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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal An enterprising person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who is motivated or inclined to excel; one who strives to achieve success or improvement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a person disposed to initiate action, rather than take instructions; an enterprising person; a person with a strong drive to accomplish useful goals; especially, one whose career progresses rapidly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone whose career progresses rapidly

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