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Another word for business

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Noun
  1. Activity pursued as a livelihood

      1. To provide work to (someone) for pay:
      2. To engage the attention or activity of; occupy:
      3. To put (something) to use or service:
      1. 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.
      2. A wooden paddle, as one used in table tennis.
      3. A snowshoe.
      1. Physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something:
      2. Such effort or activity by which one makes a living; employment:
      3. A trade, profession, or other means of livelihood:
      1. A regular occupation, especially one for which a person is particularly suited or qualified.
      2. An inclination or aptness for a certain kind of work:
      3. A calling of an individual by God, especially for a religious career.
      1. The business of buying and selling commodities, products, or services; commerce.
      2. A branch or kind of business:
      3. The people working in or associated with a business or industry:
      1. The act or an instance of chasing or pursuing:
      2. The act of striving to gain or accomplish something:
      3. An activity, such as a vocation or hobby, engaged in regularly.
      1. An occupation or career:
      2. An occupation, such as law, medicine, or engineering, that requires considerable training and specialized study.
      3. The body of qualified persons in an occupation or field:
      1. An activity that serves as one's regular source of livelihood; a vocation.
      2. An activity engaged in especially as a means of passing time; an avocation.
      3. The act or process of holding or possessing a place.
      1. A geometric figure formed by a point moving along a fixed direction and the reverse direction.
      2. A thin continuous mark, as that made by a pen, pencil, or brush applied to a surface.
      3. A similar mark cut or scratched into a surface.
      1. A regular activity performed in exchange for payment, especially as one's trade, occupation, or profession:
      2. A position of employment:
      3. A task that must be done:
      1. The act of employing.
      2. The state of being employed.
      3. The work in which one is engaged; occupation.
      1. Skill in doing or making something, as in the arts; proficiency.
      2. Skill in evasion or deception; guile.
      3. An occupation or trade requiring manual dexterity or skilled artistry.
      1. A chosen pursuit; a profession or occupation.
      2. The general course or progression of one's working life or one's professional achievements:
      3. A path or course, as of the sun through the heavens.
      1. An inner urge or a strong impulse, especially one believed to be divinely inspired.
      2. An occupation, profession, or career.
      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. Such activity in the visual or plastic arts:
      3. Products of this activity; imaginative works considered as a group:
    See also:

    action

  2. Commercial, industrial, or professional activity in general

      1. The passage of people or vehicles along routes of transportation.
      2. Vehicles or pedestrians in transit:
      3. The commercial exchange of goods; trade.
      1. Present participle of trade.
      2. Carrying on trade or commerce; engaged in trade.
      3. (rare) Frequented by traders.
      1. The business of buying and selling commodities, products, or services; commerce.
      2. A branch or kind of business:
      3. The people working in or associated with a business or industry:
      1. The sector of an economy made up of manufacturing enterprises:
      2. A sector of an economy:
      3. Energetic devotion to a task or an endeavor; diligence:
      1. The buying and selling of goods, especially on a large scale, as between cities or nations.
      2. Intellectual exchange or social interaction.
      3. Sexual intercourse.
    See also:

    action

  3. A commercial organization

      1. A set of tools or equipment for a specialized purpose:
      2. A set of clothing, often with accessories:
      3. An association of persons, especially a military unit or a business organization.
      1. A structure serving as a dwelling for one or more persons, especially for a family.
      2. A household or family.
      3. Something, such as a burrow or shell, that serves as a shelter or habitation for a wild animal.
      1. Resistant to externally applied pressure.
      2. Marked by or indicating the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue:
      3. Securely fixed in place:
      1. The act of establishing.
      2. The condition or fact of being established.
      3. An arranged order or system, especially a legal code.
      1. An undertaking, especially one of some scope, complication, and risk.
      2. A business organization.
      3. Industrious, systematic activity, especially when directed toward profit:
      1. An entity such as a business, municipality, or organization, that involves more than one person but that has met the legal requirements to operate as a single person, so that it may enter into contracts and engage in transactions under its own identity.
      2. Such a body created for purposes of government.
      3. A group of people combined into or acting as one body.
      1. To have to do with or relate to:
      2. To be of interest or importance to:
      3. To engage the attention of; involve:
      1. A group of persons:
      2. One's companions or associates:
      3. A guest or guests:
    See also:

    group

  4. The commercial transactions of customers with a supplier

      1. The passage of people or vehicles along routes of transportation.
      2. Vehicles or pedestrians in transit:
      3. The commercial exchange of goods; trade.
      1. The business of buying and selling commodities, products, or services; commerce.
      2. A branch or kind of business:
      3. The people working in or associated with a business or industry:
      1. The support or encouragement of a patron, as for an institution or cause.
      2. Support or encouragement proffered in a condescending manner:
      3. The trade given to a commercial establishment by its customers:
      1. A traditional practice or usual way of doing something followed by a social group or people.
      2. The tradition or body of such practices:
      3. A habitual practice of a person:
  5. Something that concerns or involves one personally

    See also:

    relevant

  6. Something to be done, considered, or dealt with

      1. An object or entity that is not or cannot be named specifically:
      2. An individual object, especially an inanimate object:
      3. A creature:
      1. That which occupies space and has mass; physical substance.
      2. A type of such substance:
      3. Discharge or waste, such as pus or feces, from a living organism.
      1. Something done or experienced; a matter or event:
      2. A matter of personal concern:
      3. A matter causing public scandal and controversy:
    See also:

    thing

Another word for business

Modifier
  1. See also:

    commercial

Noun
  1. Industry and trade

  2. Occupation

      1. A regular occupation, especially one for which a person is particularly suited or qualified.
      2. An inclination or aptness for a certain kind of work:
      3. A calling of an individual by God, especially for a religious career.
      1. An occupation or career:
      2. An occupation, such as law, medicine, or engineering, that requires considerable training and specialized study.
      3. The body of qualified persons in an occupation or field:
      1. The business of buying and selling commodities, products, or services; commerce.
      2. A branch or kind of business:
      3. The people working in or associated with a business or industry:
  3. One's proper concerns

      1. A state of curiosity or concern about or attention to something:
      2. Something, such as a quality, subject, or activity, that evokes this mental state:
      3. Regard for one's own benefit or advantage; self-interest:
      1. To have to do with or relate to:
      2. To be of interest or importance to:
      3. To engage the attention of; involve:
      1. Something done or experienced; a matter or event:
      2. A matter of personal concern:
      3. A matter causing public scandal and controversy:
    See also:

    affair

  4. A commercial enterprise

      1. A small body of still water.
      2. An accumulation of standing liquid; a puddle:
      3. A deep or still place in a stream.
      1. A company controlling partial or complete interest in another company or other companies.
      1. Exclusive control by one group of the means of producing or selling a commodity or service:
      2. A company, group, or individual having exclusive control over a commercial activity.
      3. A commodity or service so controlled.
      1. Firm belief in the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing; confidence or reliance:
      2. The condition and resulting obligation of having confidence placed in one:
      3. One in which confidence is placed.
      1. A combination of independent business organizations formed to regulate production, pricing, and marketing of goods by the members.
      2. An official agreement between governments at war, especially one concerning the exchange of prisoners.
      3. A group of parties, factions, or nations united in a common cause; a bloc.
      1. An association of people or firms formed to promote a common interest or carry out a business enterprise.
      2. A loose affiliation of gangsters in control of organized criminal activities.
      3. An agency that sells articles, features, or photographs for publication in a number of newspapers or periodicals simultaneously.
      1. An association or a combination, as of businesses, financial institutions, or investors, for the purpose of engaging in a joint venture.
      2. A cooperative arrangement among groups or institutions:
      3. An association or society.
      1. To form or gather into a mass or whole.
      2. To form into or merge with a corporate conglomerate.
      3. To cause to form into a mass or whole.
      1. A public gathering held for buying and selling goods or services:
      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:
      1. A set of tools or equipment for a specialized purpose:
      2. A set of clothing, often with accessories:
      3. An association of persons, especially a military unit or a business organization.
      1. A structure serving as a dwelling for one or more persons, especially for a family.
      2. A household or family.
      3. Something, such as a burrow or shell, that serves as a shelter or habitation for a wild animal.
      1. The act of instituting:
      2. A custom, practice, relationship, or behavioral pattern of importance in the life of a community or society:
      3. One long associated with a specified place, position, or function.
      1. The state of being a partner.
      2. A business entity in which two or more co-owners contribute resources, share in profits and losses, and are individually liable for the entity's actions.
      3. The persons participating in such a business entity.
      1. An undertaking, especially one of some scope, complication, and risk.
      2. A business organization.
      3. Industrious, systematic activity, especially when directed toward profit:
      1. The act of establishing.
      2. The condition or fact of being established.
      3. An arranged order or system, especially a legal code.
      1. To bring into a state of unity; make united:
      2. To join (two or more substances) to make a single substance, such as a chemical compound; mix.
      3. To have, exhibit, or involve in combination:
      1. To have to do with or relate to:
      2. To be of interest or importance to:
      3. To engage the attention of; involve:
      1. An entity such as a business, municipality, or organization, that involves more than one person but that has met the legal requirements to operate as a single person, so that it may enter into contracts and engage in transactions under its own identity.
      2. Such a body created for purposes of government.
      3. A group of people combined into or acting as one body.
      1. A small retail store or a specialty department in a large store.
      2. An atelier; a studio.
      3. A place for manufacturing or repairing goods or machinery.
      1. A place where merchandise is offered for sale; a shop.
      2. A stock or supply reserved for future use:
      3. Supplies, especially of food, clothing, or arms.
      1. A building equipped with machinery for grinding grain into flour or meal.
      2. A device or mechanism that grinds grain.
      3. A building or farm equipped with machinery that presses or grinds fruit to extract the juice:
      1. A person, an enterprise, or an entity that manufactures something.
      1. A building or group of buildings in which goods are manufactured; a plant.
      2. A business establishment for commercial agents or factors in a foreign country.
      3. The source of prolific production:
      1. A group of persons:
      2. One's companions or associates:
      3. A guest or guests:
      1. Resistant to externally applied pressure.
      2. Marked by or indicating the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue:
      3. Securely fixed in place:
  5. The business cycle

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