Meaning of entrepreneur

en•tre•pre•neur

Pronunciation: (än"tru-pru-nûr', -noor' Fr. än-tru-pru-nœr'), [key]
— n., pl. v. -neurs
—n.
  1. a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, esp. a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
  2. an employer of productive labor; contractor.
—v.t.
  1. to deal with or initiate as an entrepreneur.
—v.i.
  1. to act as an entrepreneur.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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