verb (used without object), enthused, enthusing.
to be or become enthusiastic; show :
All the neighbors enthused over the new baby.
verb (used with object), enthused, enthusing.
to cause to become enthusiastic.
to feel or show or cause to feel or show enthusiasm
1827, American English, back-formation from enthusiasm. Originally often humorous or with affected ignorance. Related: enthused; enthusing.
[en-throhn-muh nt] /ɛnˈθroʊn mənt/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state or occasion of being .
[ahn-truh noo; French ahn-truh noo] /ˌɑn trə ˈnu; French ɑ̃ trə ˈnu/ adverb 1. between ourselves; confidentially. /French ɑ̃trə nu/ adverb 1. between ourselves; in confidence phrase between us, in private, confidentially Word Origin French ‘between ourselves’ “in private,” French, literally “between ourselves.”
[ahn-truh-poh; French ahn-truh-poh] /ˈɑn trəˌpoʊ; French ɑ̃ trəˈpoʊ/ noun, plural entrepôts [ahn-truh-pohz; French ahn-truh-poh] /ˈɑn trəˌpoʊz; French ɑ̃ trəˈpoʊ/ (Show IPA) 1. a warehouse. 2. a commercial center where goods are received for distribution, transshipment, or repackaging. /French ɑ̃trəpo/ noun 1. a warehouse for commercial goods 2. n. “warehouse,” 1758, from French entrepôt (16c.), from […]
[ahn-truh-pruh-nur, -noo r; French ahn-truh-pruh-nœr] /ˌɑn trə prəˈnɜr, -ˈnʊər; French ɑ̃ trə prəˈnœr/ noun, plural entrepreneurs [ahn-truh-pruh-nurz, -noo rz; French ahn-truh-pruh-nœr] /ˌɑn trə prəˈnɜrz, -ˈnʊərz; French ɑ̃ trə prəˈnœr/ (Show IPA) 1. a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk. 2. an employer of productive labor; […]