Origin of enterprise
Definition for enterprises (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for enterprises
Those rumors, in turn, sparked a boycott of enterprises affiliated with the family.
Production relocation to Africa and South America have allowed Chinese enterprises to circumvent trade caps.
The debt-ceiling brinksmanship and government shutdown are pure Republican enterprises.
Most important, Thiel has invested heavily in enterprises dedicated to physical immortality, such as the SENS Foundation.The Immortality Financiers: The Billionaires Who Want to Live Forever|Adam Leith Gollner|August 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yes, companies or enterprises that lose market share have to worry about the future.Daniel Gross: CNN, NBC’s ‘Today,’ are big money makers. But you wouldn’t know it.|Daniel Gross|July 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This consisted in providing for punishments in case his enterprises miscarried.The Prince of India, Volume I|Lew. Wallace
What orator has come into national prominence out of the enterprises of agricultural life in the past two decades?The Evolution of the Country Community|Warren H. Wilson
He paid more attention to the results of his enterprises; more master of himself, he was more fit to command others.
The state banking system and, more particularly, bank credit have also served as tools for the control of enterprises and trusts.Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Among all the enterprises, none were more wild and wicked than those which are called the "Crusades of the children."The Hand of Providence|J. H. Ward
British Dictionary definitions for enterprises
- initiative in business
- (as modifier)the enterprise culture
Word Origin for enterprise
Word Origin and History for enterprises
early 15c., "an undertaking," from Old French enterprise "an undertaking," noun use of fem. past participle of entreprendre "undertake, take in hand," from entre- "between" (see entre-) + prendre "to take," contraction of prehendere (see prehensile). Abstract sense of "readiness to undertake challenges, spirit of daring" is from late 15c.
Idioms and Phrases with enterprises
see free enterprise.