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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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These dynamic enterprisers took center stage in the evolutionary naturalism of the Gilded Age's "new conservatives" and in the political economy of America's Whig and Republican parties of the nineteenth century.
Yet while the educational system has nailed the process of developing the best learners, America is still in the dark about cultivating gifted enterprisers.
We had on the one hand an enterpriser who was in financial difficulty and had no character; and on the other hand we had one of the money lenders who reminds you of Shylock in his worst moments.
Togetherness & Enterpriser: Togetherness people have a natural aversion to the results of the Enterpriser, whose approach to feelings is, "you'll get over them.
I am Protestant, a Republican and a free enterpriser.
Elite: Enterpriser, Libertarian, Secular: 23 percent to 26 percent
A free enterpriser at heart and by training, Heinze views himself as a kind of landowner, a role he says is mandated by the state constitution and suits his no-nonsense management style.
Recipient of Enterpriser Award: Stephen Burke, President and CEO, Comcast Cable Communications, Inc.
Other Future Enterpriser partners include the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), Young Americans Center for Financial Education, and the YMCA of Greater New York's FutureWorks Program.
Numerous honors have been bestowed upon Codina through the years, including Free Enterpriser of the Year from Florida Council on Economic Education; Developer of the Year from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties; The Silver Medallion Award from the National Conference for Community & Justice; and the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Red Cross.
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