Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “enterprise”

enterprise

noun [U] (PERSONAL QUALITY)    /ˈen.tə.praɪz/ US  /-t̬ɚ-/
C1 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.Excitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm
(Definition of enterprise noun (PERSONAL QUALITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of enterprise

Definitions of “enterprise” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

navigate

to direct the way that a ship, aircraft, etc. will travel, or to find a direction across, along, or over an area of water or land, often by using a map

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More