[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)
a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
an employer of productive labor; contractor.
verb (used with object)
to deal with or initiate as an entrepreneur.
verb (used without object)
to act as an entrepreneur.
/ˌɒntrəprəˈnɜː; French ɑ̃trəprənœr/
the owner or manager of a business enterprise who, by risk and initiative, attempts to make profits
a middleman or commercial intermediary
1828, “manager or promoter of a theatrical production,” reborrowing of French entrepreneur “one who undertakes or manages,” agent noun from Old French entreprendre “undertake” (see enterprise). The word first crossed the Channel late 15c. but did not stay. Meaning “business manager” is from 1852. Related: Entrepreneurship.
entrepreneur [(ahn-truh-pruh-nur, ahn-truh-pruh-noor)]
One who starts a business or other venture that promises economic gain but that also entails risks.
[en-ter-sol, ahn-truh-, en-; French ahn-truh-sawl] /ˈɛn tərˌsɒl, ˈɑn trə-, ˈɛn-; French ɑ̃ trəˈsɔl/ noun, plural entresols [en-ter-solz, ahn-truh-, en-; French ahn-truh-sawl] /ˈɛn tərˌsɒlz, ˈɑn trə-, ˈɛn-; French ɑ̃ trəˈsɔl/ (Show IPA). Architecture. 1. a low floor between two higher floors, the lower one usually being a ground floor; mezzanine. /ˌɒntrəˈsɒl; French ɑ̃trəsɔl/ noun 1. another […]
[en-tree] /ˈɛn tri/ noun, plural entries. 1. an act of entering; entrance. 2. a place of ingress or entrance, especially an entrance hall or vestibule. 3. permission or right to enter; access. 4. the act of entering or recording something in a book, register, list, etc. 5. the statement, item, etc., so entered or recorded. […]
[en-truh-pee] /ˈɛn trə pi/ noun 1. Thermodynamics. 2. (in data transmission and information theory) a measure of the loss of information in a transmitted signal or message. 3. (in cosmology) a hypothetical tendency for the universe to attain a state of maximum homogeneity in which all matter is at a uniform temperature (heat death) 4. […]
entropion en·tro·pi·on (ěn-trō’pē-ŏn’, -ən) n.