enterprising


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en·ter·pris·ing

 (ĕn′tər-prī′zĭng)
adj.
Showing initiative and willingness to undertake new projects: The enterprising children opened a lemonade stand.

en′ter·pris′ing·ly adv.

enterprising

(ˈɛntəˌpraɪzɪŋ)
adj
ready to embark on new ventures; full of boldness and initiative
ˈenterˌprisingly adv

en•ter•pris•ing

(ˈɛn tərˌpraɪ zɪŋ)

adj.
1. ready to undertake important, difficult, or new projects; energetic in carrying out an undertaking.
2. characterized by imagination and initiative.
[1565–75]
en′ter•pris`ing•ly, adv.
syn: See ambitious.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.enterprising - marked by imagination, initiative, and readiness to undertake new projects; "an enterprising foreign policy"; "an enterprising young man likely to go far"
adventuresome, adventurous - willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises; "adventurous pioneers"; "the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"
ambitious - having a strong desire for success or achievement
energetic - possessing or exerting or displaying energy; "an energetic fund raiser for the college"; "an energetic group of hikers"; "it caused an energetic chemical reaction"
nonenterprising, unenterprising - lacking in enterprise; not bold or venturesome

enterprising

enterprising

adjective
1. Taking or willing to take risks:
Translations
مُغامِر، مِقدام
foretagsominitiativrigvirkelysten
vállalkozó szellemû
framtakssamur; áræîinn
podnikavý
atılgancesaret sahibigirişken

enterprising

[ˈentəpraɪzɪŋ] ADJ [person, spirit] → emprendedor; [company, idea, scheme] → innovador
that was enterprising of her!¡qué emprendedora!

enterprising

[ˈɛntərpraɪzɪŋ] adj [person] → entreprenant(e), dynamique; [economy] → dynamique; [company, business] → dynamique

enterprising

adj person (= adventurous)unternehmungslustig; (= resourceful)einfallsreich; companygeschäftstüchtig; idea, schemeeinfallsreich, originell; that was enterprising of herda war sie aber unternehmungslustig/einfallsreich

enterprising

[ˈɛntəˌpraɪzɪŋ] adj (person) → intraprendente; (venture) → audace

enterprise

(ˈentəpraiz) noun
1. something that is attempted or undertaken (especially if it requires boldness or courage). business enterprises; a completely new enterprise.
2. willingness to try new lines of action. We need someone with enterprise and enthusiasm.
ˈenterprising adjective
(negative unenterprising) full of enterprise; adventurous.
References in classic literature ?
He was a grain merchant and cattle-buyer, and was generally considered the most enterprising business man in our county.
By uniting the several detachments of his command, this officer might have arrayed nearly double that number of combatants against the enterprising Frenchman, who had ventured so far from his reinforcements, with an army but little superior in numbers.
I soon began this work, having collected a number of enterprising men, well armed.
First they took out the soil to make bricks, and then they filled it up again with garbage, which seemed to Jurgis and Ona a felicitous arrangement, characteristic of an enterprising country like America.
They are not naturally daring and enterprising, but home-loving and affectionate.
If you have ever seen an active, heedless, enterprising child going diligently out of one mischief and into another all day long, and an anxious mother at its heels all the while, and just saving it by a hair from drowning itself or breaking its neck with each new experiment, you've seen the king and me.
This fine old robber-knight was a devoutly and sincerely religious man, hospitable, charitable to the poor, fearless in fight, active, enterprising, and possessed of a large and generous nature.
The final answer was to be at the office on "Monday, the twentieth": the correspondents in China were to be written to by the mail on that day; and Frank was to follow the letter by the next opportunity, or to resign his chance in favor of some more enterprising young man.
I had grand ideas of the wealth and importance of Insurers of Ships in the City, and I began to think with awe, of having laid a young Insurer on his back, blackened his enterprising eye, and cut his responsible head open.
The knight, in order to follow so laudable an example, laid aside his helmet, his corslet, and the greater part of his armour, and showed to the hermit a head thick-curled with yellow hair, high features, blue eyes, remarkably bright and sparkling, a mouth well formed, having an upper lip clothed with mustachoes darker than his hair, and bearing altogether the look of a bold, daring, and enterprising man, with which his strong form well corresponded.
By all which, instead of being discouraged, they are fifty times more violently bent upon prosecuting their schemes, driven equally on by hope and despair: that as for himself, being not of an enterprising spirit, he was content to go on in the old forms, to live in the houses his ancestors had built, and act as they did, in every part of life, without innovation: that some few other persons of quality and gentry had done the same, but were looked on with an eye of contempt and ill-will, as enemies to art, ignorant, and ill common-wealth's men, preferring their own ease and sloth before the general improvement of their country.
This idea made the "party line" practicable, and at once created a boom in the use of the telephone by enterprising farmers.