(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. business, profession, occupation; livelihood; craft; merchandising; commerce, traffic, barter; clientele; purchase and sale, deal. —v. t. barter, buy and sell, bargain. See sale.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Business]
Syn. commerce, sales, enterprise; see business 1 .
2. [A craft]
Syn. occupation, profession, position; see job 1 .
Common trades include: accountant, boilermaker, baker, barber, butcher, bookbinder, bricklayer, carpenter, chef, construction worker, cook, draftsman, cabinetmaker, cameraman, data processing technician, data entry operator, mechanic, dressmaker, electrician, embalmer, engraver, Jeweler, locksmith, metallurgist, repairman, merchant, storekeeper, millwright, miner, machinist, optician, operator, painter, plumber, printer, seamstress, shoemaker, tailor, textile worker, technician, toolmaker, welder.
3. [An individual business transaction]
Syn. deal, barter, contract; see sale 2 .
See Synonym Study at business . v.
1. [To do business]
Syn. patronize, shop, purchase; see buy 1 , sell 1 .
2. [To give one thing for another]
Syn. barter, swap, give in exchange; see exchange 2 .
See Synonym Study at sell .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. line of work occupation, business, profession, vocation, job, metier, craft, skill, employment, calling.
2. buying and selling commerce, marketing, exchange, merchandising, mercantilism, barter, interchange, transaction.
3. customers clientele, patrons.
1. swap exchange, barter, switch, interchange.
2. do business with buy and sell, deal, transact, patronize, shop.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Commercial, industrial, or professional activity in general: business, commerce, industry, trading, traffic. See ACTION. 2. The commercial transactions of customers with a supplier: business, custom, patronage, traffic. See TRANSACTIONS. 3. The act of exchanging or substituting: change, commutation, exchange, interchange, shift, substitution, switch, transposition. Informal: swap. See CHANGE, SUBSTITUTE. 4. Activity pursued as a livelihood: art, business, calling, career, craft, employment, job, line, metier, occupation, profession, pursuit, vocation, work. Slang: racket. Archaic: employ. See ACTION. II verb 1. To give up in return for something else: change, commute, exchange, interchange, shift, substitute, switch. Informal: swap. See CHANGE, SUBSTITUTE. 2. To offer for sale. Also used with in: deal (in), handle, market, merchandise, merchant, peddle, retail, sell, vend. See TRANSACTIONS.

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