Origin of adventurous
Examples from the Web for adventurous
Gedi may have flown under the radar for centuries, but nowadays, it is a popular destination for adventurous visitors to Kenya.Kenya Has Its Own Machu Picchu—the Lost Town of Gedi|Nina Strochlic|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When it comes to food, are you an adventurous, nose-to-tail kind of eater?
For the adventurous, the area is surrounded by waterfalls, zip lines, and gorgeous mountainous scenery.
I learned some things from my younger self—the adventurous, kindred spirit.Shailene Woodley Opens Up About Coming of Age, ‘Divergent,’ and the Faults in Our World|Marlow Stern|January 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And it is this that makes them some of the most adventurous, bold, and exciting to experience.
To it were attracted the adventurous spirits of the creole city.American Merchant Ships and Sailors|Willis J. Abbot
A thinker, he was adventurous in that world; to him, the true world of action.The Long Roll|Mary Johnston
But from his earliest years he had entertained romantic notions, adventurous desires.The Flockmaster of Poison Creek|George W. Ogden
Many of them became headquarters for recruiting seamen for these adventurous expeditions.Old Taverns of New York|William Harrison Bayles
They have no care for the morrow, but spend lavishly the hard-earned wages of their adventurous life.The Sketches of Seymour (Illustrated), Part 5.|Robert Seymour
British Dictionary definitions for adventurous
Word Origin and History for adventurous
mid-14c., "hazardous" (also "occurring by chance," late 14c.), from Old French aventuros "chance, accidental, fortuitous;" of persons, "devoted to adventure" (Modern French aventureux), from aventure (see adventure (n.)). Sense evolution is through "rash, risk-taking" (c.1400), "daring, fond of adventure" (mid-15c.).