• WordNet 3.6
    • n enterpriser someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mr. Spock was second in command of the Starship Enterprise.
    • n Enterpriser One who undertakes enterprises.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The identification number of the Starship Enterprise is NCC-1701.
    • n enterpriser An adventurer; a person who engages in important or hazardous undertakings.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Enterpriser an adventurer
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  • W. S. Gilbert
    “In enterprise of martial kind, when there was any fighting, he led his regiment from behind -- he found it less exciting.”
  • Gustave Flaubert
    Gustave Flaubert
    “Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.”
  • Demosthenes
    “Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.”
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    “The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor.”
  • Joy Baluch
    Joy Baluch
    “God, Private Enterprise and government have made me what I am, and now they have to take some of the blame.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. entreprise, pa.p. of entreprendreentre, in, prendre—L. prehendĕre, to seize.


In literature:

Jones recognized in this desertion the knell of the enterprise upon which he had embarked.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
We have changed all that in the modern world, and library service is now one of the busiest occupations in the whole range of human enterprise.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
This was the usual morning occupation of the whole gang until the enterprise ended.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
We are not standing on the threshold of our enterprise, but at the very close.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
Each was ready to undertake any enterprise which might injure the other.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Magnitude of the Enterprise.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
A goodly number of Negro enterprises are very probably represented in this list.
"The Negro at Work in New York City" by George Edmund Haynes
We will give a short sketch of the geographical enterprise of the intervening years.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
The enterprise destined to develop into the occupation of Toulon arose out of the negotiations for alliance with Austria, Sardinia, and Naples.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Two men in a business office were discussing whether or not they should undertake a new enterprise.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy

In poetry:

Yet such a life hath charms--its enterprise,
Its constant animation, and its care,
Gives birth to energy--bids hope arise,
And saves the soul from torpor and despair.
"The Hunter of The Alps" by Charlotte Dacre
Blest be that autumn brown and sere!
Bless-ed the day and blest the year,
Of his nativity!
Blest be the hospitals, which rise,
Resultant of thy enterprise,
Thy zeal and fervency.
"To Mother Huberta." by Alfred Castner King
And young Sir Rat who did the deed,
Whose cleverness relieved their need,
His wondrous enterprise
Was lauded to the skies.
And everywhere his name
Was hailed with shouts of fame.
"How The Cat Was Belled" by Carolyn Wells
Oh, Dark Companion, Death, whose wide embraces
O'ertake remotest change of clime and skies —
Oh, Dark Companion, Death, whose grievous traces
Are scattered shreds of riven enterprise —
"The Dark Companion" by James Brunton Stephens
Even the "Enterprise" with his grave plodding face,
Would fail to imitate the "Monitor's" grace.
If we repent we will all reach the "Mansion" on high,
Or the "Christian Recorder" has told us a lie.
"The Colored Press" by Robert C O Benjamin
What he thought, or how he marvelled at the familiar customs
Of those ancient and historic lands that met his eyes,
He was never heard to mention; though he voiced one bold contention -
That the absence of wire fences marked a lack of enterprise.
"'Got-a-Fag'" by C J Dennis

In news:

Dan Blumenthal, American Enterprise Institute.
Abdulwahab Alkebsi, Center for International Private Enterprise.
As I see it, reviewing a sequel is a peculiar enterprise.
Although nobody's crystal ball is clear on the impact that the change in the daylight-saving time rules will have on enterprise IT systems and applications, the problems could be bigger than most people realize.
Guiding the development of DOD's IT Enterprise Strategy and Roadmap and leading the department's data center consolidation initiative.
The "Teens for Jeans" campaign, sponsored by the Delsea DECA SBE (School Based Enterprise) offers the opportunity to donate gently worn jeans.
There are days when The Times looks more like a bulletin board for various entities than a paper with articles chased down by enterprising reporters.
Photo courtesy Janet Duprey, via Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
Mackenzie Eaglen is a resident fellow at the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.
The Editor interviews Mary Mack, Enterprise Technology Counsel for ZyLAB.
An unsurprising report hides some surprising implications for enterprise private cloud computing.
Two new products that were demonstrated at the Black Hat 2012 security conference use different techniques to try to prevent cyber-attackers from penetrating enterprise networks.
Here's how one solid waste enterprise fund balances the books.
The views expressed on this Web site are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily represent the views of Down East Enterprise or its employees.
WorldWare Enterprises Ltd. Eagle-eyed hospital worker pushes doctors to outwit infections.

In science:

The easy-to-use graphical user interface provides a single-system image of all enterprise-wide resources for the user and also simplifies administration and configuration tasks.
Cluster Computing White Paper
Breakup of a joint enterprise upon onset of exploitation is also found in sticklebacks who approach their predator, most likely in order to gain some information, in pairs of two.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
The enterprise of trying to pin down the unitarity triangle has been underway for more than a decade, and great progress has been made.
Workshop Summary
What Other Solutions Exist? The primary test of necessity is whether there are other solutions that could render a technology-based approach to enterprise spreadsheet management unnecessary.
Enterprise Spreadsheet Management: A Necessary Good
When well regimented this process can achieve a first level of control and Enterprise Spreadsheet Management can assist in supporting the integrity of this environment.
Enterprise Spreadsheet Management: A Necessary Good