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Definition of enterprise:

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


crusade, house, enterprisingness, green light, drive, first step, hazard, safety, outfit, plan, emprise, gumption, speculation, program, force, try, risk, ambition, tired, get-up-and-go, go-ahead, cause, opening, courage, group, punch, endeavour, opening move, push, hustle, initiative, pluck, endeavor.

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