Origin of enterprisingfrom archaic verb enterprise, to undertake from the noun
The definition of enterprising is a person who is full of energy and ambition.
An example of enterprising is someone who starts their own business.
Showing initiative and willingness to undertake new projects: The enterprising children opened a lemonade stand.
- Its enterprising ambition was encouraged by taking fresh country north and south.
- Valiant, enterprising, pious as he was, all these fine qualities were ruined by a reckless good nature which never thought of the morrow.
- They are skilled artisans, bankers and merchants, and are remarkable for their industry, their quick intelligence, their aptitude for business, and for that enterprising spirit which led their ancestors, in Roman times, to trade with Scythia, China and India.
- His son, Dirk IV., was one of the most enterprising of his warlike and strenuous race.
- Yet in spite of these disabilities there are amongst the Russian Jews many enterprising contractors, skilful doctors, and successful lawyers and scientists.