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entrepreneur

Syllabification: en·tre·pre·neur
Pronunciation: /ˌäntrəprəˈnər
 
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Definition of entrepreneur in English:

noun

1A person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.
Example sentences
  • The British Library has a range of services for entrepreneurs and small businesses.
  • 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.
Synonyms
businessman/businesswoman, enterpriser, speculator, tycoon, magnate, mogul;
dealer, trader, dealmaker;
promoter, impresario
informal wheeler-dealer, whiz kid, mover and shaker, go-getter, high flyer, hustler, idea man/person

Origin

early 19th century (denoting the director of a musical institution): from French, from entreprendre 'undertake' (see enterprise).

Derivatives

entrepreneurism

1
noun
Example sentences
  • This sort of arrangement not only saves the organisers of overseeing the rudimentary rigours associated with ‘spot cooking’, but also contributes to the emergence of a new segment of entrepreneurism.
  • Nowhere is that better seen than in the late twentieth century, when the flexibility and intellectual entrepreneurism of the common law showed itself to be more than able to deal with the roller-coaster ride of modem life.
  • Based in Glasgow, it aims to improve the commercialisation of university research, foster scientific entrepreneurism and develop new approaches to the teaching of entrepreneurship.

entrepreneurship

2
noun
Example sentences
  • The strategy includes helping young people gain an understanding of entrepreneurship through influencing them at school.
  • The venture takes the concept of social entrepreneurship seriously.
  • This exhibition gives ample demonstration of the spirit of entrepreneurship that is spreading in our society.

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