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adventure

[ ad-ven-cher ]
/ ædˈvɛn tʃər /
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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.
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Origin of adventure

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

OTHER WORDS FROM adventure

ad·ven·ture·ful, adjectiveun·ad·ven·tur·ing, adjective
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How to use adventure in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for adventure

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 forms of adventure

adventureful, 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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