. Any cohesive group of people; a unit; such as a military company.
  2. (Informal) An association of persons, especially a military unit or a business organization.
  3. (Informal) A business or firm.
A store or shop for the sale of provisions
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  1. A store or shop for the sale of provisions
  2. An open space or a building where goods or services are offered for sale by multiple sellers:
  3. A store or shop that sells agricultural produce:
A corporation made up of a number of different companies that operate in diversified fields.
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  1. A corporation made up of a number of different companies that operate in diversified fields.
  2. A corporate entity that owns or otherwise controls a group of other corporations that engage in unrelated businesses or industries. A corporate entity that owns or otherwise controls a group of other corporations that engage in unrelated businesses or industries.
  3. A coarse-grained sedimentary rock consisting of round rock fragments cemented together by hardened silt, clay, calcium carbonate, or a similar material. The fragments (known as clasts) have a diameter of at least 2 mm (0.08 inches), vary in composition and origin, and may include pebbles, cobbles, boulders, or fossilized seashells. Conglomerates often form through the transportation and deposition of sediments by streams, alluvial fans, and glaciers.
An association or a combination, as of businesses, financial institutions, or investors, for the purpose of engaging in a joint venture.
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  1. An association or a combination, as of businesses, financial institutions, or investors, for the purpose of engaging in a joint venture.
  2. The affection, companionship, and sexual gratification that one receives from another, especially from a spouse or, in some states, a fellow participant in a civil union. See also alienation of affections and conjugal rights.
  3. The typical collection of benefits arising from marriage, including companionship, love, assistance, and sexual relations, which may have value recognized under law.
An association of individuals or corporations formed to carry out some large-scale project requiring much capital
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  1. An association of individuals or corporations formed to carry out some large-scale project requiring much capital
  2. An association of people or firms formed to promote a common interest or carry out a business enterprise.
  3. A company consisting of a number of separate newspapers; a newspaper chain.
A combination of independent business organizations formed to regulate production, pricing, and marketing of goods by the members.
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  1. A combination of independent business organizations formed to regulate production, pricing, and marketing of goods by the members.
  2. An association of industrialists, business firms, etc. for establishing a national or international monopoly by price fixing, ownership of controlling stock, etc.; trust
  3. A group of independent producers or sellers in a particular industry, or a group of businesses with a common interest, who have joined together to reduce competition between themselves by allocating markets, sharing knowledge, or controlling the price and production of a product or service. See also monopoly and oligopoly. A group of independent producers or sellers in a particular industry, or a group of businesses with a common interest, who have joined together to reduce competition between themselves by allocating markets, sharing knowledge, or controlling the price and production of a product or service. See also monopoly and oligopoly.
A combination of firms or corporations for the purpose of reducing competition and controlling prices throughout a business or industry.
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  1. A combination of firms or corporations for the purpose of reducing competition and controlling prices throughout a business or industry.
  2. (Law) A legal relationship in which one party holds a title to property while another party has the entitlement to the beneficial use of that property.
  3. An industrial or business combination, now illegal in the U.S., in which management and control of the member corporations are vested in a single board of trustees, who are thus able to control a market, absorb or eliminate competition, fix prices, etc.
An exclusive privilege of engaging in a particular business or providing a service, granted by a ruler or by the state
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  1. An exclusive privilege of engaging in a particular business or providing a service, granted by a ruler or by the state
  2. Exclusive control of a commodity or service in a given market, or control that makes possible the fixing of prices and the virtual elimination of free competition
  3. A company, group, or individual having exclusive control over a commercial activity.
A corporation organized to hold bonds or stocks of other corporations, often thereby controlling those corporations
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  1. A corporation organized to hold bonds or stocks of other corporations, often thereby controlling those corporations
  2. A company controlling partial or complete interest in another company or other companies.
  3. (Business) A company whose main purpose is to own shares of other companies as opposed to producing goods and services.
A mutual fund established by a group of stockholders for speculating in or manipulating prices of securities.
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  1. A mutual fund established by a group of stockholders for speculating in or manipulating prices of securities.
  2. A supply, as of vehicles or workers, available for use by a group.
  3. An agreement between competing business concerns to establish controls over production, market, and prices for common profit.
Buying and selling; trade in goods, stocks, etc.
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  1. Buying and selling; trade in goods, stocks, etc.
  2. Trade in a specified commodity
  3. (Short for) stock market
Dealings or the market involving specified commodities, customers, seasons, etc.
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  1. Dealings or the market involving specified commodities, customers, seasons, etc.
  2. A branch or kind of business:
  3. The trade winds
The power to appoint to office or grant other favors, esp. political ones
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  1. The power to appoint to office or grant other favors, esp. political ones
  2. The trade given to a commercial establishment by its customers:
  3. Business; trade; custom
The conscious use of the imagination in the production of objects intended to be contemplated or appreciated as beautiful, as in the arrangement of forms, sounds, or words.
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  1. The conscious use of the imagination in the production of objects intended to be contemplated or appreciated as beautiful, as in the arrangement of forms, sounds, or words.
  2. Products of this activity; imaginative works considered as a group:
  3. Any branch of creative work, esp. painting, drawing, or work in any other graphic or plastic medium
A strong urge to become religious.
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  1. A strong urge to become religious.
  2. A job or occupation.
  3. An inner urge or a strong impulse, especially one believed to be divinely inspired.
A profession or occupation which one trains for and pursues as a lifework
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  1. A profession or occupation which one trains for and pursues as a lifework
  2. The general course or progression of one's working life or one's professional achievements:
  3. One's progress through life or in one's work
Any occupation or avocation requiring special skills, especially manual ones, including carpentry, sewing, pottery, etc.
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  1. Any occupation or avocation requiring special skills, especially manual ones, including carpentry, sewing, pottery, etc.
  2. An article or articles made by a process using manual skills
  3. The practitioners of such an occupation or trade considered as a group.
(Archaic) Purpose to which something is put
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  1. (Archaic) Purpose to which something is put
  2. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control.
  3. The thing at which one is employed; work; occupation; profession; job
(Informal) A state of affairs:
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  1. (Informal) A state of affairs:
  2. An operation done to improve one's appearance, or the result of such an operation. Often used in combination:
  3. A specific piece of work, as in one's trade, or done by agreement for pay
An open or functioning telephone connection:
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  1. An open or functioning telephone connection:
  2. A sequence of related things that leads to a certain ending:
  3. One's trade, occupation, or field of interest:
An occupying or being occupied; specif., the seizure and control of a country or area by military forces
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  1. An occupying or being occupied; specif., the seizure and control of a country or area by military forces
  2. An activity that serves as one's regular source of livelihood; a vocation.
  3. That which chiefly engages one's time; (one's) trade, profession, or business
The body of persons in any such calling or occupation
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  1. The body of persons in any such calling or occupation
  2. An occupation, such as law, medicine, or engineering, that requires considerable training and specialized study.
  3. The act or ceremony of taking vows on formally entering a religious order
An activity, such as a vocation or hobby, engaged in regularly.
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  1. An activity, such as a vocation or hobby, engaged in regularly.
  2. The act of pursuing.
  3. An occupation, career, interest, etc. to which one devotes time and energy
An exchange of one thing for another:
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  1. An exchange of one thing for another:
  2. A branch or kind of business:
  3. A means of earning one's living; occupation, work, or line of business
(--- Theology) A calling of an individual by God, especially for a religious career.
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  1. (--- Theology) A calling of an individual by God, especially for a religious career.
  2. A call, summons, or impulsion to perform a certain function or enter a certain career, esp. a religious one
  3. An inclination or aptness for a certain kind of work:
Something one is making, doing, or acting upon, esp. as part of one's occupation or duty; task; undertaking
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  1. Something one is making, doing, or acting upon, esp. as part of one's occupation or duty; task; undertaking
  2. A place where work is done, as a factory, public utility plant, etc.
  3. A trade, profession, or other means of livelihood:
A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man or horse, to allow walking on marshy or soft ground.
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  1. A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man or horse, to allow walking on marshy or soft ground.
  2. (Countable) A racquet: an implement with a handle connected to a round frame strung with wire, sinew, or plastic cords, and used to hit a ball, such as in tennis or a birdie in badminton.
  3. A wooden paddle, as one used in table tennis.
The state of being employed:
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  1. The state of being employed:
  2. The state of being employed, esp. for pay; paid service; employment
  3. (Archaic) Work or occupation
The exchange of goods, materials, products, and services or the travel of people. The exchange of goods, materials, products, and services or the travel of people.
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  1. The exchange of goods, materials, products, and services or the travel of people. The exchange of goods, materials, products, and services or the travel of people.
  2. The buying and selling of goods, esp. when done on a large scale between cities, states, or countries; trade
  3. The buying and selling of goods, especially on a large scale, as between cities or nations.
The sector of an economy made up of manufacturing enterprises:
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  1. The sector of an economy made up of manufacturing enterprises:
  2. Manufacturing productive enterprises collectively, esp. as distinguished from agriculture
  3. A sector of an economy:
The people working in or associated with a business or industry:
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  1. The people working in or associated with a business or industry:
  2. A branch or kind of business:
  3. The trade winds
The number of passengers, quantity of freight, etc. carried by a transportation company during a given period
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  1. The number of passengers, quantity of freight, etc. carried by a transportation company during a given period
  2. Buying and selling; barter; trade, sometimes, specif., of a wrong or illegal kind
  3. The commercial exchange of goods; trade.
A subdivision of a military regiment or battalion that constitutes the lowest administrative unit. It is usually under the command of a captain and is made up of at least two platoons.
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  1. A subdivision of a military regiment or battalion that constitutes the lowest administrative unit. It is usually under the command of a captain and is made up of at least two platoons.
  2. A group of individuals, such as an association, corporation, partnership, or union, associated for the purpose of carrying out, maintaining, or performing a commercial or industrial enterprise. A group of individuals, such as an association, corporation, partnership, or union, associated for the purpose of carrying out, maintaining, or performing a commercial or industrial enterprise.
  3. A group of persons:
Interest in or regard for a person or thing
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  1. Interest in or regard for a person or thing
  2. A matter of interest or importance to one; that which relates to or affects one; affair; matter; business
  3. A business establishment; company; firm
A group of people, as the mayor and aldermen of an incorporated town, legally authorized to act as an individual
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  1. A group of people, as the mayor and aldermen of an incorporated town, legally authorized to act as an individual
  2. Any of the political and economic bodies forming a corporative state, each being composed of the employers and employees in a certain industry, profession, etc.
  3. An entity, usually a business, created by a legislative act or by individuals who have agreed upon and filed articles of incorporation with the state government. Ownership in the corporation is typically represented by shares of stock. Furthermore, a corporation is legally recognized as an artificial person whose existence is separate and distinct from that of its shareholders who are not personally responsible for the corporation’s acts and debts. As an artificial person, a corporation has the power to acquire, own, and convey property, to sue and be sued, and such other powers of a natural person that the law may confer upon it. Abbreviated corp. See charter, corporate, and seal. An entity, usually a business, created by a legislative act or by individuals who have agreed upon and filed articles of incorporation with the state government. Ownership in the corporation is typically represented by shares of stock. Furthermore, a corporation is legally recognized as an artificial person whose existence is separate and distinct from that of its shareholders who are not personally responsible for the corporation’s acts and debts. As an artificial person, a corporation has the power to acquire, own, and convey property, to sue and be sued, and such other powers of a natural person that the law may confer upon it. Abbreviated corp. See charter, corporate, and seal.
An undertaking, especially one of some scope, complication, and risk.
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  1. An undertaking, especially one of some scope, complication, and risk.
  2. Industrious, systematic activity, especially when directed toward profit:
  3. A business venture or company
A group of people holding most of the power and influence in a government or society. Often used with the.
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  1. A group of people holding most of the power and influence in a government or society. Often used with the.
  2. That which is established; as a form of government, a permanent organization, business or force, or the place where one is permanently fixed for residence.
  3. The act of establishing; a ratifying or ordaining; settlement; confirmation.
A business company or partnership of two or more persons
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  1. A business company or partnership of two or more persons
  2. (Popularly) Any business company, whether or not unincorporated
  3. The name or designation under which a company transacts business.
A dwelling for a group of people, such as students or members of a religious community, who live together as a unit:
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  1. A dwelling for a group of people, such as students or members of a religious community, who live together as a unit:
  2. A family line including ancestors and descendants, especially a royal or noble family:
  3. A publishing company:
(Informal) A business or firm.
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  1. (Informal) A business or firm.
  2. (Informal) An association of persons, especially a military unit or a business organization.
  3. Any cohesive group of people; a unit; such as a military company.
(Law) Such usage as by common consent and long-established, uniform practice has taken on the force of law
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  1. (Law) Such usage as by common consent and long-established, uniform practice has taken on the force of law
  2. Duties or taxes imposed on imported and, less commonly, exported goods.
  3. Duties or taxes imposed by a government on imported and, occasionally, exported goods
The power to appoint to office or grant other favors, esp. political ones
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  1. The power to appoint to office or grant other favors, esp. political ones
  2. The trade given to a commercial establishment by its customers:
  3. Business; trade; custom
The people working in or associated with a business or industry:
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  1. The people working in or associated with a business or industry:
  2. A branch or kind of business:
  3. The trade winds
The number of passengers, quantity of freight, etc. carried by a transportation company during a given period
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  1. The number of passengers, quantity of freight, etc. carried by a transportation company during a given period
  2. Buying and selling; barter; trade, sometimes, specif., of a wrong or illegal kind
  3. The commercial exchange of goods; trade.
An amorous relationship between two people not married to each other, esp. when at least one person is married to or involved with someone else
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  1. An amorous relationship between two people not married to each other, esp. when at least one person is married to or involved with someone else
  2. Something done or experienced; a matter or event:
  3. A matter of personal concern:
A matter of interest or importance to one; that which relates to or affects one; affair; matter; business
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  1. A matter of interest or importance to one; that which relates to or affects one; affair; matter; business
  2. Interest in or regard for a person or thing
  3. Regard for or interest in someone or something:
A person detailed to watch; sentry
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  1. A person detailed to watch; sentry
  2. (Informal) Concern; worry
  3. An object of concern or worry:
A sexual relationship between two people, especially when at least one of them is married or in another committed romantic relationship.
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  1. A sexual relationship between two people, especially when at least one of them is married or in another committed romantic relationship.
  2. A thing to be done; business
  3. Any matter, occurrence, or thing
Something that is the subject of discussion, concern, action, etc.; thing or affair
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  1. Something that is the subject of discussion, concern, action, etc.; thing or affair
  2. What a thing is made of; constituent substance or material
  3. An important affair; thing of some moment or significance
Possessions, including clothing; belongings:
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  1. Possessions, including clothing; belongings:
  2. (Informal) A complex, often neurotic liking, fear, aversion, etc. with regard to some person, thing, or activity
  3. A turn of events; a circumstance:

Synonym Study

  • Industry refers chiefly to the large-scale manufacture of commodities
  • Commerce and trade both refer to the distribution or exchange of commodities, esp. as this involves their transportation, but commerce generally implies such activity on a large scale between cities, countries, etc.
  • Business , in this comparison, refers generally to the buying and selling of commodities and services and connotes a profit motive
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