entrepreneur

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noun en·tre·pre·neur \ˌäⁿn-trə-p(r)ə-ˈnər, -ˈn(y)u̇r\

Definition of entrepreneur

  1. :  one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise

entrepreneurial

play \ˌäⁿn-trə-p(r)ə-ˈn(y)u̇r-ē-əl, -ˈnər-\ adjective

entrepreneurialism

play \ˌäⁿn-trə-p(r)ə-ˈn(y)u̇r-ē-ə-li-zəm, -ˈnər-\ noun

entrepreneurially

play \ˌäⁿn-trə-p(r)ə-ˈn(y)u̇r-ē-ə-lē, -ˈnər-\ adverb

entrepreneurship

play \ˌäⁿn-trə-p(r)ə-ˈnər-ˌship, -ˈn(y)u̇r-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of entrepreneur

French, from Old French, from entreprendre to undertake — more at enterprise


First Known Use: 1762


ENTREPRENEUR Defined for English Language Learners

entrepreneur

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noun en·tre·pre·neur \ˌäⁿn-trə-p(r)ə-ˈnər, -ˈn(y)u̇r\

Definition of entrepreneur for English Language Learners

  • : a person who starts a business and is willing to risk loss in order to make money



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