enterprise

enterprise
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. project, scheme, venture, undertaking; business; energy; push (inf.), go-ahead (inf.). See courage.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A difficult or important project]
Syn. undertaking, venture, work, endeavor, performance, scheme, plan, engagement, adventure, affair, business, business venture, company, operation, campaign, action, activity, project, program, cause, crusade, effort, move, risk, hazard, try, task, attempt, pursuit, purpose, speculation, stake.
2. [A venturesome or industrious disposition]
Syn. initiative, drive, pluck, industry; see ambition 1 , courage 1 , force 3 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. undertaking venture, project, job, campaign, adventure, concern, scheme, operation, task, endeavor, cause, business, crusade.
2. effort initiative, drive, determination, ambition, gumption, intensity, aggressiveness, industry, boldness, hustle.
ANT.: 2. sloth, laziness
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Something undertaken, especially something requiring extensive planning and work: project, undertaking, venture. See WORK. 2. An exciting, often hazardous undertaking: adventure, emprise, venture. See SAFETY. 3. A commercial organization: business, company, concern, corporation, establishment, firm2, house. Informal: outfit. See GROUP. 4. An aggressive readiness along with energy to undertake taxing efforts: drive, hustle, initiative, punch. Informal: get-up-and-go, gumption, push. See ACTION, TIRED, TRY.

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