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.
hazard, drive, endeavour, hustle, cause, speculation, green light, pluck, try, tired, first step, risk, opening, opening move, punch, house, plan, push, courage, safety, program, group, ambition, go-ahead, crusade, enterprisingness, outfit, get-up-and-go, emprise, force, gumption
action (part of speech: noun)
activity (part of speech: noun)
act (part of speech: verb)
business (part of speech: noun)
establishment, busy work, consortium, exchange, corporation, situation, retailing, barter, trade, service, employment, transaction, specialty, profession, livelihood, calling, occupation, station, vocation, affair, commerce, management, firm, posting, partnership, holding, interest, career, merchant, company, commission, market, selling, proprietorship, negotiation, assignment, industry, position, concern
venture (part of speech: noun)
endeavor (part of speech: noun)
- Lanyard came out of hiding with a fresh enterprise abrew. - "Alias The Lone Wolf", Louis Joseph Vance.
- It was a difficult enterprise, too. - "The Adventures of Buffalo Bill", Col. William F. Cody.
- When we assured him that we had no time for such an enterprise, he said that it would be much better for the towns to come to us in Cuicatlan. - "In Indian Mexico (1908)", Frederick Starr.