(transitive) To risk or hazard; jeopard; venture. (transitive) To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare. (intransitive) To try the chance; to take the risk.
1.an exciting or very unusual experience.
2.participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises, the spirit of adventure.
3.a bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action of uncertain outcome.
4.a commercial or financial speculation of any kind; venture.
5.Obsolete. peril; danger; risk. chance; fortune; luck.
6.to risk or hazard.
7.to take the chance of; dare.
8.to venture to say or utter, to adventure an opinion.
9.to take the risk involved.
10.to venture; hazard.
1. a risky undertaking of unknown outcome
2. an exciting or unexpected event or course of events
3. a hazardous financial operation; commercial speculation
4. (obsolete) danger or misadventure chanceverb
5. to take a risk or put at risk
6. (intransitive) foll by into, on, upon. to dare to go or enter (into a place, dangerous activity, etc)
7. to dare to say (something), he adventured his opinion Derived Formsadventureful, adjective Word OriginC13, aventure (later altered to adventure after the Latin spelling), via Old French ultimately from Latin advenīre to happen to (someone), arriveCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
c.1200, auenture "that which happens by chance, fortune, luck," from Old French aventure (11c.) "chance, accident, occurrence, event, happening," from Latin adventura (res) "(a thing) about to happen," from adventurus, future participle of advenire "to come to, reach, arrive at," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + venire "to come" (see venue).Meaning developed through "risk/danger" (a trial of one's chances), c.1300, and "perilous undertaking" (late 14c.) and thence to "a novel or exciting incident" (1560s). Earlier it also meant "a wonder, a miracle; accounts of marvelous things" (13c.). The -d- was restored 15c.-16c. Venture is a 15c. variant.
c.1300, "to risk the loss of," from adventure (n.). Meaning "to take a chance" is early 14c. Related, Adventured; adventuring.
Her bright spirits returned with effusive thanks; she offered to take the Deans to dinner in gratitude for her afternoon adventure, but they declined.
Dean minimized the ordeal by saying it was one more adventure with which Fred could wow his lady friends.
Another wild adventure by the black sheep of a sister that was dear Hannah's.
The adventure turned into a nightmare.
The neo-chivalry of the 14th century, in which a fantastic love of adventure had displaced the finer and more ideal motives of the old chivalry, looked towards the Vistula and Marienburg.
This adventure against Khumbaba belongs to the Eabani stratum of the epic, into which Gilgamesh is artificially introduced.
The first Spanish settlement in Hispaniola spread to the mainland by the adventure of Alonso de Ojeda and Diego de Nicuesa in Darien in 1509.
But we dropped into this adventure rather unexpectedly.
The wildness and adventure that are in fishing still recommended it to me.
"They can still be called back," said one of his suite, who like Count Orlov felt distrustful of the adventure when he looked at the enemy's camp.
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