Enterprise vs Corporate - What's the difference?

enterprise | corporate |


As nouns the difference between enterprise and corporate

is that enterprise is a company, business, organization, or other purposeful endeavor while corporate is (finance) a bond issued by a corporation.

As verbs the difference between enterprise and corporate

is that enterprise is to undertake an enterprise, or something hazardous or difficult while corporate is (obsolete|transitive) to incorporate.

As an adjective corporate is

of or relating to a corporation.

enterprise

Alternative forms

* enterprize (chiefly archaic) * entreprise (chiefly archaic)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A company, business, organization, or other purposeful endeavor.
  • The (GSEs) are a group of financial services corporations which have been created by the United States Congress.
    A micro-enterprise is defined as a business having 5 or fewer employees and a low seed capital.
  • An undertaking or project, especially a daring and courageous one.
  • Biosphere 2 was a scientific enterprise aimed at the exploration of the complex web of interactions within life systems.
  • A willingness to undertake new or risky projects; energy and initiative.
  • He has shown great enterprise throughout his early career.
  • an active participation in projects
  • Synonyms

    * initiative

    Derived terms

    * enterprising * commercial enterprise * scientific enterprise

    Verb

    (enterpris)
  • To undertake an enterprise, or something hazardous or difficult.
  • (Alexander Pope)
  • To undertake; to begin and attempt to perform; to venture upon.
  • * Dryden
  • The business must be enterprised this night.
  • * T. Otway
  • What would I not renounce or enterprise for you!
  • To treat with hospitality; to entertain.
  • * Spenser
  • Him at the threshold met, and well did enterprise .
    (Webster 1913)

    corporate

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or relating to a corporation.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2006, author=
  • , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=1 citation , passage=But electric vehicles and the batteries that made them run became ensnared in corporate scandals, fraud, and monopolistic corruption that shook the confidence of the nation and inspired automotive upstarts.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-14, author=(Jonathan Freedland)
  • , volume=189, issue=1, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Obama's once hip brand is now tainted , passage=Where we once sent love letters in a sealed envelope, or stuck photographs of our children in a family album, now such private material is despatched to servers and clouds operated by people we don't know and will never meet. Perhaps we assume that our name, address and search preferences will be viewed by some unseen pair of corporate eyes, probably not human, and don't mind that much.}}
  • Formed into a corporation; incorporated.
  • Unified into one body; collective.
  • * Shakespeare
  • They answer in a joint and corporate voice.

    Derived terms

    * corporate anorexia * corporate censorship * corporate executive * corporate image * corporate income tax * corporate ladder * corporate monster * corporate nationalism * corporate officer * corporate seal * corporate tax * corporate veil * corporately

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (finance) A bond issued by a corporation
  • * {{quote-news, 2009, January 11, Robert D. Hershey Jr., Look Past 2008 Stars for Gains in Bonds, New York Times, url=
  • , passage=So-called junk corporates and emerging-market debt remain generally out of favor. }}

    Verb

    (corporat)
  • (obsolete) To incorporate.
  • (Stow)
  • (obsolete) To become incorporated.