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Definition of Business


  1. That which busies one, or that which engages the time, attention, or labor of any one, as his principal concern or interest, whether for a longer or shorter time; constant employment; regular occupation; as, the business of life; business before pleasure.
  2. Any particular occupation or employment engaged in for livelihood or gain, as agriculture, trade, art, or a profession.
  3. Financial dealings; buying and selling; traffic in general; mercantile transactions.
  4. That which one has to do or should do; special service, duty, or mission.
  5. Affair; concern; matter; -- used in an indefinite sense, and modified by the connected words.
  6. The position, distribution, and order of persons and properties on the stage of a theater, as determined by the stage manager in rehearsal.
  7. Care; anxiety; diligence.

Business Quotations

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
Steve Jobs

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The opportunity is often lost by deliberating. - Publilius Syrus
The opportunity is often lost by deliberating.
Publilius Syrus
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Business Translations

business in Afrikaans is ding, saak, handel
business in Danish is handel, anliggende
business in Dutch is aangelegenheid, zaak, affaire, ding
business in Finnish is kauppa, asia
business in Italian is affare, affari, faccenda
business in Latin is negotium
business in Norwegian is forretning, anliggende
business in Spanish is negocio, comercio, cosas, comercial, negocios
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