- An example of an enterprise is a new start-up business.
- An example of enterprise is someone taking initiative to start a business.
- an undertaking; project; specif.,
- a bold, difficult, dangerous, or important undertaking
- a business venture or company
- willingness to undertake new or risky projects; energy and initiative
- active participation in projects
Origin of enterpriseMiddle English from Old French entreprise from feminine past participle of entreprendre, to undertake from entre- (L inter), in, between + prendre from Classical Latin prehendere: see prehensile
- An undertaking, especially one of some scope, complication, and risk.
- A business organization.
- Industrious, systematic activity, especially when directed toward profit: Private enterprise is basic to capitalism.
- Willingness to undertake new ventures; initiative: “Through want of enterprise and faith men are where they are, buying and selling, and spending their lives like serfs” ( Henry David Thoreau )
Origin of enterpriseMiddle English from Old French entreprise from past participle of entreprendre to undertake entre- between ( from Latin inter- ; see inter- . ) prendre to take ( from Latin prehendere, prēndere ; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.)
- A company, business, organization, or other purposeful endeavor.
- The government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) are a group of financial services corporations which have been created by the United States Congress.
- A micro-enterprise is defined as a business having 5 or fewer employees and a low seed capital.
- An undertaking or project, especially a daring and courageous one.
- Biosphere 2 was a scientific enterprise aimed at the exploration of the complex web of interactions within life systems.
- A willingness to undertake new or risky projects; energy and initiative.
- He has shown great enterprise throughout his early career.
- an active participation in projects
(third-person singular simple present enterprises, present participle enterprising, simple past and past participle enterprised)
enterprise - Computer Definition
(1) Any undertaking or project, with the implication that it is of reasonable size and complexity.
(2) The entire organization, including all of its subsidiaries. It implies a large corporation or government agency, but it may also refer to a company of any size with many systems and users to manage. It depends on context. A corner candy store is "someone's enterprise." The terms "enterprise," "company," "corporation" and "organization" are used synonymously. Enterprise Class When one hears about an "enterprise class device," it means high-end equipment typically for the large organization. See enterprise computing, enterprise architecture and enterprise networking.