What does enterprise mean?

Definitions for enterprise
ˈɛn tərˌpraɪzen·ter·prise

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enterprise, endeavor, endeavournoun

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

    "he had doubts about the whole enterprise"

  2. enterprisenoun

    an organization created for business ventures

    "a growing enterprise must have a bold leader"

  3. enterprise, enterprisingness, initiative, go-aheadnoun

    readiness to embark on bold new ventures

Wiktionary

  1. enterprisenoun

    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. enterprisenoun

    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. enterprisenoun

    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. enterprisenoun

    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. Enterprisenoun

    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. Enterprisenoun

    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. Enterpriseverb

    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. Enterpriseverb

    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. Enterpriseverb

    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 and identical pay for all, sense of solidarity and cohesion. These organizations employ a moderate number of employees who receive the equal and identical pay for all, equal holiday entitlement and all profits earned from the organization are reinvested where required, just and fair or shared with the national unity government to redistribute using just real-time data, information, facts, research and statistics and an agreed percentage to the united nations SDG projects which are assessed and approved by the relevant community, local, regional, national or international SDG assessment panel

    The enterprise is created to ensure equality, unity of purpose and a role in the community for all.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020  
  2. enterprise

    The activity of providing commodities, goods, products or services.

    To manage an enterprise is a real gift that many chose to do as it gives them the freedom to create according to their sense of ethics, morals and passion.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 20, 2020  

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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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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. Harrison Ford:

    Before JJ and I talked, I had read the script and I saw what the blueprint for the whole enterprise was, i thought the opportunities for the characters were interesting. I love how it was knitted into the story overall.

  2. Sean Gourley:

    It allows you to automate the human reading and writing tasks that would otherwise be very expensive to perform, when you do deploy these things at scale across all of the documents that you have as an organization or an enterprise, you’re going to see patterns and structures inside that data that individual analysts would miss just because they’re not looking at enough volume of information.

  3. Probaerb:

    Private business enterprise requires and rewards stupid employees,not smart ones.

  4. The XFL:

    Unfortunately, as a new enterprise, we were not insulated from the harsh economic impacts and uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 crisis, accordingly, we have filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

  5. Peter Brookes:

    Predicting the future in any field of endeavor is a difficult enterprise. This is certainly true in forecasting a pandemic involving a novel or new virus about which not a lot is known, while models may be imperfect in predicting exact outcomes, they can be useful to decision-makers in trying to see into the future to develop plans and policies for dealing with challenging public policy problems.

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