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

  • adj. Showing initiative and willingness to undertake new projects: The enterprising children opened a lemonade stand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Displaying bravery and daring in the attempt of some task.
  • adj. Being very able and ingenious in business dealings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a disposition for enterprise; characterized by enterprise; resolute, active or prompt to attempt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a disposition for or a tendency to enterprise; ready to undertake, or resolute or prompt to attempt, important or untried schemes.
  • Synonyms Adventurous, Enterprising. Rash, etc. (see adventurous); alert, stirring, energetic, smart, wide-awake.

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

  • adj. marked by imagination, initiative, and readiness to undertake new projects

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