English dictionary of Business

English dictionary of Business

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the act of approaching or entering; "he gained access to the building"

accord ; accordance
concurrence of opinion; "we are in accord with your proposal"

account ; business relationship
a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services; "he asked to see the executive who handled his account"

accountancy ; accounting
the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business

someone who maintains and audits business accounts

a system that provides quantitative information about finances

achieve ; accomplish ; attain ; reach
to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"

addendum ; supplement ; postscript
textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end

administration ; disposal
a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)

adoption ; acceptance
the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"

advantage ; vantage
the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me"

advertisement ; ad ; advertising ; advert
a public promotion of some product or service

a proposal for an appropriate course of action

adviser ; advisor ; consultant
an expert who gives advice; "an adviser helped students select their courses"; "the United States sent military advisors to Guatemala"

advocate ; counsel ; pleader
a lawyer who pleads cases in court

agreement ; arrangement
the thing arranged or agreed to; "they made arrangements to meet in Chicago"

agreement ; understanding
the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"; "there was an understanding between management and the workers"

aim ; object ; objective ; target
the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"

ambition ; aspiration ; dream
a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business"

analysis ; analytic thinking
the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations

someone who is skilled at analyzing data

anticipation ; expectancy
an expectation

anticipation ; expectation
anticipating with confidence of fulfillment

an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone; "he wrote a letter of apology to the hostess"

works for an expert to learn a trade

one of a class of artifacts; "an article of clothing"

assent ; acquiescence
agreement with a statement or proposal to do something; "he gave his assent eagerly"; "a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly"

anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company

a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor; "he had to consult his associate before continuing"

a supplementary part or accessory

attention ; attending
the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others

authority ; authorization ; authorisation
the power or right to give orders or make decisions; "he has the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"; "a place of potency in the state"

authorization ; authorisation
the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant

obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service; "kept a fire extinguisher available"; "much information is available through computers"; "available in many colors"; "the list of available candidates is unusually long"

average ; norm
a statistic describing the location of a distribution; "it set the norm for American homes"

banknote ; bill ; note ; bank bill ; bank note ; greenback
a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank); "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes"

bargain ; deal
an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each; "he made a bargain with the devil"; "he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals"

the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement

bid ; tender
a formal proposal to buy at a specified price

bill of lading ; waybill
a receipt given by the carrier to the shipper acknowledging receipt of the goods being shipped and specifying the terms of delivery

someone who records the transactions of a business

bookkeeping ; clerking
the activity of recording business transactions

booklet ; brochure ; leaflet ; pamphlet
a small book usually having a paper cover

booth ; cubicle ; stall ; kiosk
small area set off by walls for special use

boss ; director ; head ; chief
a person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation"

a division of some larger or more complex organization; "a branch of Congress"; "botany is a branch of biology"; "the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages"

brand ; make
a recognizable kind; "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that?"

a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose; "the laboratory runs on a budget of a million a year"

bureaucracy ; bureaucratism
nonelective government officials

a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; "he bought his brother's business"; "a small mom-and-pop business"; "a racially integrated business concern"

business card
a card on which are printed the person's name and business affiliation

business enterprise ; business
the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"

a female businessperson

calculation ; computation
the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods

capacity ; content
the amount that can be contained; "the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons"

capital ; working capital
assets available for use in the production of further assets

career ; calling ; vocation
the particular occupation for which you are trained

career ; life history
the general progression of your working or professional life; "the general had had a distinguished career"; "he had a long career in the law"

cargo ; lading ; freight ; load ; payload ; shipment
goods carried by a large vehicle

catalog ; catalogue
a book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things; "he found it in the Sears catalog"

certificate ; certification
a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts

certification ; enfranchisement
the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on

coins of small denomination regarded collectively; "he had a pocketful of change"

the price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge"

a visual display of information

a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check"

an employee who performs clerical work (e.g., keeps records or accounts)

a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer

collaborator ; cooperator ; partner
an associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest; "the musician and the librettist were collaborators"; "sexual partners"

colleague ; co-worker
an associate that one works with

transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

committee ; commission
a special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle

articles of commerce

communication ; communicating
the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"

an institution created to conduct business; "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"

a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area

something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)

a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers; "business competition can be fiendish at times"

(formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow

complaint ; charge
(criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"

concession ; grant
a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business; "he got the beer concession at the ball park"

concurrence ; concurrency
agreement of results or opinions

a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda)

permission to do something; "he indicated his consent"

the person to whom merchandise is delivered over

constraint ; restraint
the state of being physically constrained; "dogs should be kept under restraint"

a conference between two or more people to consider a particular question; "frequent consultations with his lawyer"; "a consultation of several medical specialists"

a person who uses goods or services

a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

joint operation or action; "their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"

an association formed and operated for the benefit of those using it

the skillful and effective interaction of movements

copier ; duplicator
apparatus that makes copies of typed, written or drawn material

a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing; "she made a copy of the designer dress"; "the clone was a copy of its ancestor"

corporation ; corp
a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state

the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor

a body serving in an administrative capacity; "student council"

course ; class
education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings; "he took a course in basket weaving"; "flirting is not unknown in college classes"

money available for a client to borrow

the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used

customer ; client
someone who pays for goods or services

the point in time at which something must be completed

money or goods or services owed by one person to another

deception ; deceit
the act of deceiving

defect ; fault ; flaw
an imperfection in an object or machine; "a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"

delivery ; bringing
the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail); "his reluctant delivery of bad news"

the ability and desire to purchase goods and services; "the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"; "the demand exceeded the supply"

demand ; need
a condition requiring relief; "she satisfied his need for affection"; "God has no need of men to accomplish His work"; "there is a demand for jobs"

department ; section
a specialized division of a large organization; "you'll find it in the hardware department"; "she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury"

design ; designing
the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan); "he contributed to the design of a new instrument"

act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining; "he congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency"; "they funded research and development"

a drawing intended to explain how something works; a drawing showing the relation between the parts

diary ; journal
a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations

a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result; "serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent"

a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity; "the boss loves to send us directives"

director ; manager
someone who controls resources and expenditures

disagreement ; dissension ; dissonance
a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters

disapprobation ; condemnation
an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable; "his uncompromising condemnation of racism"

discount ; deduction
the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise

the commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer

distribution ; dispersion
the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume; "worldwide in distribution"; "the distribution of nerve fibers"; "in complementary distribution"

that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders; usually paid quarterly

dollar volume ; turnover
the volume measured in dollars; "the store's dollar volume continues to rise"

doorkeeper ; doorman ; porter ; gatekeeper
someone who guards an entrance

the operator of a motor vehicle

a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership); "the society dropped him for non-payment of dues"

selling goods abroad at a price below that charged in the domestic market

duty ; obligation
the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr

duty ; tariff
a government tax on imports or exports; "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries"

the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management

economist ; economic expert
an expert in the science of economics

economy ; economic system
the system of production and distribution and consumption

a worker who is hired to perform a job

a person or firm that employs workers

entrepreneur ; enterpriser
someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it

the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"

everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities

ethics ; moral philosophy
the philosophical study of moral values and rules

excess ; surplus ; surplusage
a quantity much larger than is needed

excuse ; exculpation
a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.; "he kept finding excuses to stay"; "every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job"; "his transparent self-justification was unacceptable"

the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities; "a man of experience"; "experience is the best teacher"

export ; exportation
commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country

a businessperson who transports goods abroad (for sale)

exporting ; exportation
the commercial activity of selling and shipping goods to a foreign country

gathering of producers to promote business; "world fair"; "trade fair"; "book fair"

a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services

fine ; mulct
money extracted as a penalty

firm ; house
the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house"

a printed document with spaces in which to write; "he filled out his tax form"

fraud ; hoax ; humbug
something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating

good will ; goodwill
(accounting) an intangible asset valued according to the advantage or reputation a business has acquired (over and above its tangible assets)

graph ; graphical record
a visual representation of the relations between certain quantities plotted with reference to a set of axes

group ; grouping
any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

guarantee ; warranty
a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications

help ; aid ; assistance
the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"

holiday ; vacation
leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure; "we get two weeks of vacation every summer"; "we took a short holiday in Puerto Rico"

import ; importation
commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country

someone whose business involves importing goods from outside (especially from a foreign country)

the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time

indebtedness ; liability
an obligation to pay money to another party

industry ; manufacture
the organized action of making of goods and services for sale; "American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"

inflation ; rising prices
a general and progressive increase in prices; "in inflation everything gets more valuable except money"

the lack of financial resources

unable to meet or discharge financial obligations; "an insolvent person"; "an insolvent estate"

a high ranking police officer

promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company

a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed; "how much interest do you pay on your mortgage?"

introduction ; debut
the act of beginning something new; "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line"

invention ; innovation
a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation

make an investment; "Put money into bonds"

investing ; investment
the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit

investment ; investment funds
money that is invested with an expectation of profit

invoice ; bill ; account
an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered; "he paid his bill and left"; "send me an account of what I owe"

job ; task ; chore
a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee; "estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars"; "the job of repairing the engine took several hours"; "the endless task of classifying the samples"; "the farmer's morning chores"

an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object

labor ; labour
productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"

laborer ; labourer
someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor

legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping"

lawyer ; attorney
a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice

leave ; leave of absence
the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty; "a ten day's leave to visit his mother"

license ; licence
freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)

license ; licence ; permit
a legal document giving official permission to do something

load ; loading ; burden
weight to be borne or conveyed

the temporary provision of money (usually at interest)

the act of losing someone or something; "everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock"

the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue; "the company operated at a loss last year"; "the company operated in the red last year"

those in charge of running a business

management ; direction
the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"

a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the sheep"

the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold; "without competition there would be no market"; "they were driven from the marketplace"

the commercial processes involved in promoting and selling and distributing a product or service; "most companies have a manager in charge of marketing"

marketplace ; market place ; mart ; market
an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up

material ; stuff
the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"

mean ; mean value
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n

mediator ; go-between ; intermediary
a negotiator who acts as a link between parties

meeting ; coming together
the social act of assembling for some common purpose; "his meeting with the salesmen was the high point of his day"

meeting ; encounter
a casual or unexpected convergence; "he still remembers their meeting in Paris"; "there was a brief encounter in the hallway"

merchandise ; ware
commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"

a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled; "he sent a three-word message"

the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender; "we tried to collect the money he owed us"

suspension of an ongoing activity

a conditional conveyance of property as security for the repayment of a loan

motto ; slogan ; catchword ; shibboleth
a favorite saying of a sect or political group

a discussion intended to produce an agreement; "the buyout negotiation lasted several days"; "they disagreed but kept an open dialogue"; "talks between Israelis and Palestinians"

novice ; beginner ; tyro ; tiro
someone new to a field or activity

occupation ; job
the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"

offer ; offering
the verbal act of offering; "a generous offer of assistance"

office ; business office
place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed; "he rented an office in the new building"

officer ; officeholder
someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust; "he is an officer of the court"; "the club elected its officers for the coming year"

a planned activity involving many people performing various actions; "they organized a rescue operation"; "the biggest police operation in French history"; "running a restaurant is quite an operation"; "consolidate the companies various operations"

output ; yield
production of a certain amount

the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes

work done in addition to regular working hours

owner ; possessor
a person who owns something; "they are searching for the owner of the car"; "who is the owner of that friendly smile?"

owner ; proprietor
(law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business; "he is the owner of a chain of restaurants"

the relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession with the right to transfer possession to others

package ; bundle ; packet ; parcel
a collection of things wrapped or boxed together

package ; parcel
a wrapped container

someone who takes part in an activity

password ; watchword
a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group; "he forgot the password"

a sum of money paid or a claim discharged

a regular payment to a person that is intended to allow them to subsist without working

performance ; execution
the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it; "they criticised his performance as mayor"; "experience generally improves performance"

approval to do something; "he asked permission to leave"

a copier that uses photographic methods of making copies

a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"

an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people

prerequisite ; requirement
something that is required in advance; "Latin was a prerequisite for admission"

prerogative ; privilege ; exclusive right
a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right); "suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males"

the act of making something publicly available; presenting news or other information by broadcasting or printing it; "he prepared his presentation carefully in advance"

president ; chairman ; chair ; chairperson
the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; "address your remarks to the chairperson"

the high value or worth of something; "her price is far above rubies"

the amount of money needed to purchase something; "the price of gasoline"; "he got his new car on excellent terms"; "how much is the damage?"

price ; cost
value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something; "the cost in human life was enormous"; "the price of success is hard work"; "what price glory?"

problem ; job
a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved; "she and her husband are having problems"; "it is always a job to contact him"; "urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog"

product ; production
an artifact that has been created by someone or some process; "they improve their product every year"; "they export most of their agricultural production"

an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)

the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

prohibition ; ban
a decree that prohibits something

promotion ; publicity
a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution; "the packaging of new ideas"

property ; belongings ; holding
something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone; "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property";

the acquisition of something for payment; "they closed the purchase with a handshake"

qualification ; making
an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something; "her qualifications for the job are excellent"; "one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree"; "she has the makings of fine musician"

a form containing a set of questions; submitted to people to gain statistical information

rate ; charge per unit
amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis; "a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5"

ratification ; confirmation
making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it; "the ratification of the treaty"; "confirmation of the appointment"

rebate ; discount
a refund of some fraction of the amount paid

an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made

snacks and drinks served as a light meal

the act of refusing

the act of rejecting something; "his proposals were met with rejection"

a message that helps you remember something; "he ignored his wife's reminders"

repair ; fix
the act of putting something in working order again

repayment ; quittance
payment of a debt or obligation

report ; account
a short account of the news; "the report of his speech"; "the story was on the 11 o'clock news"; "the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"

the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)

rest ; remainder ; balance ; residue ; residuum
something left after other parts have been taken away; "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"

restriction ; limitation
a principle that limits the extent of something; "I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements"

return ; take ; proceeds ; yield ; payoff
the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"

revenue ; receipts
the entire amount of income before any deductions are made

reward ; payoff
a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing; "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward"

(frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing; "mineral rights"; "film rights"

the general activity of selling; "they tried to boost sales"; "laws limit the sale of handguns"

section ; division
one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"

section ; subdivision
a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"

an assortment of things from which a choice can be made; "the store carried a large selection of shoes"

sender ; transmitter
someone who transmits a message; "return to sender"

work done by one person or group that benefits another; "budget separately for goods and services"

any of the equal portions into which the capital stock of a corporation is divided and ownership of which is evidenced by a stock certificate; "he bought 100 shares of IBM at the market price"

shop ; store
a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"

the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill"

your name written in your own handwriting

an ability that has been acquired by training

skill ; science
ability to produce solutions in some problem domain; "the skill of a well-trained boxer"; "the sweet science of pugilism"

a method for solving a problem; "the easy solution is to look it up in the handbook"

an example regarded as typical of its class

speculator ; plunger
someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains

personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task; "the hospital has an excellent nursing staff"; "the general relied on his staff to make routine decisions"

stagnation ; stagnancy ; doldrums
a state of inactivity (in business or art etc); "economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation"

someone entrusted to hold the stakes for two or more persons betting against one another; must deliver the stakes to the winner

stall ; stand
a booth where articles are displayed for sale

a supply of something available for future use; "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"

strike ; work stoppage
a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions; "the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled"

the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts; "artists must study the structure of the human body"; "the structure of the benzene molecule"

subsidiary company ; subsidiary
a company that is completely controlled by another company

an event that accomplishes its intended purpose; "let's call heads a success and tails a failure"; "the election was a remarkable success for the Whigs"

supplier ; provider
someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity

an amount of something available for use

the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities; "his support kept the family together"; "they gave him emotional support during difficult times"

an additional charge (as for items previously omitted or as a penalty for failure to exercise common caution or common skill)

surname ; family name ; last name
the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)

table ; tabular array
a set of data arranged in rows and columns; "see table 1"

tax ; taxation
charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government

team ; squad
a cooperative unit (especially in sports)

telephone ; phone
electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds; "I talked to him on the telephone"

teletypewriter ; teleprinter ; telex
a character printer connected to a telegraph that operates like a typewriter

a word or expression used for some particular thing; "he learned many medical terms"

the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services; "Venice was an important center of trade with the East"; "they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade"

someone who is being trained

the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities); "no transactions are possible without him"; "he has always been honest is his dealings with me"

transcript ; copy
a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record)

treaty ; pact ; accord
a written agreement between two states or sovereigns

truck ; motortruck
an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling

trust ; cartel
a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service; "they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"

the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable; "the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"

volunteer ; unpaid worker
a person who performs voluntary work

wage ; pay ; remuneration ; salary
something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"

the selling of goods to merchants; usually in large quantities for resale to consumers

activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"

work ; piece of work
a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing; "it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works"; "the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work"; "he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey"; "the work of an active imagination"; "erosion is the work of wind or water over time"

work force ; workforce ; manpower
the force of workers available

a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"

an employee who performs manual or industrial labor

workplace ; work
a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"

the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful

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