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 ventured
The HAZ TAC paramedics donned special protective gear before they ventured inside the building.
And so, on Popular Problems, Leonard Cohen ventured back to that mysterious place again.
No one ventured onto the raised platform and the monks seldom came down.
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|Marc Wortman|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And God help anyone who ventured onto sites like RedState.com.
Captain Crowe had fancied that Mrs. Lunn had shown him special favor that afternoon, and ventured to think himself secure.The Life of Nancy|Sarah Orne Jewett
At the end of some days disturbed by the silence of the King, she ventured to touch upon the subject.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete|Duc de Saint-Simon
After he became used to the dark again he ventured to steal along the wall to the window and peeped in.The Lone Star Ranger|Zane Grey
"I don't believe there's an atom of meaning in it," ventured Alice.Alice in Wonderland|Lewis Carroll
Even a council would scarcely have ventured on such an enterprise.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
British Dictionary definitions for 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
Word Origin and History for ventured
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 ventured
see nothing ventured, nothing gained.