verb (used with object), ven·tured, ven·tur·ing.
verb (used without object), ven·tured, ven·tur·ing.
Origin of venture
Examples from the Web for venture
After 10 years, she decided to venture out on her own as an entrepreneur.
Patterson secured the permission of the landowner to venture onto the property.
Venture capitalists believe Snapchat to be a very valuable company.‘The Snappening’ Is Real: 90,000 Private Photos and 9,000 Hacked Snapchat Videos Leak Online|Marlow Stern|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But that same year it also rasied nearly $300 million in venture capital.
Unknowingly, they would inspire younger generations of adventure seekers to venture north.Careful What You Wish For: Here’s What California Would Look Like Without Illegal Immigrants|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Was I brave enough to join the venture and risk the after-part?The Haunts of Old Cockaigne|Alex Thompson
It is a rough system, and I am too ignorant to venture to examine it.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 8 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
That the spring—March, at the latest—is the only season for such a venture there can be no doubt at all.Farthest North|Fridtjof Nansen
Of course, in daylight they would not venture to remain near her.The Three Midshipmen|W.H.G. Kingston
No; I don't, and, of course, I could venture to say that she probably had friends at the stores where she worked.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for venture
- 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
Word Origin for venture
Word Origin and History for venture
mid-15c., "to risk the loss" (of something), shortened form of aventure, itself a form of adventure. General sense of "to dare, to presume" is recorded from 1550s. Noun sense of "risky undertaking" first recorded 1560s; meaning "enterprise of a business nature" is recorded from 1580s. Venture capital is attested from 1943.
Idioms and Phrases with venture
see nothing ventured, nothing gained.