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business

1. an industrial, commercial, or professional operation; purchase and sale of goods and services
2. a commercial or industrial establishment, such as a firm or factory
3. commercial activity; dealings (esp in the phrase do business)
4. volume or quantity of commercial activity
5. commercial policy or procedure
6. Theatre an incidental action, such as lighting a pipe, performed by an actor for dramatic effect
7. a group of ferrets
References in classic literature ?
Especially, you cannot make a man of business out of a genius, any more than money out of a Jew, or the best nutmegs out of pine-knots.
Now I am not in any respect a genius, but a regular business man.
There were hundreds of shrewd capitalists in American cities in 1876, looking with sharp eyes in all directions for business chances; but not one of them came to Bell with an offer to buy his patent.
I know I've done my share as an ordinary man of business.
It was told me by the Bank that the gentleman would explain to me the details of the business, and that I must prepare myself to find them of a surprising nature.
Stated briefly, the business of the firm was of the widely miscellaneous sort.
The two men, after having talked business together for some time, arranged to dine together and have what they called a gay evening.
He was a free lance, and had no friendly business associations.
He come of good Down East stock that's got business instinct an' can add to what it's got.
But Mr Verloc knew his business, and remained undisturbed by any sort of aesthetic doubt about his appearance.
In short, all the business of the country went through the Circumlocution Office, except the business that never came out of it; and its name was Legion.
A MAN of Experience in Business was awaiting the judgment of the Court in an action for damages which he had brought against a railway company.