What does enterprise mean?

Definitions for enterprise
ˈɛn tərˌpraɪzen·ter·prise

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word enterprise.

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

Wiktionary

  1. enterprise(Noun)

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

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

  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.

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

  3. enterprise(Noun)

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

    He has shown great enterprise throughout his early career.

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

  4. enterprise(Noun)

    an active participation in projects

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [F. enterprise, fr. entreprendre to undertake; entre between (L. inter) + prendre to take. See Inter, and Emprise.]

  2. Enterprise(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. enterprise, fr. entreprendre to undertake; entre between (L. inter) + prendre to take. See Inter, and Emprise.]

  3. Enterprise(verb)

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

    Etymology: [F. enterprise, fr. entreprendre to undertake; entre between (L. inter) + prendre to take. See Inter, and Emprise.]

  4. Enterprise(verb)

    to treat with hospitality; to entertain

    Etymology: [F. enterprise, fr. entreprendre to undertake; entre between (L. inter) + prendre to take. See Inter, and Emprise.]

  5. Enterprise(verb)

    to undertake an enterprise, or something hazardous or difficult

    Etymology: [F. enterprise, fr. entreprendre to undertake; entre between (L. inter) + prendre to take. See Inter, and Emprise.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Enterprise

    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 entreprendreentre, in, prendre—L. prehendĕre, to seize.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. enterprise

    An undertaking of difficulty and danger.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. enterprise

    An undertaking attended with some hazard and danger.

Editors Contribution

  1. enterprise

    A group of united people who work together with a perfect, accurate, simple and specific budget, goals, laws, legislation, objectives, plans, processes, procedures, rules, strategies, structures, systems, treaties, vision, equal pay, sense of solidarity and cohesion.

    The enterprise was created as a social enterprise to empower members of the community.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020  

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

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How to say enterprise in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of enterprise in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of enterprise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of enterprise in a Sentence

  1. Eugene Kaspersky:

    The North American top enterprise and government sector, they are not really loyal to any non-American products – it’s much harder to get to this sector for any non-American company, maybe except British companies, we’ve never had success in this sector in the United States. We are slowly trying to open the door. It’s hard but I think it’s possible.

  2. Erich Fromm:

    There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love.

  3. Tim Park:

    All of the companies I talked with showed the potential to become a larger enterprise given their focus on the larger Arabic speaking markets.

  4. R. D. Laing:

    From the moment of birth, when the stone-age baby confronts the twentieth-century mother, the baby is subjected to these forces of violence, called love, as its mother and father have been, and their parents and their parents before them. These forces are mainly concerned with destroying most of its potentialities. This enterprise is on the whole successful.

  5. Peter Navarro:

    My job at The White House now is to help marry the full force of the federal government with the full power of private enterprise to mobilize our industrial base and thereby quickly get what we need, most urgently Personal Protective Equipment such as masks and gloves and testing kit element like swabs, it's been enormously helpful that the President signed the DPA last week. We've seen a noticeable uptick in the intensity of that mobilization, and my office is using the DPA every day as quiet leverage to turbocharge the great outpouring of volunteer efforts from the business community.

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Translations for enterprise

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  • مشروع - مغامرةArabic
  • предприемчивост, инициатива, предприятиеBulgarian
  • empresaCatalan, Valencian
  • podnikCzech
  • initiativ, foretagsomhed, foretagende, bedrift, virksomhedDanish
  • Unternehmungsgeist, Unternehmen, Unternehmungslust, UnterfangenGerman
  • empresa, empuje, emprendimiento, iniciativaSpanish
  • entreprise, venture, initiativeFrench
  • מבצע, יזמות, יזמהHebrew
  • उद्यमHindi
  • impresaItalian
  • 事業, 冒険心, 企業Japanese
  • įmonėLithuanian
  • uzņēmumsLatvian
  • hinongaMāori
  • ondernemingDutch
  • empreendimento, empresa, iniciativa, empreitadaPortuguese
  • инициатива, предприятие, начинание, предприимчивость, затея, проектRussian
  • podvig, podjetjeSlovene
  • vågstycke, företagSwedish
  • kuruluşTurkish
  • підприємствоUkrainian
  • انٹرپرائزUrdu

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