a suit, especially one of conservative cut and color.
Compare suit (defs 2, 3).
Evening Dress W. D. Howells
The American Language Henry L. Mencken
a woman regularly employed in business, especially a white-collar worker, executive, or owner. Contemporary Examples High Fashion Made in India Liza Foreman February 18, 2014 Washington Post’s Katharine Weymouth Offers the ‘Story Behind the Story’ Eleanor Clift March 9, 2013 Desperate for a Taliban Deal? Michael O’Hanlon, Hassina Sherjan February 1, 2010 Who’s Who at […]
an occupation, profession, or trade: His business is poultry farming. the purchase and sale of goods in an attempt to make a profit. a person, partnership, or corporation engaged in commerce, manufacturing, or a service; profit-seeking enterprise or concern. volume of trade; patronage: Most of the store’s business comes from local families. a building or […]
conforming to, attending to, or characteristic of business. efficient, practical, or realistic. capable but unenthusiastic. Contemporary Examples Recession-Proof Philanthropy Matthew Bishop December 23, 2008 Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis Stanley Booth June 6, 2014 ‘Whores’ Glory’: An Interview With Michael Glawogger Tracy Quan April 27, 2012 Call […]