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Pronunciation:  'entur`prIz

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

ENTERPRISE is a 10 letter word that starts with E.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
  3. \En"ter*prise\, v. i.
    To undertake an enterprise, or something hazardous or
    difficult. [R.] --Pope.
Computing Dictionary

A business, generally a large one.

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