[ ad-ven-cher ]
/ ædˈvɛn tʃər /
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.
verb (used with object), ad·ven·tured, ad·ven·tur·ing.
to risk or hazard.
to take the chance of; dare.
to venture to say or utter: to adventure an opinion.
verb (used without object), ad·ven·tured, ad·ven·tur·ing.
to take the risk involved.
to venture; hazard.
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Origin of adventure
OTHER WORDS FROM adventuread·ven·ture·ful, adjectiveun·ad·ven·tur·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for adventureful
Early in the next year occurred a strange and romantic adventure in this adventureful country.A Lady's Tour in Corsica, Vol. II (of 2)|Gertrude Forde
British Dictionary definitions for adventureful
/ (ədˈvɛntʃə) /
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
Derived forms of adventureadventureful, adjective
Word Origin for adventure
C13: aventure (later altered to adventure after the Latin spelling), via Old French ultimately from Latin advenīre to happen to (someone), arrive
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