entrepreneur Definition

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

Using entrepreneur: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "entrepreneur" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She is an entrepreneur who started her own fashion line.

  • Example

    The city is known for its thriving community of entrepreneurs.

  • Example

    He has always been an entrepreneur at heart, constantly coming up with new business ideas.

entrepreneur Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for entrepreneur

Phrases with entrepreneur

  • social entrepreneur

    an entrepreneur who seeks to solve social problems or effect social change through their business ventures


    Her company is a social entrepreneur that aims to provide clean water to underprivileged communities.

  • serial entrepreneur

    an entrepreneur who starts multiple businesses, often simultaneously or in quick succession


    He is a serial entrepreneur who has founded several successful companies in different industries.

  • an entrepreneur who focuses on technology-based businesses or startups


    The city has become a hub for tech entrepreneurs, attracting talent and investment from around the world.

Origins of entrepreneur

from French 'entrepreneur', meaning 'one who undertakes'


Summary: entrepreneur in Brief

An 'entrepreneur' [ˌɑːntrəprəˈnɜːr] is someone who establishes a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hopes of making a profit. This term is often used to describe individuals who are innovative, driven, and willing to take risks. Examples of 'entrepreneur' include those who start their own businesses or those who invest in startups. Phrases like 'social entrepreneur,' 'serial entrepreneur,' and 'tech entrepreneur' describe specific types of entrepreneurs.

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