Enterprise meaning

ĕntər-prīz
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A business organization.
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An undertaking; project.
  • A bold, difficult, dangerous, or important undertaking.
  • A business venture or company.
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The definition of an enterprise is a project, a willingness to take on a new project, an undertaking or business venture.

An example of an enterprise is a new start-up business.

An example of enterprise is someone taking initiative to start a business.

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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.

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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.

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(1) Any undertaking or project, with the implication that it is of reasonable size and complexity.
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(intransitive) To undertake an enterprise, or something hazardous or difficult.

verb
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To undertake; to begin and attempt to perform; to venture upon.
verb
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Willingness to undertake new ventures; initiative.
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A willingness to undertake new or risky projects; energy and initiative.

He has shown great enterprise throughout his early career.

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To treat with hospitality; to entertain.
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Willingness to undertake new or risky projects; energy and initiative.
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Active participation in projects.
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Town in SE Nev., near Las Vegas.
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An active participation in projects.
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An undertaking, especially one of some scope, complication, and risk.
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Industrious, systematic activity, especially when directed toward profit.

Private enterprise is basic to capitalism.

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Origin of enterprise

  • Middle English from Old French entreprise from past participle of entreprendre to undertake entre- between (from Latin inter- inter–) prendre to take (from Latin prehendere, prēndere ghend- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French via Middle English and Middle French entreprise, feminine past participle of entreprendre (“to undertake”), from entre (“in between”) + prendre (“to take”), from Latin inter + prehendō, see prehensile.

    From Wiktionary