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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enterprise  \En"ter*prise\,  v.  i. 
  To  undertake  an  enterprise,  or  something  hazardous  or 
  difficult.  [R.]  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enterprise  \En"ter*prise\,  n.  [F.  enterprise,  fr  entreprendre 
  to  undertake;  entre  between  (L.  inter)  +  prendre  to  take  See 
  {Inter},  and  {Emprise}.] 
  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.  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enterprise  \En"ter*prise\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  undertake;  to  begin  and  attempt  to  perform;  to  venture 
  upon  [R.] 
 
  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.  [Obs.] 
 
  Him  at  the  threshold  met,  and  well  did  enterprise. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enterprise 
  n  1:  a  purposeful  or  industrious  undertaking  (especially  one  that 
  requires  effort  or  boldness);  "he  had  doubts  about  the 
  whole  enterprise"  [syn:  {endeavor},  {endeavour}] 
  2:  an  organization  created  for  business  ventures;  "a  growing 
  enterprise  must  have  a  bold  leader" 
  3:  readiness  to  embark  on  bold  new  ventures  [syn:  {enterprisingness}, 
  {initiative},  {go-ahead}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Enterprise,  AL  (city,  FIPS  24184) 
  Location:  31.32981  N,  85.84645  W 
  Population  (1990):  20123  (8466  housing  units) 
  Area:  80.4  sq  km  (land),  0.2  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  36330 
  Enterprise,  KS  (city,  FIPS  21425) 
  Location:  38.90183  N,  97.11628  W 
  Population  (1990):  865  (326  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  67441 
  Enterprise,  LA 
  Zip  code(s):  71425 
  Enterprise,  MS  (town,  FIPS  22580) 
  Location:  32.17491  N,  88.81368  W 
  Population  (1990):  477  (225  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  39330 
  Enterprise,  NV  (CDP,  FIPS  23770) 
  Location:  36.02540  N,  115.24119  W 
  Population  (1990):  6412  (2506  housing  units) 
  Area:  179.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Enterprise,  OR  (city,  FIPS  23500) 
  Location:  45.42527  N,  117.27607  W 
  Population  (1990):  1905  (872  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  97828 
  Enterprise,  UT  (city,  FIPS  23420) 
  Location:  37.57036  N,  113.71464  W 
  Population  (1990):  936  (316  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Enterprise,  WV  (CDP,  FIPS  25516) 
  Location:  39.41871  N,  80.27773  W 
  Population  (1990):  1058  (438  housing  units) 
  Area:  11.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  26568 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  enterprise 
 
    A  business,  generally  a  large  one 
 
  (1994-11-22) 
 
 




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