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city (1990 pop. 20,123), Coffee co., SE Ala.; inc. 1896. It is a peanut-shipping center with many peanut-processing establishments. There are also lumber and textile mills and plants that make concrete. The region's diversified farming began after the boll weevil destroyed (1910–15) the cotton; in gratitude for the resulting prosperity, the city erected (1919) a monument to the boll weevil.


starship on 5-year mission to explore space. [Am. TV: Star Trek in Terrace]


a. initiative in business
b. (as modifier): the enterprise culture
2. a business unit; a company or firm


A business, generally a large one.


(1) Any undertaking or project, with the implication that it is of reasonable size and complexity.

(2) The entire organization, including all of its subsidiaries. It implies a large corporation or government agency, but it may also refer to a company of any size with many systems and users to manage. It depends on context. A corner candy store is "someone's enterprise." The terms "enterprise," "company," "corporation" and "organization" are used synonymously.

Enterprise Class
When one hears about an "enterprise class device," it means high-end equipment typically for the large organization. See enterprise computing, enterprise architecture and enterprise networking.
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I applaud Enterprising Women for not just recognizing successful business leadership, but also underscoring the importance that mentoring has within the community.
Frantz is a board member of the Cyber Security Summit, a 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year recipient and a fierce advocate of women in STEM as part of the Million Women Mentors.
He worked with Be Enterprising to put together a business plan for Drive Revive North East, and also received help to market his enterprise and create his website.
Launching today, Enterprising Britain 2010 rewards places that have successfully tackled the economic downturn head-on and are successfully creating jobs, boosting local businesses and nurturing entrepreneurial talent.
The Enterprising Britain competition seeks out areas of enterprise excellence - neighbourhoods, villages, towns, or cities - which have embedded a culture of enterprise.
TIME is running out to submit nominations in the annual search for the most enterprising place in the North-east.
The Enterprising North East England competition is looking for the area, city, town or village in the region which is doing something really innovative to boost the local economy or to help the community.
UNDERGRADUATE Stacie Addison has the chance of being crowned Britain's most enterprising student.
MapFrame's Enterprising Solutions(R) integrate and extend the power of back-office systems such as CIS and work management, along with the entire GIS, into the field and throughout the enterprise.
com)-- Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine, recognized Cindy Monroe as the 2016 Enterprising Women Hall of Fame inductee during the 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference, an annual tribute to the world's top women entrepreneurs, from February 28 to March 1 in Miami, Florida.
He worked with Be Enterprising, which provided advice and support to set up the firm, which is targeting schools, office blocks and landlords as its clients.
A COVENTRY company with an American edge is looking to branch out after receiving support from an Enterprising Coventry business coach.