[ ad-ven-cher-er ]
/ ædˈvɛn tʃər ər /


a person who has, enjoys, or seeks adventures.
a seeker of fortune in daring enterprises; soldier of fortune.
a person who undertakes great commercial risk; speculator.
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.
(usually initial capital letter) a member of Camp Fire, Inc., who is between the ages of 9 and 11.


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Origin of adventurer

First recorded in 1475–85; adventure + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for adventurer

/ (ədˈvɛntʃərə) /


a person who seeks adventure, esp one who seeks success or money through daring exploits
a person who seeks money or power by unscrupulous means
a speculator
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