Incorporated vs Enterprise - What's the difference?

incorporated | enterprise |


As verbs the difference between incorporated and enterprise

is that incorporated is (incorporate) while enterprise is to undertake an enterprise, or something hazardous or difficult.

As an adjective incorporated

is (us english) a type of company, a legal entity where the ownership has been arranged into shares a shareholder has no responsibilities to the company and the potential losses of the shareholder are limited to the value of the stock turning to zero in the case of a bankruptcy.

As a noun enterprise is

a company, business, organization, or other purposeful endeavor.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

incorporated

English

Adjective

(head)
  • (US English) A type of company, a legal entity where the ownership has been arranged into shares. A shareholder has no responsibilities to the company and the potential losses of the shareholder are limited to the value of the stock turning to zero in the case of a bankruptcy.
  • See also

    There are further distinctions to the type of Incorporated company in UK English. * Public Limited Liability Company, PLC (UK English) * Limited Liability Company, LLC (UK English)

    Verb

    (head)
  • (incorporate)
  • 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)