Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “enterprise”

enterprise

noun uk   /ˈen.tə.praɪz/ us    /-t̬ɚ-/

enterprise noun (BUSINESS)

C1 [C or U] an organization, especially a business, or a difficult and important plan, especially one that will earn money: Don't forget this is a commercial enterprise - we're here to make money. Those were the years of private enterprise (= businesses being run privately, rather than by the government), when lots of small businesses were started. Her latest enterprise (= plan) is to climb Mount Everest.

enterprise noun (PERSONAL QUALITY)

C1 [U] eagerness to do something new and clever, despite any risks: They've showed a lot of enterprise in setting up this project. We need someone with enterprise and imagination to design a marketing strategy.
(Definition of enterprise from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of enterprise?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “enterprise” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

maiden

a girl or young woman

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More