Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “big business”

big business

noun [U] informal COMMERCE
large and powerful businesses and organizations that have a lot of influence, considered as a group: Investors and big business have put their money behind green energy.
something that makes a lot of money: be big business for sb Multi-player games are big business for the company. Recycling has become big business.
(Definition of big business from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “big business” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

for starters

used to say that something is the first in a list of things

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More