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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 strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
Thomas Jefferson

So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.
Milton Friedman

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.
Niccolo Machiavelli

The success of any great moral enterprise does not depend upon numbers.
William Lloyd Garrison
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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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