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business  


      n  
1    a trade or profession  
2    an industrial, commercial, or professional operation; purchase and sale of goods and services  
the tailoring business     
3    a commercial or industrial establishment, such as a firm or factory  
4    commercial activity; dealings (esp. in the phrase do business)  
5    volume or quantity of commercial activity  
business is poor today     
6    commercial policy or procedure  
overcharging is bad business     
7    proper or rightful concern or responsibility (often in the phrase mind one's own business)  
8    a special task; assignment  
9    a matter or matters to be attended to  
the business of the meeting     
10    an affair; matter  
a queer business, I'm tired of the whole business     
11    serious work or activity  
get down to business     
12    a complicated affair; rigmarole  
13    Informal   a vaguely defined collection or area  
jets, fast cars, and all that business     
14      (Also called)    stage business     (Theatre)   an incidental action, such as lighting a pipe, performed by an actor for dramatic effect  
15    like nobody's business  
Informal   extremely well or fast  
16    mean business   to be in earnest  
17    a euphemistic word for defecation (esp. in the phrase do one's business)  
18       a slang word for       prostitution  
     (Old English bisignis solicitude, attentiveness, from bisig busy + -nis -ness)  


big business  
      n   large commercial organizations collectively, esp. when considered as exploitative or socially harmful  
business college  
      n   a college providing courses in secretarial studies, business management, accounting, commerce, etc.  
business cycle  
      n      another name (esp. U.S. and Canadian) for       trade cycle  
business end  
      n  
Informal   the part of a tool or weapon that does the work, as contrasted with the handle  
business park  
      n   an area specially designated and landscaped to accommodate business offices, warehouses, light industry, etc.  
business plan  
      n   a detailed plan setting out the objectives of a business, the strategy and tactics planned to achieve them, and the expected profits, usually over a period of three to ten years  
business process re-engineering  
      n   restructuring an organization by means of a radical reassessment of its core processes and predominant competencies,   (Abbrev)    BPR  
land-office business  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   a booming or thriving business  
lifestyle business  
      n   a small business in which the owners are more anxious to pursue interests that reflect their lifestyle than to make more than a comfortable living  
mind-your-own-business  
      n   a Mediterranean urticaceous plant, Helxine soleirolii, with small dense leaves: used for cover  
monkey business  
      n  
Informal   mischievous, suspect, dishonest, or meddlesome behaviour or acts  
show business  
      n   the entertainment industry, including theatre, films, television, and radio,   (Informal term)    show biz  
Uniform Business Rate  
      n   a local tax in the UK paid by businesses, based on a local valuation of their premises and a rate fixed by central government that applies throughout the country,   (Abbrev.)    UBR  
unincorporated business  
      n   a privately owned business, often owned by one person who has unlimited liability as the business is not legally registered as a company  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adj.
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and his concubine, or a woman greatly his inferior, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. The concept is now limited to royal marriages. Syn. Morganatic marriage or marriage of the left hand.
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
n.
A directory is a book which gives lists of facts, for example people's names, addresses, and telephone numbers, or the names and addresses of business companies, usually arranged in alphabetical order.
n.
Taking on the night life after taking care of business during the day.
n.
someone who is providing advice and support for his mate when it comes to potential relationships/partners
v.
to face a situation courageously
colloquial
exp.
be a man
familiar
n.
an Internet business which has failed
n.
older woman having a relation with a younger man
familiar
n.
a younger man involved in a relationship with an older woman
= the target of a "cougar"
n.
handsome young man kept by a much older woman for the purpose of sexual favors and/or as a companion.
British slang
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
n.
Someone (usually a young man) who tries unsuccessfully to be funny by making lame jokes and doing stupid things
US English, colloquial
n.
a person, generally a man, dedicated to improving his skills in attracting and seducing the other sex
Other spelling : Pickup artist The use of "pick up" in this context comes from American slang and means becoming acquainted with, esp. with a view to having sexual relations
n.
A social club started at Port Royal by Samuel de Champlain to help pass the long and cold winter nights. Each person took turns being host for an evening and serving his fellow man.
n.
a group of people who decide to meet and make purchases at a local business. The aim is both to support it and to meet up with the community.
Inspired by the phenomenon of flash mobs, which refers to groups of people mobilized by social media to perform entertaining or unusual acts in public, such as choreographies
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
exp.
A small business that is typically owned and run by members of a family
n.
the preferred terminology used among the management hierarchy of a business establishment in reference to native ideas and common interests related to their particular field.
syn.: slang, jargon
n.
a person who thinks about being an entrepreneur or starting a business but never gets started.
n.
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
[Bus.]
n.
business linked to the Internet but also to traditional economy
INTERNET
exp.
business operating in a "real world" not on the internet : like a department store, a car manufacturer
see : click and mortar : a business that combine new technologies and traditional business
n.
A software proposal is a detail-oriented document clearly outlining the objectives of the project like technical , terms and financial aspects of the software project .These software proposals helps the Business Professionals to automate routine tasks.
n.
a business model in which goods or services are shared, swapped, or rented over networks, rather than being owned by individuals
Ex: Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accomodation marketplace Related to the concept of "sharing economy"

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