Meaning of entrepreneur in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɒntrəprəˈnəː/

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  • 1A person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit.

    ‘many entrepreneurs see potential in this market’
    • ‘The British Library has a range of services for entrepreneurs and small businesses.’
    • ‘Do you think people skills are more important than business skills for an entrepreneur?’
    • ‘The entrepreneur sees a business opportunity where others notice only a rubbish site.’
    • ‘Students are invited to come and hear what it takes to become a successful young entrepreneur.’
    • ‘They have to be young, successful entrepreneurs.’
    • ‘Today's savvy entrepreneurs are constantly growing and developing in all areas of their lives.’
    • ‘Today's new minority entrepreneurs are not just more numerous but also more sophisticated than their predecessors.’
    • ‘The Edinburgh-based company is also in the final stages of appointing an experienced Scottish technology entrepreneur as chairman.’
    • ‘An internet entrepreneur has sold his online company, which he built up from nothing, for £1 million.’
    • ‘We help the would-be entrepreneur to make choices.’
    • ‘The 37-year-old millionaire entrepreneur returned to his native Athens for the opening weekend of the 2004 Olympic Games.’
    • ‘Also, the ministry will encourage local entrepreneurs to boost their investment overseas.’
    • ‘You, too, can be an Internet entrepreneur.’
    • ‘We'll talk to one tech entrepreneur who wants to cash in on the craze.’
    • ‘The researchers studied some 800 start-up business entrepreneurs and compared them with a control group.’
    • ‘A non-profit organisation, it represents the entire cross-section of women entrepreneurs in the country.’
    • ‘Luckily, there were about a hundred young aspiring entrepreneurs listening to him.’
    • ‘Aspiring entrepreneurs will be given $50,000 each in seed money to launch their dream business.’
    • ‘For some Internet entrepreneurs, that idea has taken on a whole new meaning.’
    • ‘Property is the investment of choice for many of today's eager entrepreneurs.’
    businessman, businesswoman, business person, business executive, enterpriser, speculator, tycoon, magnate
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    1. 1.1A promoter in the entertainment industry.
      • ‘the music entrepreneur pulled back from financing a screenplay Hopper had written’


Mid 18th century (denoting a person who undertakes a project): from French, from entreprendre ‘undertake’ (see enterprise).