- a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
- an employer of productive labor; contractor.
- to deal with or initiate as an entrepreneur.
- to act as an entrepreneur.
Origin of entrepreneur
Examples from the Web for entrepreneurial
By 36, Gilkes says, he would like to have children, with his first entrepreneurial success behind him.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty
December 10, 2014
Greer is a young, entrepreneurial, poker-loving Texan who ended up in Silicon Valley.How to Fight Corruption With Game Theory
November 29, 2014
This decline in entrepreneurial activity marks a historic turnaround.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class
August 10, 2014
“Our country was built on the entrepreneurial spirit,” the petition reads.Uber Is the RNC's Favorite App
August 6, 2014
He later became active in entrepreneurial companies, starting TV stations in the Baltic states and investing in start-ups.The Great Book of Picasso Returns
February 15, 2014
Some land went to entrepreneurial cloth manufacturers, who converted the buildings for the manufacture of cloth.
Entrepreneurial master-builders subcontracted work to craftsmen and took a large profit or a large loss and debt.
Answer: By providing them with the conditions to work and exercise their entrepreneurial skills.After the Rain
The match of the entrepreneurial individual with the potential of the technology base is key.Shock and Awe
Harlan K. Ullman
- the owner or manager of a business enterprise who, by risk and initiative, attempts to make profits
- a middleman or commercial intermediary
Word Origin and History for entrepreneurial
1828, "manager or promoter of a theatrical production," reborrowing of French entrepreneur "one who undertakes or manages," agent noun from Old French entreprendre "undertake" (see enterprise). The word first crossed the Channel late 15c. but did not stay. Meaning "business manager" is from 1852. Related: Entrepreneurship.
One who starts a business or other venture that promises economic gain but that also entails risks.