2008年7月31日 星期四

Anglo-Saxon / Gallic entrepreneur

New French law aims to modernise economy

The word "entrepreneur" is borrowed from the French, but these days it
often has more of an anglo-saxon than a gallic connotation. France has
long been accused of being anything but friendly to those who are keen to
run their own business.

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=evyz7zI44va89pI3



Definition


entrepreneur

(ŏn'trə-prə-nûr', -nʊr') pronunciation n.

A person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk for a business venture.

[French, from Old French, from entreprendre, to undertake. See enterprise.]

entrepreneurial en'tre·pre·neur'i·al adj.
entrepreneurialism en'tre·pre·neur'i·al·ism or en'tre·pre·neur'ism n.
entrepreneurship en'tre·pre·neur'ship' n.

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noun [C]
someone who starts their own business, especially when this involves risks:
He was one of the entrepreneurs of the eighties who made their money in property.

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adjective
She'll make money - she's got that entrepreneurial spirit.

Gallic PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Hide phonetics
adjective
French or typically French:
Catherine Deneuve seemed to typify cool Gallic elegance.




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Anglo-Saxon PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Phonetic PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Hide phonetics
adjective
1 describes the people who lived in England from about 600 AD and their language and customs

2 describes modern societies which are based on or influenced by English customs

Anglo-Saxon PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Phonetic PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Hide phonetics
noun [C]
See also WASP (PERSON).