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NOUN (3)

1. a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness);
- Example: "he had doubts about the whole enterprise"
[syn: enterprise, endeavor, endeavour]

2. an organization created for business ventures;
- Example: "a growing enterprise must have a bold leader"

3. readiness to embark on bold new ventures;
[syn: enterprise, enterprisingness, initiative, go-ahead]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Enterprise \En"ter*prise\, v. i. To undertake an enterprise, or something hazardous or difficult. [R.] --Pope. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Enterprise \En"ter*prise\, n. [F. enterprise, fr. entreprendre to undertake; entre between (L. inter) + prendre to take. See Inter, and Emprise.] 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. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Their hands can not perform their enterprise. --Job v. 12. [1913 Webster] 2. Willingness or eagerness to engage in labor which requires boldness, promptness, energy, and like qualities; as, a man of great enterprise. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Enterprise \En"ter*prise\, v. t. 1. To undertake; to begin and attempt to perform; to venture upon. [R.] [1913 Webster] The business must be enterprised this night. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] What would I not renounce or enterprise for you! --T. Otway. [1913 Webster] 2. To treat with hospitality; to entertain. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Him at the threshold met, and well did enterprise. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

enterprise n 1: a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness); "he had doubts about the whole enterprise" [syn: enterprise, endeavor, endeavour] 2: an organization created for business ventures; "a growing enterprise must have a bold leader" 3: readiness to embark on bold new ventures [syn: enterprise, enterprisingness, initiative, go-ahead]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

245 Moby Thesaurus words for "enterprise": Aktiengesellschaft, accomplished fact, accomplishment, achievement, act, acta, action, activities, activity, adventure, adventuresomeness, adventurousness, affair, affairs, aggression, aggressiveness, aktiebolag, ambition, ambitiousness, approach, aristeia, arrangement, attack, attempt, audaciousness, audacity, bag, balls, bang, blow, blueprint, blueprinting, body corporate, bold stroke, boldness, bravado, bravura, business, business establishment, calculation, campaign, cartel, cause, chamber of commerce, charting, combine, commerce, commercial enterprise, commitment, compagnie, company, conception, concern, concernment, conglomerate, conglomerate corporation, consolidating company, consortium, contract, contrivance, copartnership, corporate body, corporation, coup, courage, daring, dash, deal, dealings, deed, derring-do, design, determination, device, disposition, diversified corporation, doing, doings, drive, dynamism, eagerness, effort, employ, employment, emprise, endeavor, energy, engagement, enterprisingness, enthusiasm, envisagement, establishment, exploit, fait accompli, feat, figuring, fire, firm, foolhardiness, force, forcefulness, foresight, forethought, function, game, gest, get-up-and-get, get-up-and-go, getup, ginger, go, go-ahead, go-getting, go-to-itiveness, graphing, ground plan, guidelines, gumption, guts, hand, handiwork, heroic act, holding company, house, hustle, idea, industry, initiative, intention, interest, inventiveness, job, joint-stock association, joint-stock company, kick, labor, layout, lineup, long-range plan, lookout, maneuver, mapping, master plan, matter, measure, method, methodology, mettle, move, obligation, occupation, operating company, operation, operations research, organization, outfit, overboldness, overt act, partnership, passage, pep, pepper, performance, piss and vinegar, pizzazz, plan, planning, planning function, plunderbund, pool, poop, prearrangement, procedure, proceeding, production, program, program of action, project, proposition, public utility, punch, purpose, purposefulness, pursuit, push, pushfulness, pushiness, pushingness, rationalization, res gestae, resolve, schedule, schema, schematism, schematization, scheme, scheme of arrangement, self-reliance, service, setup, snap, speculation, spirit, spunk, starch, step, stock company, strategic plan, strategy, striving, stroke, struggle, stunt, syndicate, system, systematization, tactical plan, tactics, task, the big picture, the picture, thing, thing done, thrust, tour de force, trade association, transaction, trust, turn, undertaking, up-and-comingness, utility, venture, venturesomeness, venturousness, verve, vigor, vim, way, work, working plan, works, zeal, zing, zip
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

enterprise A business, generally a large one. (1994-11-22)
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Enterprise, NV -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Nevada Population (2000): 14676 Housing Units (2000): 6609 Land area (2000): 48.604592 sq. miles (125.885311 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 48.604592 sq. miles (125.885311 sq. km) FIPS code: 23770 Located within: Nevada (NV), FIPS 32 Location: 36.031459 N, 115.198104 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Enterprise, NV Enterprise
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Enterprise, OR -- U.S. city in Oregon Population (2000): 1895 Housing Units (2000): 952 Land area (2000): 1.469380 sq. miles (3.805677 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.469380 sq. miles (3.805677 sq. km) FIPS code: 23500 Located within: Oregon (OR), FIPS 41 Location: 45.424259 N, 117.277066 W ZIP Codes (1990): 97828 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Enterprise, OR Enterprise
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Enterprise, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 836 Housing Units (2000): 334 Land area (2000): 0.654987 sq. miles (1.696408 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.013640 sq. miles (0.035327 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.668627 sq. miles (1.731735 sq. km) FIPS code: 21425 Located within: Kansas (KS), FIPS 20 Location: 38.902485 N, 97.118172 W ZIP Codes (1990): 67441 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Enterprise, KS Enterprise
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Enterprise, AL -- U.S. city in Alabama Population (2000): 21178 Housing Units (2000): 9641 Land area (2000): 30.954171 sq. miles (80.170932 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.067210 sq. miles (0.174072 sq. km) Total area (2000): 31.021381 sq. miles (80.345004 sq. km) FIPS code: 24184 Located within: Alabama (AL), FIPS 01 Location: 31.327476 N, 85.844484 W ZIP Codes (1990): 36330 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Enterprise, AL Enterprise
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Enterprise, UT -- U.S. city in Utah Population (2000): 1285 Housing Units (2000): 454 Land area (2000): 2.913899 sq. miles (7.546964 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.913899 sq. miles (7.546964 sq. km) FIPS code: 23420 Located within: Utah (UT), FIPS 49 Location: 37.571032 N, 113.717924 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Enterprise, UT Enterprise
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Enterprise, MS -- U.S. town in Mississippi Population (2000): 474 Housing Units (2000): 241 Land area (2000): 2.268063 sq. miles (5.874255 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.007669 sq. miles (0.019862 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.275732 sq. miles (5.894117 sq. km) FIPS code: 22580 Located within: Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28 Location: 32.173620 N, 88.821935 W ZIP Codes (1990): 39330 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Enterprise, MS Enterprise
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Enterprise, WV -- U.S. Census Designated Place in West Virginia Population (2000): 939 Housing Units (2000): 413 Land area (2000): 2.935881 sq. miles (7.603896 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.935881 sq. miles (7.603896 sq. km) FIPS code: 25516 Located within: West Virginia (WV), FIPS 54 Location: 39.419860 N, 80.276738 W ZIP Codes (1990): 26568 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Enterprise, WV Enterprise