1. a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness); "he had doubts about the whole enterprise"
(synonym) endeavor, endeavour
(hypernym) undertaking, project, task, labor
(hyponym) racket, fraudulent scheme, illegitimate enterprise
2. an organization created for business ventures; "a growing enterprise must have a bold leader"
(hypernym) organization, organisation
3. readiness to embark on bold new ventures
(synonym) enterprisingness, initiative, go-ahead