man of affairs


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Noun1.man of affairs - a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)man of affairs - a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)
amalgamator - a businessman who arranges an amalgamation of two or more commercial companies
arb, arbitrager, arbitrageur - someone who engages in arbitrage (who purchases securities in one market for immediate resale in another in the hope of profiting from the price differential)
big businessman, business leader, magnate, top executive, tycoon, baron, mogul, king, power - a very wealthy or powerful businessman; "an oil baron"
bourgeois, businessperson - a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise
industrialist - someone who manages or has significant financial interest in an industrial enterprise
oilman - a person who owns or operates oil wells
operator - someone who owns or operates a business; "who is the operator of this franchise?"
owner, proprietor - (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business; "he is the owner of a chain of restaurants"
small businessman - a businessman who runs a business employing less than 100 people
suit - (slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit; "all the suits care about is the bottom line"
syndicator - a businessman who forms a syndicate
transactor - someone who conducts or carries on business or negotiations
References in classic literature ?
Fra Luca, the man of affairs to Maximilian,[*] the present emperor, speaking of his majesty, said: He consulted with no one, yet never got his own way in anything.
He went out quickly, the keen, tense man of affairs.
But as a practical man of affairs it is acknowledged that you stand alone.
He was a good man, full of tenderness for everyone, and should not have tried to be a man of affairs.
Writing generally as a man of affairs, for practical ends, he makes no attempt at elegance and is informal even to the appearance of looseness of expression.
He is one of the most powerfully intellectual of all English writers, and the clear force of his work is admirable; but being first a man of affairs and only secondarily a man of letters, he stands only on the outskirts of real literature.
What is certain is that the late Henry Allegre's man of affairs found himself comparatively idle.
He had neither the fortune of Henry Allegre nor a man of affairs of his own.
All he discovered was a strange, fat woman, a sort of virago, who had, apparently, been put in as a caretaker by the man of affairs.
A strange combination this of the worker, the idealist, the man of affairs.
A couple of days later I had a visit in Dublin from the nuns' man of affairs and he was followed by the Dean of Cork, Monsignor Sexton, and finally the Bishop of Cork complained to the Papal Nuncio, who went to see De Valera.
And so Max is a long-time Democrat who served a Republican President; a tough-minded realist in foreign policy who is prepared to think in new ways about how to eliminate weapons of mass destruction; a practical man of affairs who never tires of telling us that we can change what is if only we are guided by our vision of what ought to be.