[ ad-ven-cher-er ]
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  1. a person who has, enjoys, or seeks adventures.

  2. a seeker of fortune in daring enterprises; soldier of fortune.

  1. a person who undertakes great commercial risk; speculator.

  2. a person who seeks power, wealth, or social rank by unscrupulous or questionable means: They thought John was an adventurer and after their daughter's money.

  3. Usually Adventurer . a member of Camp Fire, Inc., who is between the ages of 9 and 11.

Origin of adventurer

First recorded in 1475–85; adventure + -er1

Words Nearby adventurer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use adventurer in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for adventurer


/ (ədˈvɛntʃərə) /

  1. a person who seeks adventure, esp one who seeks success or money through daring exploits

  2. a person who seeks money or power by unscrupulous means

  1. a speculator

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