|1.||a project or undertaking, esp one that requires boldness or effort|
|2.||participation in such projects|
|3.||readiness to embark on new ventures; boldness and energy|
|4.||a. initiative in business|
|b. (as modifier): the enterprise culture|
|5.||a business unit; a company or firm|
|[C15: from Old French entreprise (n), from entreprendre from entre- between (from Latin: |
see free enterprise.
city, Coffee county, southeastern Alabama, U.S., about 90 miles (145 km) southeast of Montgomery. It was founded in 1881 by John Henry Carmichael near the community of Drake Eye. In 1882 the post office was moved from Drake Eye to the new community of Enterprise, named at the suggestion of a Baptist minister who considered it an enterprising undertaking. Its prosperity was based on cotton until the boll weevil ravaged the area (1915-16), creating a need for a more diversified economy. The unusual Boll Weevil Monument (1919) is the only memorial in the world glorifying a pest and symbolizes diversification from cotton to peanuts (groundnuts) and other crops
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