ad|ven|ture

ad|ven|ture
ad|ven|ture «ad VEHN chuhr», noun, verb, -tured, -tur|ing.
–n.
1. an exciting or unusual experience: »

The trip to Alaska was quite an adventure for her.

2. a bold undertaking, usually exciting and somewhat dangerous: »

the daring adventure of rocketing into outer space. Sailing across the Pacific on a raft was a daring adventure.

3. readiness to take part in exciting or dangerous undertakings; the seeking of excitement or danger: »

An explorer must have a spirit of adventure.

4. a business undertaking; commercial speculation; venture: »

an ill-advised adventure in oil stocks.

5. Obsolete. risk; jeopardy; peril.
6. Obsolete. fortune; luck.
–v.t.
1. to dare to do; venture on: »

So bold Leander would adventure it (Shakespeare).

2. to expose to danger or loss; risk; hazard: »

to adventure one's life.

3. to venture to say; volunteer.
–v.i.
1. to risk oneself: »

Now he adventured on a shore unknown (Byron).

2. to venture; dare: »

She feared she could not safely adventure to do so (Scott).

[< Old French aventure < Latin adventūra (rēs) (thing) about to happen < advenīre arrive < ad- to + venīre come]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • ven´ture|some|ness — ven|ture|some «VEHN chuhr suhm», adjective. 1. inclined to take risks; rash; daring: »Venturesome boys hung from rooftops (Time). SYNONYM(S): adventurous, bold. 2. of the nature of or involving risk; risky; hazardous: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • ven´ture|some|ly — ven|ture|some «VEHN chuhr suhm», adjective. 1. inclined to take risks; rash; daring: »Venturesome boys hung from rooftops (Time). SYNONYM(S): adventurous, bold. 2. of the nature of or involving risk; risky; hazardous: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • ven|ture|some — «VEHN chuhr suhm», adjective. 1. inclined to take risks; rash; daring: »Venturesome boys hung from rooftops (Time). SYNONYM(S): adventurous, bold. 2. of the nature of or involving risk; risky; hazardous: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • mis|ven|ture — «mihs VEHN chuhr», noun. an unfortunate adventure; mischance …   Useful english dictionary

  • ad|ven´ture|some|ness — ad|ven|ture|some «ad VEHN chuhr suhm», adjective. bold and daring; adventurous. –ad|ven´ture|some|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • ad|ven|ture|some — «ad VEHN chuhr suhm», adjective. bold and daring; adventurous. –ad|ven´ture|some|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • mis|ad|ven|ture — «MIHS uhd VEHN chuhr», noun. an unfortunate accident; bad luck; mishap. SYNONYM(S): misfortune. ╂[alteration of Middle English misaventure < Old French mesaventure < mesavenir trun out badly; patterned on aventure adventure] …   Useful english dictionary

  • per|ad|ven|ture — «PUR uhd VEHN chuhr», noun, adverb. –n. uncertainty; doubt; chance; question: »It was affirmed and the truth was certainly beyond peradventure that religious liberty was dead (John L. Motley). ╂[< adverb] –adv. Archaic. maybe; perhaps: » …   Useful english dictionary

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