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What does this abomination of a title mean?

We were asked the question: what do the words enterprise, enterprising, entrepeneur and entrepeneurial mean to you? How about the words making, maker and manufacturing?

Let’s be completely subjective for a moment (when am I not, though?). Without looking into the history of each of these words, they all have similar meanings for me.

Enterprise: an innovative or large business venture.
Enterprising: undertaking a large business venture or a business expanding innovatively.
Entrepeneur: a person who seeks to turn an idea into a viable business venture.
Entrepeneurial: the act of an idea being turned into a profitable business.

My definitions did not differ wildly from Merriam-Webster’s dictionary definitions;

Simple Definition of enterprise

  • : a project or activity that involves many people and that is often difficult

  • : a business organization

  • : the ability or desire to do dangerous or difficult things or to solve problems in new ways

Simple Definition of enterprising

  • : having or showing the ability or desire to do new and difficult things

Simple Definition of entrepreneur

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

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