What does the word enterprising mean?

Usage examples for enterprising

  1. If he was no shining, enterprising minister, he was a safe one, which I like better. – Letters to His Son, 1753-1754 by The Earl of Chesterfield
  2. Besides, they're in the habit of going to Cornox and might put some enterprising lumber men on our trail. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  3. In the time of Nichols it did look as if they were really becoming enterprising. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer