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ENTERPRISE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does enterprise mean? 

ENTERPRISE (noun)
  The noun ENTERPRISE has 3 senses:

1. a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
2. an organization created for business ventures
3. readiness to embark on bold new ventures

  Familiarity information: ENTERPRISE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENTERPRISE (noun)


Sense 1enterprise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

endeavor; endeavour; enterprise

Context example:

he had doubts about the whole enterprise

Hypernyms ("enterprise" is a kind of...):

labor; project; task; undertaking (any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "enterprise"):

fraudulent scheme; illegitimate enterprise; racket (an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit)

forlorn hope (a hopeless or desperate enterprise)

business activity; commercial activity (activity undertaken as part of a commercial enterprise)


Sense 2enterprise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An organization created for business ventures

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

a growing enterprise must have a bold leader

Hypernyms ("enterprise" is a kind of...):

organisation; organization (a group of people who work together)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "enterprise"):

giant (an unusually large enterprise)

collective (members of a cooperative enterprise)

business; business concern; business organisation; business organization; concern (a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it)

commercial enterprise (an enterprise connected with commerce)


Sense 3enterprise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Readiness to embark on bold new ventures

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

enterprisingness; initiative; go-ahead; enterprise

Hypernyms ("enterprise" is a kind of...):

drive (the trait of being highly motivated)


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