verb (used with object), ven·tured, ven·tur·ing.
verb (used without object), ven·tured, ven·tur·ing.
Origin of venture
Synonyms for venture
Related Words for venturermadcap, pioneer, swashbuckler, explorer, wanderer, daredevil, opportunist, heroine, pirate, speculator, mercenary, hero, traveler, charlatan, entrepreneur, gambler, romantic, voyager, globetrotter, fortune-hunter
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Historical Examples of venturer
Eating the forbidden fruit was the best record ever made by a Venturer.Strictly Business
Instantly the venturer was up and at the flap, peering outside.
Though well they know that from the vacant unislanded main the venturer has rarely returned.
And more,—deliver also that venturer who, but for my thoughtless words of the red flower, would be now safe on the Saskatchewan.
Men were racing frantically along the bridge above, and all hell and bedlam broke loose on the Venturer.The Hour of the Dragon
Robert E. Howard
- 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.