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English definition of “business”

business

noun [C/U] (BUYING AND SELLING)   /ˈbɪz·nəs, -nəz/
the activity of buying and selling goods and services, or a particular company that does this, or work in general rather than pleasure: [C] He runs a dry cleaning business. [U] I’m in Baltimore on business. [U] Our firm does a lot of business with overseas customers. [U] She’s going into business (= starting a business) as a management consultant. [U] How’s business? Business is also the degree of success of a company or of your work: [U] Business has been good.
(Definition of business noun (BUYING AND SELLING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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