Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An adventurer; a person who engages in important or hazardous undertakings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who undertakes enterprises.

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  • noun An entrepreneur; a person who undertakes an enterprise.

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

  • noun someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it

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Examples

  • I'm a businessman and a free enterpriser from a long way back.

    Energy and Government

  • Before embarking on any investment or line of production, the entrepreneur, or "enterpriser," must estimate present and future costs and future revenues and therefore estimate whether and how much profits he will earn from the investment.

    Mises Dailies

  • When that happens, Keynes cautioned, "enterprise will fade and die," and where "effective demand is deficient not only is the public scandal of wasted resources intolerable, but the individual enterpriser who seeks to bring these resources into action is operating with the odds loaded against him."

    Sam Chaltain: The (Keynesian) Economics of School Choice

  • When that happens, Keynes cautioned, "enterprise will fade and die," and where "effective demand is deficient not only is the public scandal of wasted resources intolerable, but the individual enterpriser who seeks to bring these resources into action is operating with the odds loaded against him."

    Sam Chaltain: The (Keynesian) Economics of School Choice

  • When that happens, Keynes cautioned, "enterprise will fade and die," and where "effective demand is deficient not only is the public scandal of wasted resources intolerable, but the individual enterpriser who seeks to bring these resources into action is operating with the odds loaded against him."

    Sam Chaltain: The (Keynesian) Economics of School Choice

  • When that happens, Keynes cautioned, "enterprise will fade and die," and where "effective demand is deficient not only is the public scandal of wasted resources intolerable, but the individual enterpriser who seeks to bring these resources into action is operating with the odds loaded against him."

    Sam Chaltain: The (Keynesian) Economics of School Choice

  • I'll say ideology, pure ideology, are you an Adam Smith free enterpriser?

    Stephen Breyer: The Court, The Cases And The Conflicts

  • I'll say ideology, pure ideology, are you an Adam Smith free enterpriser?

    Stephen Breyer: The Court, The Cases And The Conflicts

  • The leader here was John Holker, the French enterpriser and military contractor.

    Robert Morris

  • If Mr. Schoen wants to give the president some useful advice with regard to stabilizing the economy, he will urge him to become a free-enterpriser.

    Obama Is Unlikely to 'Pull a Clinton'

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