What does entrepreneur mean?

Definitions for entrepreneur
ˌɑn trə prəˈnɜr, -ˈnʊər, -ˈnyʊər, ɑ̃ˌ-en·tre·pre·neur

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. entrepreneur, enterprisernoun

    someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it


  1. Entrepreneurnoun

    One who takes the initiative to create a product or establish a business for profit; generally, whoever undertakes on his own account an enterprise in which others are employed and risks are taken. F. A. Walker.


  1. entrepreneurnoun

    A person who organizes and operates a business venture and assumes much of the associated risk.

  2. entrepreneurnoun

    A person who organizes a risky activity of any kind and acts substantially in the manner of a business entrepreneur.

  3. Etymology: From entrepreneur.


  1. entrepreneur

    Entrepreneurship is the creation or extraction of economic value. With this definition, entrepreneurship is viewed as change, generally entailing risk beyond what is normally encountered in starting a business, which may include other values than simply economic ones. An entrepreneur is an individual who creates and/or invests in one or more businesses, bearing most of the risks and enjoying most of the rewards. The process of setting up a business is known as entrepreneurship. The entrepreneur is commonly seen as an innovator, a source of new ideas, goods, services, and business/or procedures. More narrow definitions have described entrepreneurship as the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which is often similar to a small business, or as the "capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with any of its risks to make a profit." The people who create these businesses are often referred to as entrepreneurs. While definitions of entrepreneurship typically focus on the launching and running of businesses, due to the high risks involved in launching a start-up, a significant proportion of start-up businesses have to close due to "lack of funding, bad business decisions, government policies, an economic crisis, lack of market demand, or a combination of all of these."In the field of economics, the term entrepreneur is used for an entity which has the ability to translate inventions or technologies into products and services. In this sense, entrepreneurship describes activities on the part of both established firms and new businesses.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Entrepreneurnoun

    one who creates a product on his own account; whoever undertakes on his own account an industrial enterprise in which workmen are employed

  2. Etymology: [F. See Enterprise.]


  1. Entrepreneur

    An entrepreneur is an individual who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on financial risk to do so.

Editors Contribution

  1. entrepreneur

    A person who creates a business that functions easily, efficiently and effectively.

    Entrepreneurs are eligible for a variety of finance grants.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of entrepreneur in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of entrepreneur in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of entrepreneur in a Sentence

  1. Will Morrow:

    You get a different suggestion base when an entrepreneur comes in to meet with a corporate venture group than when you meet with a purely financial investor.

  2. Paris Hilton:

    I love being a woman entrepreneur and a businesswoman and running my empire, so I’m always going to be doing that, but I also want to start a family soon, i think it’s important to not travel as much, because when you’re traveling 250 days a year and you have a family, it’s too much.

  3. Intrepreneurship & Inspiring Quotes by Sandeep Aggarwal:

    As an entrepreneur you do not give up easily type. It is single biggest thing that goes in your favor when things are beyond obvious.

  4. Rachel Kyte:

    I personally think it is outrageous that with all of the capabilities we have, we've got women who have the choice of imperiling their children's health or eating because they have no alternative but unclean cooking. Or the entrepreneur that can't employ any more people because his power is one hour on, six hours off, so yes, we're going to get this done earlier.

  5. Lisa McKenzie:

    My company was one of 15 companies who got the opportunity to be in front of hundreds of people for an entrepreneur week competition with the chance of winning $50,000, i had heard that there was a bet that our company would be one of the top three finalists. But when the votes were cast, I think we ended up in last place.

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