Definitions for enterpriseˈɛn tərˌpraɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

en•ter•priseˈɛn tərˌpraɪz(n.)

  1. a project undertaken, esp. one that is important or difficult or requires boldness or energy.

  2. a plan for such a project.

  3. participation or engagement in such projects.

  4. boldness or readiness in undertaking; adventurous spirit or ingenuity.

  5. a company organized for commercial purposes; business firm.

    Category: Business

  6. (cap.) the prototype for the space shuttle, used for atmospheric flight and landing tests.

    Category: Aerospace

Origin of enterprise:

1400–50; late ME < MF, n. use of fem. of entrepris, ptp. of entreprendre to undertake, OF, =entre-inter-+prendre to take (see prize1 )

en′ter•pris`er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enterprise, endeavor, endeavour(noun)

    a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)

    "he had doubts about the whole enterprise"

  2. enterprise(noun)

    an organization created for business ventures

    "a growing enterprise must have a bold leader"

  3. enterprise, enterprisingness, initiative, go-ahead(noun)

    readiness to embark on bold new ventures

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. enterprise(noun)ˈɛn tərˌpraɪz

    a business; = company

    a very profitable enterprise

  2. enterpriseˈɛn tərˌpraɪz

    a large project

    their latest ambitious enterprise

  3. enterpriseˈɛn tərˌpraɪz

    the development of business activity

    a plan to encourage enterprise in developing countries

Wiktionary

  1. enterprise(Noun)

    A company, business, organization, or other purposeful endeavor.

  2. enterprise(Noun)

    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.

  3. enterprise(Noun)

    A willingness to undertake new or risky projects; energy and initiative.

    He has shown great enterprise throughout his early career.

  4. enterprise(Noun)

    an active participation in projects

  5. Origin: From via and , feminine past participle of entreprendre, from entre + prendre, from Latin inter + prehendo, see prehensile.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enterprise(noun)

    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

  2. Enterprise(noun)

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

  3. Enterprise(verb)

    to undertake; to begin and attempt to perform; to venture upon

  4. Enterprise(verb)

    to treat with hospitality; to entertain

  5. Enterprise(verb)

    to undertake an enterprise, or something hazardous or difficult

Freebase

  1. Enterprise

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'enterprise' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2417

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'enterprise' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3532

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'enterprise' in Nouns Frequency: #775


Translations for enterprise

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

enterprise(noun)

something that is attempted or undertaken (especially if it requires boldness or courage)

business enterprises; a completely new enterprise.

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