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business

Definitions by Oxford


[ˈbɪznəs], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a person's regular occupation, profession, or trade
(e.g: experts who typically conduct their business over the internet)

- commercial activity
(e.g: firms who want to do business with Japan)

- (in Aboriginal English) traditional law and ritual.

- a situation or series of events, typically a scandalous or discreditable one
(e.g: maybe something positive will come out of the whole awful business)

- actions on stage other than dialogue.

- a very enjoyable or popular person or thing
(e.g: this brandy is the business)

- a group of ferrets
(e.g: his goons will go through the ship like a business of ferrets)


Phrases:
- any other business
- be none of one's business
- business as usual
- do the business
- get down to business
- go about one's business
- have no business
- in business
- in the business of
- like nobody's business
- mean business
- mind one's own business
- send someone about their business

Origin:
Old English bisignis ‘anxiety’ (see busy, -ness); the sense ‘state of being busy’ was used from Middle English down to the 18th century, but is now differentiated as busyness. The use ‘appointed task’ dates from late Middle English, and from it all the other current senses have developed







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