Definition of Big Business

1. Noun. Commercial enterprises organized and financed on a scale large enough to influence social and political policies. "Big business is growing so powerful it is difficult to regulate it effectively"

Generic synonyms: Business, Business Sector

Definition of Big Business

1. Noun. (alternative form of big business) ¹

2. Noun. (sometimes capitalized) Large, for-profit corporations collectively, understood as having significant economic, political, or social influence. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Big Business

big bedbug
big blind
big bluestem
big bluestems
big board
big box
big boxes
big boy
big boys
big brain
big break
big brother
big brothers
big brown bat
big bucks
big business
big businessman
big cat
big cats
big cheese
big cheeses
big daddies
big daddy
big deal
big deals
big dipper
big dippers
big enchilada
big enchiladas
big fat

Literary usage of Big Business

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. America to Japan: A Symposium of Papers by Representative Citizens of the by Lindsay Russell (1915)
"... THE MESSAGE OF Big Business BY JOSEPH IC CLARKE Editor, Special Correspondent SENTIMENT is not implied in matters of trade, ..."

2. The Foundations of National Prosperity: Studies in the Conservation of by Richard Theodore Ely, Charles Kenneth Leith, Ralph Henry Hess, Thomas Nixon Carver (1917)
"—'big business,' if you please—is winning such victories in the largest and wisest use of our mineral resources that its public-service nature is becoming ..."

3. The New Nation by Frederic Logan Paxson (1915)
"CHAPTER XVIII Big Business THE panic of 1893 ended the first period of the trust problem. The preceding years had been years of formation aud experiment. ..."

4. American Ideals by Norman Foerster, William Whatley Pierson (1917)
"demand is that big business give the people a square deal and that the people give a square deal to any man engaged in big business who honestly endeavors ..."

5. Problems of American Democracy by Ray Osgood Hughes (1922)
"Dangers in Big Business. — Not all the results of large production are necessarily beneficial ... The tremendous financial power of big business is a source ..."

6. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1922)
"For big business, the centre of all economic life was prices; for Labor, ... Big business owed much to government aid, such as protective tar ill's. ..."

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