business

The Correct spelling is: business

Common misspellings of the word business are:

How do you spell business?. It is not buisness or busness or even bussiness for that matter!

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

    [Middle English businesse, from bisi, busy. See busy.]

    SYNONYMS  business, industry, commerce, trade, traffic. These nouns apply to forms of activity that have the objective of supplying commodities. Business pertains broadly to commercial, financial, and industrial activity: decided to go into the oil business. Industry entails the production and manufacture of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale: the computer industry. Commerce and trade refer to the exchange and distribution of goods or commodities: laws regulating interstate commerce; involved in the domestic fur trade. Traffic pertains in particular to businesses engaged in the transportation of goods or passengers: renovated the docks to attract shipping traffic. The word may also suggest illegal trade: discovered a brisk traffic in stolen goods. See also synonyms at affair.


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