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Enterprise meaning

enterprise - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Willingness or eagerness to engage in labor which requires boldness, promptness, energy, and like qualities; as, a man of great enterprise.
  3. 3. To undertake; to begin and attempt to perform; to venture upon.
  4. 4. To treat with hospitality; to entertain.
  5. 5. To undertake an enterprise, or something hazardous or difficult.
  6. 6. A bold attempt; adventure; daring.

enterprise - examples of usage

  1. Our own trade with Spain, one of the most profitable fields of our enterprise, would at once be ruined. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. As if to prove that he was right, the success of his enterprise seemed from the first assured. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. There had been a degree of difficulty and enterprise in the pursuit of Inez that he had never before experienced. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
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