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
While Robinhood has become a darling among venture capitalists, it’s unclear when or if it will turn a profit.Robinhood co-founder steps down as co-CEO, leaving Vlad Tenev as sole chief ahead of a rumored IPO | Jeff | November 20, 2020 | Fortune
Brian Chesky, Nathan Blecharczyk, and Joe Gebbia together own nearly 42% of their company at IPO, and that’s after raising billions in venture capital.If you didn’t make $1B this week, you are not doing VC right | Danny Crichton | November 20, 2020 | TechCrunch
Well-regarded by founders and co-investors, his transition to a full-time role in venture capital feels like quite a natural one.Why is GoCardless COO Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas pivoting to become a full-time VC? | Steve O'Hear | November 20, 2020 | TechCrunch
Quite a lot of venture hopes and returns are riding on this IPO, then.Wish files to go public with 100M monthly actives, $1.75B in 2020 revenue thus far | Alex Wilhelm | November 20, 2020 | TechCrunch
On the private venture capital side, valuations are kind of crazy.IPOs, SPACs, and direct listings: Silicon Valley opens the doors to more investors | matthewheimer | November 20, 2020 | Fortune
On the other hand, “Booty” is an example of Lopez venturing into the campier arenas of pop music and succeeding.Jennifer Lopez’s ‘A.K.A.’ Is Terrible. What Happened to Her Music? | Kevin Fallon | June 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Their all-white relatives are venturing out in similarly dangerous fashion.How Climate Change Is Causing Chaos in the Animal Kingdom | Nina Strochlic | January 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The very premise makes for a dodgy commercial undertaking, thus kudos to Anderson for venturing on it.T.E. Lawrence Rides Again in Scott Anderson’s New History | Melik Kaylan | August 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Only last year, though not for the first time, I found myself being accused of racism for venturing to criticize President Obama.
Miss Maiga committed two offenses in Islamist eyes: she sometimes failed to cover her face when venturing out.Women in Timbuktu Were Singled Out During al Qaeda Occupation | The Telegraph | February 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He kept to the high ground, not venturing to the plains, for the population had outwardly passed to the English peace again.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
Venturing to open his eyes, he saw young Stoutheart, still on the other side of the fence, laughing at him.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
The brickmaker thinks you fell in the water by imprudently venturing too near the slope of the embankment.The Seven Cardinal Sins: Envy and Indolence | Eugne Sue
Coronado inwardly cursed himself for venturing into this inferno, the haunting place of devils in human shape.Overland | John William De Forest
However, before venturing to do so, we determined to try to replenish our larder with eggs.
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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