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

Enterprise Quotations

Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.
Winston Churchill

Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support.
Andrew Jackson

Whether you are a writer or an actor or a stage manager, you are trying to express the complications of life through a shared enterprise. That's what theatre was, always. And live performance shares that with an audience in a specific compact: the play is unfinished unless it has an audience, and they are as important as everyone else.
Lee Hall

There's no limit to what free men and free women in a free market with free enterprise can accomplish when people are free to follow their dream.
Jack Kemp

Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.
William Howard Taft
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Enterprise Translations

enterprise in Afrikaans is onderneming
enterprise in Dutch is bedrijf, onderneming
enterprise in French is entreprise
enterprise in German is Unternehmung
enterprise in Italian is intraprendere, operazione
enterprise in Latin is inceptum
enterprise in Norwegian is foretagende, foretaksomhet
enterprise in Portuguese is empresa
enterprise in Spanish is acometida
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