Enterprise

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Etymology

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from entreprendre to undertake, from entre- inter- + prendre to take — more at prize

Definitions

  • 1 : a project or undertaking that is especially difficult, complicated, or risky
  • 2 : readiness to engage in daring or difficult action : initiative <showed great enterprise in dealing with the crisis>
  • 3 a : a unit of economic organization or activity; especially : a business organization
b : a systematic purposeful activity <agriculture is the main economic enterprise among these people>