enterprise, endeavor, endeavour(noun)
a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
"he had doubts about the whole enterprise"
an organization created for business ventures
"a growing enterprise must have a bold leader"
enterprise, enterprisingness, initiative, go-ahead(noun)
readiness to embark on bold new ventures
A company, business, organization, or other purposeful endeavor.
An undertaking or project, especially a daring and courageous one.
Biosphere 2 was a scientific enterprise aimed at the exploration of the complex web of interactions within life systems.
A willingness to undertake new or risky projects; energy and initiative.
He has shown great enterprise throughout his early career.
an active participation in projects
Origin: From via and , feminine past participle of entreprendre, from entre + prendre, from Latin inter + prehendo, see prehensile.
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
willingness or eagerness to engage in labor which requires boldness, promptness, energy, and like qualities; as, a man of great enterprise
to undertake; to begin and attempt to perform; to venture upon
to treat with hospitality; to entertain
to undertake an enterprise, or something hazardous or difficult
Origin: [F. enterprise, fr. entreprendre to undertake; entre between (L. inter) + prendre to take. See Inter, and Emprise.]
Enterprise is a fictional spaceship which appeared in the American science fiction television series Star Trek: Enterprise. It had the in-universe registration of NX-01 and appeared earlier in the franchise timeline than any Starfleet ship named Enterprise. The producers of the series had originally intended to use an Akira-class starship as seen in Star Trek: First Contact, but production designer Herman Zimmerman talked them into using a design with greater influence from Star Trek: The Original Series. Doug Drexler designed the exterior of the vessel, eventually arriving at the final design after also suggesting a Daedalus-class starship with a sphere-shaped primary hull, and a ship more reminiscent of the USS Enterprise complete with secondary hull. These ideas were turned down by the producers, who instead pushed for the final version as seen. Drexler also proposed a refit design, which may have been used if the series continued into a fifth season. The interior of the ship was designed by a number of staff members, but primarily by Zimmerman.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
en′tėr-prīz, 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. prehendĕre, to seize.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'enterprise' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2417
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'enterprise' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3532
Rank popularity for the word 'enterprise' in Nouns Frequency: #775
The numerical value of enterprise in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of enterprise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
Government never furthered any enterprise but the alacrity with which it got out of the way.
No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.
Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
I am very confident in the future prospects of our enterprise, which will combine an improved capital structure with a network of profitable properties.
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Translations for enterprise
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- предприемчивост, инициатива, предприятиеBulgarian
- empresaCatalan, Valencian
- initiativ, foretagsomhed, foretagende, bedrift, virksomhedDanish
- Unternehmungsgeist, Unternehmen, Unternehmungslust, UnterfangenGerman
- empresa, empuje, emprendimiento, iniciativaSpanish
- entreprise, venture, initiativeFrench
- מבצע, יזמות, יזמהHebrew
- 事業, 冒険心, 企業Japanese
- empreendimento, empresa, iniciativa, empreitadaPortuguese
- инициатива, предприятие, начинание, предприимчивость, затея, проектRussian
- podvig, podjetjeSlovene
- vågstycke, företagSwedish
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