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Noun: enterprise  'en-tu,prIz or 'en-tur,prIz [N. Amer], 'en-tu,prIz [Brit]
  1. A purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    "he had doubts about the whole enterprise";
    - endeavor [US], endeavour [Brit, Cdn]
  2. An organization created for business ventures
    "a growing enterprise must have a bold leader"
  3. Readiness to embark on bold new ventures
    - enterprisingness, initiative, go-ahead

Derived forms: enterprises

Type of: drive, labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], organisation [Brit], organization, project, task, undertaking

Encyclopedia: Enterprise, Or