(comparative more personal, superlative most personal)
- Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.
- Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals; peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or general
- personal question; personal desire
- Her song was her personal look at the values of friendship.
- You can’t read my diary – it is personal.
- Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance; corporeal.
- personal charms
- Done in person; without the intervention of another.
- a personal interview; personal settings
- Relating to an individual, his character, conduct, motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive manner; as, personal reflections or remarks.
- (grammar) Denoting a person.
- a personal pronoun
Not to be confused with personnel (“employees, staff”).
terms etymologically related to personal
- An advertisement by which individuals attempt to meet others
See also dues and payment; economics; money.
1. the acknowledgment of a bill of exchange, in writing across the back, binding the acceptor to make payment.
2. the bill so endorsed.
a statistician of an insurance company who calculates risks and premiums.
1. the exchange rate between the currencies of different nations.
2. the fee paid to effect an exchange of currency. See also agiotage.
the business of trading or speculating in foreign exchange. Also called agio.
the paying off of a debt in equal installments composed of gradually changing amounts of principal and interest.
an investment that bears a fixed return yearly, for a fixed period or for the life of the recipient.
the treasury, especially of a college. See also learning.
cambistry. —cambist, n.
1. a dealer in bills of exchange.
2. a handbook
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The annual rate of return that when compounded t times, would have
given the same t-period holding return as actually occurred from period 1 to period t.
An option is at-the-money if the strike price of the option is equal to the market price of the
underlying security. For
(countable and uncountable, plural businesses)
- (countable) A specific commercial enterprise or establishment.
- I was left my father’s business.
- (countable) A person’s occupation, work, or trade.
- He is in the motor business.
- I’m going to Las Vegas on business.
- (uncountable) Commercial, industrial, or professional activity.
- He’s such a poor cook, I can’t believe he’s still in business!
- We do business all over the world.
- (uncountable) The volume or amount of commercial trade.
- Business has been slow lately.
- They did nearly a million dollars of business over the long weekend.
- (uncountable) One’s dealings; patronage.
- I shall take my business elsewhere.
- (uncountable) Private commercial interests taken collectively.
- This proposal will satisfy both business and labor.
- (uncountable) The management of commercial enterprises, or the study of such management.
- I studied business at Harvard.
- (countable) A particular situation or activity.
- This UFO stuff is a mighty strange business.
- (countable) An objective or
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2. Characterized by or sustaining much activity: a busy morning; a busy street.
3. Being a busybody; meddlesome; prying.
4. Being in use, as a telephone line.
5. Cluttered with detail to the point of being distracting: a busy design.
To make busy; occupy: busied myself preparing my tax return.
[Middle English bisi, busi, from Old English bysig.]
of ferrets; ferrets collectively–Bk. of St. Albans, 1486.
WordReference Random House Learner’s Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Business the buying and selling of goods for profit;
commerce:[uncountable]majored in business at her university.
- Business a person or corporation that buys and sells goods:[countable]started a business from the ground up.
- Business a store, office, etc., where trade is carried on:[countable]a small business on Main Street.
- Business amount or volume of trade:[uncountable]Business is up (= The amount of trade is increasing).
- something with which a person is rightfully concerned:[uncountable]Words are a writer’s business.
activity:[uncountable]I’m fed up with the whole business.
- the business, [uncountable] harsh or rough treatment, such as a scolding:gave