|Origin:||entreprise, from entreprendre 'to undertake', from prendre 'to take'|
a company, organization, or business:
commercial enterprises such as banks and food manufacturers
state/public enterprise especially British English (=one owned by the government)
the activity of starting and running businesses: ➔ free enterprise, private enterprise
the management of state enterprise (=done by the government)
a large and complicated project, especially one that is done with a group of other people [= initiative]:
The programme is a joint enterprise with the London Business School.
the ability to think of new activities or ideas and make them work:
We're looking for young people with enterprise and creativity.