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.
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.
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.
of or relating to an investment or investments in new businesses: a venture fund.
Idioms about venture
at a venture, according to chance; at random: A successor was chosen at a venture.
- ven·tur·er, noun
- pre·ven·ture, noun, verb, pre·ven·tured, pre·ven·tur·ing.
- un·ven·tured, adjective
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How to use venture in a sentence
The platform is firmly an early-stage venture at the moment, but Curry has big ambitions he’s building toward.A Dallas-based founder looks to tackle the student loan crisis with his startup, College Cash | Lucas Matney | February 11, 2021 | TechCrunch
Like many other countries, the UAE wants to capitalize on the rise of small-spacecraft development and “create new business ventures in space,” says Al Amiri.The UAE’s Hope probe is about to arrive at Mars in a historic first | Neel Patel | February 9, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Mosley ventured out with a mask and a new sense of wariness.900,000 infected. Nearly 15,000 dead. How the coronavirus tore through D.C., Maryland and Virginia. | Rebecca Tan, Antonio Olivo, John D. Harden | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Startups, funding and venture capital23andMe set to go public via a Virgin Group SPAC merger — The transaction is expected to result in 23andMe having around $984 million in cash available at close.Daily Crunch: Microsoft rethinks corporate intranet | Anthony Ha | February 4, 2021 | TechCrunch
This kind of adaptation would have given animals an advantage as they ventured onto land.This ancient fish-crocodile mashup snared its prey using a key adaptation | Kate Baggaley | February 3, 2021 | Popular-Science
I would venture to say that Advent is something America needs right now, religious or not.During Advent, Lots of Waiting, But Not Enough Hope | Gene Robinson | December 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.
Some critics of Frank Gehry would venture that he doesn't know the difference.
Minnesotans like it that way: The memory of Jesse venture looms large in many memories.What Al Franken’s Normcore Senate Race Can Teach Other Democrats | Ana Marie Cox | October 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
However, they were not seen to venture far into the surrounding deciduous forest.Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula | Erwin E. Klaas
The Spanish troops did not care to venture past a block of buildings in which were the offices and stores of a British firm.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
These stakes are gold only as yet, and no man's venture seems over five pounds.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
I never dare venture over except as the guest of some more fortunate friend.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
The duke expressed his surprise that his majesty should venture alone in so public a place.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
British Dictionary definitions for venture
(tr) to expose to danger; hazard: he 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 criticism: I venture that he is not that honest
(intr; often foll by out, forth, etc) to embark on a possibly hazardous journey, undertaking, etc: to 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
- venturer, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with venture
see nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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