Commercial, industrial, or professional dealings: new systems now being used in business.
A commercial enterprise or establishment: bought his uncle's business.
Volume or amount of commercial trade: Business had fallen off.
Commercial dealings; patronage: took her business to a trustworthy salesperson.
One's rightful or proper concern or interest: "The business of America is business” ( Calvin Coolidge).
Something involving one personally: It's none of my business.
Serious work or endeavor: got right down to business.
An affair or matter: "We will proceed no further in this business” ( Shakespeare).
An incidental action performed by an actor on the stage to fill a pause between lines or to provide interesting detail.
Informal Verbal abuse; scolding: gave me the business for being late.
Obsolete The condition of being busy.