- peril; danger; risk.
- chance; fortune; luck.
verb (used with object), ad·ven·tured, ad·ven·tur·ing.
verb (used without object), ad·ven·tured, ad·ven·tur·ing.
- adventitious cyst,
- adventitious root,
- adventure playground,
- adventure racing,
- adventure tourism,
Origin of adventure
Examples from the Web for adventuring
At once the adventuring wagon became a wailing child who was gathered up and comforted in Barbara's slim arms.The Lost Wagon|James Arthur Kjelgaard
I know how all this adventuring must appeal to you young fellows.The Radio Boys on Secret Service Duty|Gerald Breckenridge
Yet for all his adventuring he got little reward; she turned him no more than the round of her cheek.Little Novels of Italy|Maurice Henry Hewlett
The daring of the game consisted in the vye, or the adventuring upon the goodness of your hand to intimidate your antagonist.Ten Thousand Wonderful Things|Edmund Fillingham King
Nevertheless, he could not help a shiver of repugnance to adventuring at such a risk.The Treasure of Pearls|Gustave Aimard
- danger or misadventure
Word Origin for adventure
c.1300, "to risk the loss of," from adventure (n.). Meaning "to take a chance" is early 14c. Related: Adventured; adventuring.
c.1200, auenture "that which happens by chance, fortune, luck," from Old French aventure (11c.) "chance, accident, occurrence, event, happening," from Latin adventura (res) "(a thing) about to happen," from adventurus, future participle of advenire "to come to, reach, arrive at," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + venire "to come" (see venue).
Meaning developed through "risk/danger" (a trial of one's chances), c.1300, and "perilous undertaking" (late 14c.) and thence to "a novel or exciting incident" (1560s). Earlier it also meant "a wonder, a miracle; accounts of marvelous things" (13c.). The -d- was restored 15c.-16c. Venture is a 15c. variant.