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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
business /'biznis/ (biz) /biz/ (busyness) /'bizinis/
  • danh từ
    • việc buôn bán, việc kinh doanh, việc thương mại
      • to do business with somebody: buôn bán với ai
      • to go into business: đi vào con đường kinh doanh
    • công tác, nghề nghiệp; công việc, nhiệm vụ việc phải làm
      • teacher's business: công việc của giáo viên
      • to make it one's business to do something: coi nhiệm vụ của mình là phải làm cái gì
      • to get (come) to business: bắt tay vào công việc
    • quyền
      • you have no business to do that: anh không có quyền làm như vậy
    • việc khó khăn
      • what a business it is to meet him: gặp anh ta thật là một điều khó khăn
    • tuồm vấn đề; quá trình diễn biến
      • to be sick of the whole business: chán ngấy với việc này rồi
    • vấn đề trong chương trình nghị sự
      • the business of the day: chương trình nghị sự
    • sự giao dịch
      • man of business: người thay đổi để giao dịch
    • (thông tục) phần có tác dụng thực tế (của cái gì)
    • cách diễn xuất (trên sân khấu)
    • nhuồm khoé
    • to be out of business
      • vỡ nợ, phá sản
    • business is business
      • công việc là công việc, tình là tình (không nhập nhằng lẫn lộn được)
    • to do big business
      • buôn bán lớn
    • to do somebody's business; to do the business for somebody
      • giết ai
    • everybody's business is nobody's business
      • (tục ngữ) làm sãi không ai đóng cửa chùa
    • go about your business!
      • (xem) go
    • good business!
      • (thông tục) rất tốt! tuyệt! cừ thật!
    • to mean business
      • thực bụng muốn làm ăn (với nhau)
  • danh từ
    • tình trạng bận rộn
Concise Dictionary
+a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
+the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
+business concerns collectively
+the volume of commercial activity
+a rightful concern or responsibility
+the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
+an immediate objective
+incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect
+customers collectively

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 duty, function, occupation, calling, vocation, trade, profession, work, province, area, subject, topic, concern, affair, responsibility, role, charge, obligation:
Her business is supplying models for fashion shows. Mind your own business and don't be such a Nosy Parker.
2 matter, job, task, subject, question, problem, issue, point, affair:
Gentlemen, let us call the meeting to order and attend to the business at hand.
3 dealing, transaction; trade, commerce, traffic:
We've never done any business with that company.
4 concern, establishment, organization, company, firm, house, enterprise; corporation, partnership, proprietorship:
Rodney wants to sell the business and retire to Spain.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 [U] the activity of making, buying, selling or supplying goods or services for money
business contacts / affairs / interests + a business investment + It's been a pleasure to do business with you. + She has set up in business as a hairdresser. + When he left school, he went into business with his brother. + She works in the computer business. + They were both in the same line of business.
2 [U] work that is part of your job: Is the trip to Rome business or pleasure? + a business lunch + He's away on business.
3 [U] the amount of work done by a company, etc.; the rate or quality of this work: Business was bad. + Business was booming. + Her job was to drum up (= increase) business. + How's business? + If we close down for repairs, we'll lose business.
4 [C] a commercial organization such as a company, shop/store or factory: to have / start / run your own business + business premises + She works in the family business. + They've got a small catering business. + He wanted to expand the export side of the business.
5 [U] something that concerns a particular person or organization: It is the business of the police to protect the community. + I shall make it my business to find out who is responsible. + My private life is none of your business (= does not concern you). + It's no business of yours who I invite to the party.
important matters
6 [U] important matters that need to be dealt with or discussed: the main business of the meeting + He has some unfinished business to deal with.
7 [sing.] (usually with an adjective) a matter, an event or a situation: That plane crash was a terrible business. + I found the whole business very depressing. + The business of the missing tickets hasn't been sorted out.
being a customer
8 [U] (especially AmE) = CUSTOM (3): We're grateful for your business.
Idioms: any other business the things that are discussed at the end of an official meeting that do not appear on the AGENDA: I think we've finished item four. Now is there any other business?
See also - AOB
be in business (informal) to have everything that you need in order to be able to start sth immediately: All we need is a car and we'll be in business.
be the business (spoken, slang) to be very good
business as usual a way of saying that things will continue as normal in spite of a difficult situation
business is business a way of saying that financial and commercial matters are the important things to consider and you should not be influenced by friendship, etc.
get down to business to start dealing with the matter that needs to be dealt with, or doing the work that needs to be done: Let's get down to business right away-we'll stop for coffee later.
go about your business to do the things that you normally do: streets filled with people going about their daily business
have no business doing sth
have no business to do sth to have no right to do sth: You have no business being here.
like nobody's business (BrE, spoken) very much, very fast, very well, etc: I've been working like nobody's business to get it finished in time.
not be in the business of doing sth not intending to do sth (which it would be surprising for you to do): I'm not in the business of getting other people to do my work for me.
out of business having stopped operating as a business because there is no more money or work available: The new regulations will put many small businesses out of business. + Some travel companies will probably go out of business this summer.
more at MEAN v., MIND v., PLY v.
Collocation Dictionary

1 buying and selling of goods


big | profitable | private | core
It's time to focus on the company's core business.
| retail, wholesale | catering, computer, investment, etc.


carry on
(often law),
conduct, do, transact
a company that has ceased to carry on business He's someone I can do business with (= that I find it easy/pleasant to do business with).
| work in
She works in the computer business.
| go into, set up in | go out of
The firm went out of business during the recession.
| put sb/sth out of
The new regulations will put many small firms out of business.


deal, transaction | meeting | lunch | trip | community | executive, manager, partner | contact | affairs, interests, matters | investment | secret
protecting business secrets
| plan | acumen | card | hours
You can call the helpline during normal business hours.
| school | studies | park
The company's offices are located in the new business park out of town.


in ~
He's in business. What business are you in? (figurative) All we need is a car and we'll be in business (= we'll have everything we need to start what we want to do).
| on ~
going to Paris on business


business as usual
(= things will continue as normal in spite of a difficult situation)It's business as usual at the factory, even while investigators sift through the bomb wreckage.
| business or pleasure
Is the trip to Rome business or pleasure?
| mix business with pleasure
When I travel abroad I like to mix business with pleasure.
| a place of business

2 amount of trade done


brisk, good
Business was brisk and they had sold out by midday.
| bad, slack, slow


drum up, generate
She's in Europe drumming up business for her new company.
| tout for
insurance salesmen touting for business
| lose
We're losing business to our main rivals.


Business is booming for estate agents in the south as the property market hots up.
| pick up
After a slack period business is now picking up.

3 firm/shop


large, medium-sized, small | family | international, local | private | state-owned | profitable, successful | mail order, retail, wholesale


have, own | manage, run
It was always my dream to run my own business.
| set up, start
They decided to start their own business.
| build up
We built up the business from nothing.
| work in
He works in the family business.
| take over | expand, grow
We are looking to grow the business over the next couple of years.
| join, leave


do/go well, take off
After six months the business really took off.
| expand, grow
The business is expanding fast.
| collapse, fail


assets, premises | failure

More information about ORGANIZATION


create, establish, form, found, set up, start ~
an association created to promote local industry The company was founded in 1981.

dissolve ~
(often law)She sought a court order to have the partnership dissolved.

run ~
He runs an accountancy firm.

manage ~
The executive committee manages the group on a day-to-day basis.

be/become a member of, join ~
She became a member of the Society of Arts.

leave ~
The country plans to leave the organization.

4 work/responsibility




go about
market traders going about their daily business
| make sth
I shall make it my business to find out who is responsible.


have no business doing sth/to do sth
You have no business (= no right)being here.
| mind your own business
(= think about your own affairs and not try to get involved in other people's)‘What are you reading?’ ‘Mind your own business!’ I was just sitting there, minding my own business, when a man started shouting at me.
| none of your business/no business of yours
My private life is none of your business (= does not concern you).

5 important matters


private | important, pressing, urgent | unfinished
We've got some unfinished business to discuss.


get down to
OK, let's get down to business.
| deal with, discuss, talk
I'm not going to talk business tonight.


any other business
(= items discussed at the end of a meeting)I think we've finished item four. Now, is there any other business?

6 situation/event


I'll be glad when the whole business is over and done with.
| awful, bad, dreadful, terrible
It was an awful business?he couldn't work for months.
| funny, strange

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