Enterprising

  • 1 enterprising — en‧ter‧pris‧ing [ˈentəpraɪzɪŋ ǁ tər ] adjective showing the ability to think of new activities and ideas and to take financial risks in business, especially by starting and running new businesses: • Some enterprising students are designing… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Enterprising — En ter*pri sing, a. Having a disposition for enterprise; characterized by enterprise; resolute, active or prompt to attempt; as, an enterprising man or firm. {En ter*pri sing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 enterprising — enterprising; un·enterprising; …

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  • 4 enterprising — index active, competent, progressive (advocating change), resourceful Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 enterprising — 1560s, action of undertaking; 1610s, eager to undertake, from prp. of ENTERPRISE (Cf. enterprise). Until mid 19c. (at least in Britain) mostly in a bad sense: scheming, ambitious, foolhardy …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 enterprising — [adj] resourceful, energetic active, advancing, adventurous, aggressive, alert, ambitious, aspiring, audacious, bold, busy, coming on strong*, craving, daring, dashing, diligent, driving, eager, enthusiastic, go ahead*, go go*, gumptious, hard… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 enterprising — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing initiative and resourcefulness. DERIVATIVES enterprisingly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 enterprising — [ent′ər prī΄ziŋ] adj. [< archaic v. enterprise, to undertake < the n.] showing enterprise; full of energy and initiative; willing to undertake new projects SYN. AMBITIOUS enterprisingly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 enterprising — [[t]e̱ntə(r)praɪzɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n An enterprising person is willing to try out new, unusual ways of doing or achieving something. Debra is a very enterprising young black business woman who is involved in a lot of activities... Some… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 enterprising — enterprisingly, adv. /en teuhr pruy zing/, adj. 1. ready to undertake projects of importance or difficulty, or untried schemes; energetic in carrying out any undertaking: Business is in need of enterprising young people. 2. characterized by great …

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  • 11 enterprising — en|ter|pris|ing [ˈentəpraızıŋ US tər ] adj having the ability to think of new activities or ideas and make them work ▪ Some enterprising students are designing software. ▪ an enterprising scheme to provide interest free loans >enterprisingly… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 enterprising — adjective Date: 1611 marked by an independent energetic spirit and by readiness to act < an enterprising young reporter > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 enterprising — adj. Enterprising is used with these nouns: ↑reporter …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 enterprising — adjective showing the ability to think of new activities or ideas and make them work: An enterprising young student was selling copies of the answers to the test. enterprisingly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 enterprising — adjective an enterprising farmer is now charging visitors Syn: resourceful, entrepreneurial, imaginative, ingenious, inventive, creative; quick witted, clever, bright, sharp, sharp witted; enthusiastic, dynamic, proactive, ambitious, energetic;… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 enterprising — adjective a) Displaying bravery and daring in the attempt of some task. b) Being very able and ingenious in business dealings …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 enterprising — Synonyms and related words: active, acute, adventuresome, adventurous, aggressive, ambitious, animated, aspiring, assiduous, audacious, bold, brave, brisk, busy, courageous, craving, daring, dashing, determined, diligent, driving, dynamic, eager …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 enterprising — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. energetic, venturesome, adventurous; eager, ambitious, pushing (inf.). See courage. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. venturesome, resourceful, energetic, ambitious; see active 2 , ambitious 1 . See… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 enterprising — en|ter|pris|ing [ entər,praızıŋ ] adjective willing to try or think of new ideas or methods …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 enterprising — en·ter·pris·ing || entÉ™(r)praɪzɪŋ adj. energetic, venturesome, resourceful, inventive …

    English contemporary dictionary