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Definition of Enterprise

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

A good father believes that he does wisely to encourage enterprise, productive skill, prudent self-denial, and judicious expenditure on the part of his son.
William Graham Sumner

Every one of our greatest national treasures, our liberty, enterprise, vitality, wealth, military power, global authority, flow from a surprising source: our ability to give thanks.
Tony Snow

People with targets and jobs dependent upon meeting them will probably meet the targets - even if they have to destroy the enterprise to do it.
W. Edwards Deming

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
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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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