verb (used with object), ven·tured, ven·tur·ing.
verb (used without object), ven·tured, ven·tur·ing.
Origin of venture
Synonyms for venture
Examples from the Web for ventured
Contemporary Examples of ventured
The HAZ TAC paramedics donned special protective gear before they ventured inside the building.From Ebola Country to NYC’s Subways
October 25, 2014
And so, on Popular Problems, Leonard Cohen ventured back to that mysterious place again.Excuse Me For Not Dying: Leonard Cohen at 80
September 24, 2014
No one ventured onto the raised platform and the monks seldom came down.A Little Too Off the Beaten Path in Burma
June 2, 2014
Yet he ventured as close to death and the dead as one can be without joining them.Blood and Mud: A French Soldier’s WWI Memoir Vividly Describes Trench Warfare
May 1, 2014
And God help anyone who ventured onto sites like RedState.com.How This Pope Is Remaking the GOP
April 18, 2014
Historical Examples of ventured
I will not punish your fault so severely as Alcibiades ventured to hope.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
"You're carryin' on the same way yourself," ventured his mother.
Then he ventured into the heat and glare of Broadway where humanity stewed and wilted.
I ventured to predict that success awaited him in the rubber business.
With high hope for the future, no prediction in regard to it is ventured.
- 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
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.
see nothing ventured, nothing gained.