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 Adventurer . a member of Camp Fire, Inc., who is between the ages of 9 and 11.
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How to use adventurer in a sentence
Gregory’s new line of packs is tailored specifically for plus-sized adventurers.
Since November 2017, Elise Wortley has been following in the footsteps of some of history’s great women adventurers.Recreating Historical Adventures in Old-Fashioned Gear | Ailsa Ross | November 12, 2020 | Outside Online
The severity and speed of flash floods make them one of the most harrowing weather events adventurers might encounter.
Meanwhile, he recognized that Southeast Alaska offered unparalleled opportunities for hunters, fishermen, and adventurers.Loggers could soon slice through one of the most important forests in the US | By Bjorn Dihle/ Outdoor Life | September 30, 2020 | Popular-Science
The company is hoping to attract adventurers who will actively contribute to creating a community based on shared outdoor values—something it hopes to ensure with an application process.
When I picture Jackman in fedora-wearing adventurer mode, it reminds me of his turn in the Baz Luhrmann bomb Australia.Robert Pattinson as Indiana Jones? Here Are Our Picks to Fill Harrison Ford’s Fedora | Marlow Stern | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
adventurer journalist Robert Young Pelton is crowdfunding a trip to find African warlord Joseph Kony.Robert Young Pelton on His Expedition To Find Joseph Kony | Amanda Sperber | November 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was an adventurer and thrill seeker, but also an ardent radical socialist.
No pasty-faced legal adventurer is going to cause bad blood between the Warners and the Marxes.Harvey Weinstein’s Battle With Warner Bros. Over ‘The Butler’: There's History | Marlow Stern | July 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
I want to be able to, at any point, go to the movies or out to dinner or fly to Vancouver (I know, I'm an adventurer).Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories | Harry Siegel | February 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And we will also settle and assure the particular rights and interests of every planter and adventurer.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
He usually wore his pale-grey felt hat at a slight angle, and had the air of the easy-going adventurer, debonair and unscrupulous.The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
Still, he cultivated his easy-going cosmopolitanism to pose as a careless adventurer.The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
The crowd laughed; and another adventurer, nothing dismayed, succeeded him in the attempt, and in the failure.
Their eyes fixed, their mouths agape, their hands clasped, they listened with increasing avidity to the Gascon adventurer.The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue
British Dictionary definitions for adventurer
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
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