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.
- A hardy and enterprising race of men had sprung from this mixture, and supplies being sent by sea from Holland.
- In 1800, Osai Tutu Quamina, an enterprising and ambitious man, who appears early to have formed the desire of opening a communication with white nations, became king.