- 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.