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Definitions of enterprise

  1. a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness); "he had doubts about the whole enterprise" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an organization created for business ventures; "a growing enterprise must have a bold leader" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. readiness to embark on bold new ventures Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. Willingness or eagerness to engage in labor which requires boldness, promptness, energy, and like qualities; as, a man of great enterprise. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To undertake; to begin and attempt to perform; to venture upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To treat with hospitality; to entertain. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To undertake an enterprise, or something hazardous or difficult. 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. That which is taken hold of, entered on, or attempted: a bold or dangerous undertaking: an adventure: daring. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. A bold attempt; adventure; daring. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. An undertaking; bold or difficult attempt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Boldness, energy, and invention in practical affairs. enterprize. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. 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.
  15. To undertake; to begin and attempt to perform. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. 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.
  17. A business, generally a large one. foldoc_fs
  18. en't[.e]r-pr[=i]z, n. that which is attempted: a bold or dangerous undertaking: an adventure: daring.--v.t. to undertake.--n. EN'TERPRISER, an adventurer.--p.adj. EN'TERPRISING, forward in undertaking: adventurous.--adv. EN'TERPRISINGLY. [O. Fr. entreprise, pa.p. of entreprendre--entre, in, prendre--L. prehend[)e]re, to seize.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. Undertaking, esp. bold or difficult one; courage, readiness, to engage in ee., as he has no e. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. an American brig of fourteen guns, Captain Burrows. September 5, 1813, the brig, while sailing off the Maine coast, met the British brig " Boxer," also of fourteen guns. Both vessels opened fire at the same time. The wind was light and the cannonading very destructive. The " Enterprise," crossing the bows of the " Boxer," gave such a raking fire that the latter surrendered. The battle lasted forty minutes. Both commanders were killed. Two days later the prize was taken into Portland harbor. Dictionary of United States history
  21. n. [French] That which is undertaken; a bold attempt; an adventure; an undertaking;—willingness or eagerness to engage in labour which requires boldness, promptness, energy, &c. Cabinet Dictionary
  22. An undertaking of hazard, an arduous attempt. Complete Dictionary
  23. To undertake, to attempt, to essay. Complete Dictionary
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