adventure

[ ad-ven-cher ]
/ ædˈvɛn tʃər /

noun

verb (used with object), ad·ven·tured, ad·ven·tur·ing.

verb (used without object), ad·ven·tured, ad·ven·tur·ing.

to take the risk involved.
to venture; hazard.

Nearby words

  1. adventitious,
  2. adventitious cyst,
  3. adventitious root,
  4. adventive,
  5. adventively,
  6. adventure playground,
  7. adventure racing,
  8. adventure tourism,
  9. adventurer,
  10. adventuresome

Origin of adventure

1200–50; Middle English aventure < Anglo-French, Old French < Vulgar Latin *adventūra what must happen, feminine (orig. neuter plural) of Latin adventūrus future participle of advenīre to arrive; ad- ad- replacing a- a-5. See advent, -ure

Related formsad·ven·ture·ful, adjectiveun·ad·ven·tur·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for adventuring

adventure

/ (ədˈvɛntʃə) /

noun

a risky undertaking of unknown outcome
an exciting or unexpected event or course of events
a hazardous financial operation; commercial speculation
obsolete
  1. danger or misadventure
  2. chance

verb

Derived Formsadventureful, 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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