[ ven-cher ]
/ ˈvɛn tʃər /
an undertaking involving uncertainty as to the outcome, especially a risky or dangerous one: a mountain-climbing venture.
a business enterprise or speculation in which something is risked in the hope of profit; a commercial or other speculation: Their newest venture allows you to order their products online.
the money, ship, cargo, merchandise, or the like, on which risk is taken in a business enterprise or speculation.
Obsolete. hazard or risk.
verb (used with object), ven·tured, ven·tur·ing.
to expose to hazard; risk: to venture one's fortune; to venture one's life.
to take the risk of; brave the dangers of: to venture a voyage into space.
to undertake to express, as when opposition or resistance appears likely to follow; be bold enough; dare: I venture to say that you are behaving foolishly.
to take the risk of sending.
verb (used without object), ven·tured, ven·tur·ing.
to make or embark upon a venture; dare to enter or go: He ventured deep into the jungle.
to take a risk; dare; presume: to venture on an ambitious program of reform.
to invest venture capital.
of or relating to an investment or investments in new businesses: a venture fund.
Words nearby venture
Idioms for venture
at a venture, according to chance; at random: A successor was chosen at a venture.
Origin of venture
1400–50; late Middle English, aphetic variant of aventure adventure
OTHER WORDS FROM ventureven·tur·er, nounpre·ven·ture, noun, verb, pre·ven·tured, pre·ven·tur·ing.un·ven·tured, adjective
synonym study for venture
10. See dare.
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British Dictionary definitions for unventured
/ (ˈvɛntʃə) /
(tr) to expose to danger; hazardhe ventured his life
(tr) to brave the dangers of (something)I'll venture the seas
(tr) to dare (to do something)does he venture to object?
(tr; may take a clause as object) to express in spite of possible refutation or criticismI venture that he is not that honest
(intr; often foll by out, forth, etc) to embark on a possibly hazardous journey, undertaking, etcto venture forth upon the high seas
an undertaking that is risky or of uncertain outcome
- a commercial undertaking characterized by risk of loss as well as opportunity for profit
- the merchandise, money, or other property placed at risk in such an undertaking
something hazarded or risked in an adventure; stake
archaic chance or fortune
at a venture at random; by chance
Derived forms of ventureventurer, noun
Word Origin for venture
C15: variant of aventure adventure
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Idioms and Phrases with unventured
see nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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