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business

[ biz-nis ]
/ ˈbɪz nɪs /
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noun

adjective

of, noting, or pertaining to business, its organization, or its procedures.
containing, suitable for, or welcoming business or commerce: New York is a good business town.

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Nearby words

bushwhack, bushwhacker, bushy, bushy-tailed, busily, business, business administration, business agent, business angel, business as usual, business before pleasure

Idioms

Origin of business

before 950; Middle English; Old English bisignes. See busy, -ness
SYNONYMS FOR business
Related forms

Synonym study

1. See occupation.

Pronunciation note

See isn't.
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British Dictionary definitions for mind one's own business

business

/ (ˈbɪznɪs) /

noun

Word Origin for business

Old English bisignis solicitude, attentiveness, from bisig busy + -nis -ness
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for mind one's own business

business


n.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with mind one's own business (1 of 2)

mind one's own business


Keep from meddling, pay attention to one's own affairs, as in If she would only mind her own business, there would be a lot fewer family quarrels. Already described as a wise course by the ancients (Seneca had it as Semper meum negotium ago, “I always mind my own business”), this precept has been repeated in English since about 1600.

Idioms and Phrases with mind one's own business (2 of 2)

business


In addition to the idiom beginning with business

  • business as usual

also see:

  • funny business
  • get down to (business)
  • go about (one's business)
  • have no business doing
  • land-office business
  • like mad (nobody's business)
  • make it one's business
  • mean business
  • mind one's own business
  • monkey business
  • none of one's business
  • out of business
  • send someone about his or her business
  • the business
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