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Definitions of enterprise

  1. To undertake; to begin and attempt to perform; to venture upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To treat with hospitality; to entertain. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To undertake an enterprise, or something hazardous or difficult. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To undertake; to begin and attempt to perform. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. an organization created for business ventures; "a growing enterprise must have a bold leader" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. readiness to embark on bold new ventures Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Willingness or eagerness to engage in labor which requires boldness, promptness, energy, and like qualities; as, a man of great enterprise. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. An undertaking of importance or risk; boldness; energy and invention. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. A bold attempt; adventure; daring. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. An undertaking; bold or difficult attempt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Boldness, energy, and invention in practical affairs. enterprize. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Something undertaken or attempted to be performed, specially a bold, arduous, or hazardous undertaking, either physical or moral; a spirit of bold adventure. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Anything attempted to be performed; an undertaking; any bold or hazardous undertaking. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for enterprise

  1. The enterprise that had once failed could not be reundertaken at once. – The Law of Hemlock Mountain by Hugh Lundsford
  2. It made him sick to think of it; and, when it came to the point, he would rather have given up the whole enterprise – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
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