Nearby words

  1. ventro-,
  2. ventrodorsal,
  3. ventrolateral,
  4. ventroscopy,
  5. ventrotomy,
  6. venture capital,
  7. venture capitalist,
  8. venture scout,
  9. venturesome,
  10. venturesomely

Idioms

    at a venture, according to chance; at random: A successor was chosen at a venture.

Origin of venture

1400–50; late Middle English, aphetic variant of aventure adventure

SYNONYMS FOR venture
Related formsven·tur·er, nounpre·ven·ture, noun, verb, pre·ven·tured, pre·ven·tur·ing.un·ven·tured, adjective

Synonym study

10. See dare.

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British Dictionary definitions for venturing

venture

/ (ˈvɛntʃə) /

verb

noun

Derived Formsventurer, noun

Word Origin for venture

C15: variant of aventure adventure

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Word Origin and History for venturing

venture

v.

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.

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Idioms and Phrases with venturing

venture

see nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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