an exciting or very unusual experience.
participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises: the spirit of adventure.
a bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action of uncertain outcome.
a commercial or financial speculation of any kind; venture.
peril; danger; risk.
chance; fortune; luck.
to risk or hazard.
to take the chance of; dare.
to venture to say or utter: to adventure an opinion.
to take the risk involved.
to venture; hazard.
- ad·ven·ture·ful, adjective
- un·ad·ven·tur·ing, adjective
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How to use adventure in a sentence
And, like paddling, fishing is an ideal low-risk, pandemic-friendly adventure, as proper fishing etiquette already dictates you give other anglers plenty of space.
He has stepped into that vacuum, coupling his adventures in Libya and Syria with a desire to wield influence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Erdogan Pitches Himself as Muslim World’s New Leader | Charu Kasturi | September 10, 2020 | Ozy
They recently started taking on adventure with Blackberry Mountain, a 5,200-acre property next to Great Smoky Mountains National Park that opened last February.
Luckily, I had gear along that kept me cool, protected, and comfortable for the duration of the adventure.The Gear You Need to Bring on a 225-Mile River Trip | Mitch Breton | September 6, 2020 | Outside Online
By prioritizing good design, we’re able to attract the design and culture traveler seeking new adventures in a familiar city.Pre-pandemic, Kuala Lumpur’s hospitality scene was heating up with new design-forward boutique hotels | Rachel King | September 5, 2020 | Fortune
Marcel the elephant takes readers on a journey through his life, recounting his memories full of travel and adventure.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Blue Ivy in Your Life | Allison McNearney | November 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
By any measure, Burroughs ranks among the finest adventure story authors of modern times.Can Tarzan of the Apes Survive in a Post-Colonial World? | Ted Gioia | November 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now this one-month adventure has been turned into a documentary, fittingly titled Banksy Does New York, set to air Nov. 17 on HBO.Catch Him If You Can: Reliving Banksy’s New York Invasion | Alex Suskind | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Thrust into a world of seemingly supernatural monsters, his adventure begins.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero | Regina Lizik | October 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The hero first enters a period known as separation, where he leaves his past and enters a new life of adventure.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero | Regina Lizik | October 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Its record is largely that of battles and sieges, of the brave adventure of discovery and the vexed slaughter of the nations.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
He was mounted on a spirited horse and his manner showed he was ready for any kind of an adventure, no matter where it might lead.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
Hitherto, I have not given the subject much consideration, but I turn over a new leaf from the date of this adventure.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
The adventure had surprisingly followed upon the discovery that Alicia had been quite wrong.Hilda Lessways | Arnold Bennett
A simple errand and promenade,--and yet she felt herself to be steeped in the romance of an adventure!Hilda Lessways | Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for adventure
a risky undertaking of unknown outcome
an exciting or unexpected event or course of events
a hazardous financial operation; commercial speculation
danger or misadventure
to take a risk or put at risk
(intr foll by into, on, upon) to dare to go or enter (into a place, dangerous activity, etc)
to dare to say (something): he adventured his opinion
- adventureful, adjective
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