Meaning of ENTERPRISE in English

ENTERPRISE

transcription, транскрипция: [ entə(r)praɪz ]

( enterprises)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

An enterprise is a company or business, often a small one. ( BUSINESS )

There are plenty of small industrial enterprises.

N-COUNT : usu with supp , oft adj N

2.

An enterprise is something new, difficult, or important that you do or try to do.

Horse breeding is indeed a risky enterprise.

= venture

N-COUNT : usu supp N

3.

Enterprise is the activity of managing companies and businesses and starting new ones. ( BUSINESS )

He is still involved in voluntary work promoting local enterprise.

...a national program of subsidies to private enterprise.

N-UNCOUNT : usu supp N

4.

Enterprise is the ability to think of new and effective things to do, together with an eagerness to do them.

...the spirit of enterprise worthy of a free and industrious people.

N-UNCOUNT [ approval ]

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