Definition of entrepreneur noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɒntrəprəˈnɜː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɑːntrəprəˈnɜːr//
Economy, Business people, Professions
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a person who makes money by starting or running businesses, especially when this involves taking financial risks Wordfinderaccountant, agent, auditor, businessman, CEO, chairman, consultant, entrepreneur, executive, manager See related entries: Economy, Business people, Professions Word Originearly 19th cent. (denoting the director of a musical institution): from French, from entreprendre ‘undertake’, based on Latin prendere, prehendere ‘to take’.Extra examples a recent MBA graduate and budding entrepreneur a serial entrepreneur who had founded four companies A creative entrepreneur, he was continually dreaming up new projects. The risks of starting your own business can be very great, and most budding entrepreneurs find that they have never worked so hard in their lives.
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