see also: Enterprise
  • IPA: /ˈɛntɚˌpɹaɪz/


  1. A company, business, organization, or other purposeful endeavor.
    The government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) are a group of financial services corporations which have been created by the United States Congress.
    A micro-enterprise is defined as a business having 5 or fewer employees and a low seed capital.
  2. An undertaking, venture, 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.
  3. (uncountable) A willingness to undertake new or risky projects; energy and initiative.
    He has shown great enterprise throughout his early career.
    • , Continuing to Live
      This loss of interest, hair, and enterprise — / Ah, if the game were poker, yes, / You might discard them, draw a full house! / But it's chess.
  4. (uncountable) Active participation in projects.
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enterprise (enterprises, present participle enterprising; past and past participle enterprised)

  1. (intransitive) To undertake an enterprise, or something hazardous or difficult.
  2. (transitive) To undertake; to begin and attempt to perform; to venture upon.
    • The business must be enterprised this night.
    • What would I not renounce or enterprise for you!
  3. (transitive) To treat with hospitality; to entertain.
    • Him at the threshold met, and well did enterprise.

Proper noun
  1. A city in Coffee County, Alabama.
  2. An unincorporated community in Amador County, California.
  3. An unincorporated community in Lake County, California.
  4. An unincorporated community in Volusia County, Florida.
  5. An unincorporated community in Spencer County, Indiana.
  6. A small city in Dickinson County, Kansas.
  7. A town in Clarke County, Mississippi.
  8. An unincorporated community in Union County, Mississippi.
  9. An unincorporated community in Linn County, Missouri.
  10. An unincorporated community in Shelby County, Missouri.
  11. An unincorporated town/and/census-designated place in Clark County, Nevada.
  12. An unincorporated community in Hocking County, Ohio.
  13. An unincorporated community in Preble County, Ohio.
  14. A city/county seat in Wallowa County, Oregon.
  15. A city in Washington County, Utah.
  16. A census-designated place in Morgan County, Utah.
  17. An unincorporated community in Wirt County, West Virginia.
  18. A town/and/unincorporated community in Oneida County, Wisconsin.
  19. A hamlet in South Slave Region, Northwest Territories.
  20. A hamlet in Stone Mills, Ontario.
  21. A rural municipality in Saskatchewan, Canada.
  22. A village in Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana.

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