One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.
businessman, businesswoman, business person, business executive, enterpriser, speculator, tycoon, magnateView synonyms
- ‘Today's new minority entrepreneurs are not just more numerous but also more sophisticated than their predecessors.’
- ‘The Edinburgh-based company is also in the final stages of appointing an experienced Scottish technology entrepreneur as chairman.’
- ‘Also, the ministry will encourage local entrepreneurs to boost their investment overseas.’
- ‘We'll talk to one tech entrepreneur who wants to cash in on the craze.’
- ‘The 37-year-old millionaire entrepreneur returned to his native Athens for the opening weekend of the 2004 Olympic Games.’
- ‘They have to be young, successful entrepreneurs.’
- ‘Luckily, there were about a hundred young aspiring entrepreneurs listening to him.’
- ‘Students are invited to come and hear what it takes to become a successful young entrepreneur.’
- ‘An internet entrepreneur has sold his online company, which he built up from nothing, for £1 million.’
- ‘The British Library has a range of services for entrepreneurs and small businesses.’
- ‘A non-profit organisation, it represents the entire cross-section of women entrepreneurs in the country.’
- ‘For some Internet entrepreneurs, that idea has taken on a whole new meaning.’
- ‘Aspiring entrepreneurs will be given $50,000 each in seed money to launch their dream business.’
- ‘Property is the investment of choice for many of today's eager entrepreneurs.’
- ‘We help the would-be entrepreneur to make choices.’
- ‘Do you think people skills are more important than business skills for an entrepreneur?’
- ‘The entrepreneur sees a business opportunity where others notice only a rubbish site.’
- ‘You, too, can be an Internet entrepreneur.’
- ‘Today's savvy entrepreneurs are constantly growing and developing in all areas of their lives.’
- ‘The researchers studied some 800 start-up business entrepreneurs and compared them with a control group.’
- 1.1 A promoter in the entertainment industry.
Early 19th century (denoting the director of a musical institution): from French, from entreprendre ‘undertake’ (see enterprise).
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