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  1. An undertaking, especially one of some scope, complication, and risk. [+]
  2. A business organization.
  3. Industrious, systematic activity, especially when directed toward profit: Private enterprise is basic to capitalism.
  4. Willingness to undertake new ventures; initiative: “Through want of enterprise and faith men are where they are, buying and selling, and spending their lives like serfs” (Henry David Thoreau).

[Middle English, from Old French entreprise, from past participle of entreprendre, to undertake : entre-, between (from Latin inter-; see inter–) + prendre, to take (from Latin prehendere, prendere; see ghend-).]

ghend- :: Also ghed-. To seize, take. Derivatives include get, beget, forget, guess, predatory, prey, spree; depredate, osprey ... 3. Basic form *ghend-. prehensile, prehension, prison, prize2, prize3, pry2; apprehend, apprentice, apprise, comprehend, comprise, emprise, enterprise, entrepreneur, impresario, misprision1, pregnable, pregnant1, reprehend, reprieve, reprisal, reprise, surprise, from Latin prehendere, prendere, to get hold of, seize, grasp (pre-, prae-, before; see per1).

asteroid #9777-ENTERPRISE (minor asteroid 1994 OB; alternate designation: 1990 KS2) discovered 31-July-1994 by Japanese astronomers Yoshisada Shimizu & Takeshi Urata [+] at Nachi-Katsuura Observatory (ranked #28 top Minor Planet Discovery Site; Y. Shimizu, T. Urata ranked #29 top Minor Planet Discoverers). Shimizu & Urata also discovered HITCHCOCK, DAVIDLEAN, FAHRENHEIT, ANOMALOCARIS, MOCKTURTLE & WHITERABBIT (Urata also discovered CONANDOYLE & JABBERWOCK ... more later). ENTERPRISE probably named after Constitution class starship USS Enterprise or US Space Shuttle Enterprise (OV-101), first NASA Space Shuttle built for atmospheric flight testing (originally named Constitution, but called Enterprise in honor of Star Trek). 06-Jul-2005 - Asteroid 9777 Enterprise Closest Approach To Earth (0.824 AU); 10-Dec-2006 - Asteroid 9777 Enterprise Closest Approach To Earth (1.845 AU).

NASA POF {16CN34} conjunct ENTERPRISE {15CN31} & VERTEX {20CN28}. STS-121 launch chart: ENTERPRISE {04GE05} conjunct KALLIOPE {02GE08} (muse of eloquence; epic poetry).

 • #11365-NASA ~ DISCOVERY POSITION : {01SC49} :: Scorpio 2° What has been a handsome and valuable bottle lies broken and forgotten; a track of living perfume leads from it.

 • #78577-JPL ~ DISCOVERY POSITION : {05PI49} :: Pisces 6° All the traditional dignity of West Point is seen in the parade of officers-in-the-making under the setting sun.

 • #9777-ENTERPRISE (OV-101) ~ DISCOVERY POSITION : {19AQ25} :: Aquarius 20° A large white dove circles about and about overhead and then descends and proves to be a carrier with a message.

 • #327-COLUMBIA (OV-102) ~ DISCOVERY POSITION : {12LI28} (approx.; however, COLUMBIA @ Libra 12° all day) :: Libra 13° A children's birthday party is in progress; on a side porch a group of youngsters are blowing soap bubbles.

 • #9770-DISCOVERY (OV-103) ~ DISCOVERY POSITION : {29VI05} :: Virgo 30° A suburbanite grins; an emergency call to the house of a neighbor frees him from some item of household drudgery.

 • #1198-ATLANTIS (OV-104) ~ DISCOVERY POSITION : {27PI55} :: Pisces 28° Night has seemed light as day and in the odd shadows of diffused whiteness the fertile fields appear quite alive.

 • #51823-RICKHUSBAND ~ DISCOVERY POSITION : {14AQ23} :: Aquarius 15° Two little love birds are sitting on a fence singing to each other and advertising their happiness to the world.

 • #3353-JARVIS ~ DISCOVERY POSITION : {21TA54} :: Taurus 22° A white homing pigeon flies straight and fearlessly over a broad body of troubled water. AQ 302 = GREGORY B. JARVIS = MENS AGITAT MOLEM (Mind over Matter; University of Warwick Motto).

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