Enterprise

Definition of Enterprise

En´ter`prise
n.1.That which is undertaken; something attempted to be performed; a work projected which involves activity, courage, energy, and the like; a bold, arduous, or hazardous attempt; an undertaking; as, a manly enterprise; a warlike enterprise.
Their hands can not perform their enterprise.
- Job v. 12.
2.Willingness or eagerness to engage in labor which requires boldness, promptness, energy, and like qualities; as, a man of great enterprise.
v. t.1.To undertake; to begin and attempt to perform; to venture upon.
The business must be enterprised this night.
- Dryden.
What would I not renounce or enterprise for you!
- T. Otway.
2.To treat with hospitality; to entertain.
Him at the threshold met, and well did enterprise.
- Spenser.
v. i.1.To undertake an enterprise, or something hazardous or difficult.

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