Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Showing initiative and willingness to undertake new projects.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

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Examples

  • That a statement in the form of a Hypothetical Proposition may really be an Enthymeme (as observed in chap.v. § 4) can easily be shown by recasting one of the above Enthymemes thus: _If all free nations are enterprising, the Dutch are enterprising_.

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  • “An enterprising UK resident” I suspect that enterprising is quite illegal in the UK or at least officially discouraged.

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  • To be enterprising is to keep your eyes open and your mind active.

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  • Indeed, were it not for certain enterprising souls, the United States — as we know it — may never have come into being.

    Letters to the Editor

  • Indeed, were it not for certain enterprising souls, the United States — as we know it — may never have come into being.

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  • Indeed, were it not for certain enterprising souls, the United States — as we know it — may never have come into being.

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  • They were described as enterprising activists who had taken on a legal and social system which, in Marcelin's words, treats women's bodies as commodities.

    The Guardian World News

  • They were described as enterprising activists who had taken on a legal and social system which, in Marcelin's words, treats women's bodies as commodities.

    The Guardian World News

  • Justin Hart, who we all know as the enterprising proprietor of

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  • From a young age, she has always been very eager and enterprising, which is why 5 years ago, knowing that her mother had a plot of land, she saw a chance to set up her own business so that she could generate an income and employment for the people of her community.

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