Definitions for: Enterprise

[n] a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness); "he had doubts about the whole enterprise"
[n] readiness to embark on bold new ventures
[n] an organization created for business ventures; "a growing enterprise must have a bold leader"

Webster (1913) Definition: En"ter*prise, n. [F. enterprise, fr. entreprendre
to undertake; entre between (L. inter) + prendre to take. See
Inter, and Emprise.]
1. That which is undertaken; something attempted to be
performed; a work projected which involves activity,
courage, energy, and the like; a bold, arduous, or
hazardous attempt; an undertaking; as, a manly enterprise;
a warlike enterprise. --Shak.

Their hands can not perform their enterprise. --Job
v. 12.

2. Willingness or eagerness to engage in labor which requires
boldness, promptness, energy, and like qualities; as, a
man of great enterprise.

En"ter*prise, v. t.
1. To undertake; to begin and attempt to perform; to venture
upon. [R.]

The business must be enterprised this night.

What would I not renounce or enterprise for you!
--T. Otway.

2. To treat with hospitality; to entertain. [Obs.]

Him at the threshold met, and well did enterprise.

En"ter*prise, v. i.
To undertake an enterprise, or something hazardous or
difficult. [R.] --Pope.

Synonyms: endeavor, endeavour, enterprisingness, go-ahead, initiative

See Also: business, business activity, business concern, business organisation, business organization, collective, commercial activity, commercial enterprise, concern, drive, forlorn hope, fraudulent scheme, giant, illegitimate enterprise, labor, organisation, organization, project, racket, task, undertaking

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