- 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
Related Words for entrepreneurmanager, executive, administrator, producer, contractor, undertaker, founder, backer, businessperson, promoter, industrialist, organizer
Examples from the Web for entrepreneur
Contemporary Examples of entrepreneur
The feisty airline is the brainchild of entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, a Malaysian of Indian descent who also is a British citizen.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370
December 29, 2014
Entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa is a vocal proponent of gender diversity.Tech’s Male ‘Feminists’ Aren’t Helping
Cate Huston, Karen Catlin
December 8, 2014
A brilliant Silicon Valley entrepreneur may have found a way to get dark money out of politics without changing any laws.How to Fight Corruption With Game Theory
November 29, 2014
After 10 years, she decided to venture out on her own as an entrepreneur.Cameroonian Women Fighting Sexism With Tourism
November 7, 2014
EatWith is the brainchild of Israeli entrepreneur Guy Michlin.The Airbnb of Home-Cooked Meals
November 3, 2014
Historical Examples of entrepreneur
The globality of human praxis is not a scenario invented by some entrepreneur.The Civilization of Illiteracy
But, as an entrepreneur, Mr. Smith was always ahead of his period.The Magnificent Montez
The worker appears here as the absolute equal of the entrepreneur.The Accumulation of Capital
"We desire to have nothing to do with either," returned the entrepreneur.
The entrepreneur had conducted, the visitor here, there, and everywhere.
- the owner or manager of a business enterprise who, by risk and initiative, attempts to make profits
- a middleman or commercial intermediary
Word Origin for entrepreneur
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.