enterprise noun (BUSINESS)
Those were the years of private enterprise (= businesses being run privately, rather than by the government), when lots of small businesses were started.
- a state-owned enterprise
- This is an unusual act of collaboration between a museum and a commercial enterprise.
- The spirit of competition and free enterprise is alive and well here in Dixie.
- It is a government-sponsored enterprise.
- Because the organization is a charitable enterprise it is free from tax worldwide.