an exciting or very unusual experience.
participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises:
the spirit of adventure.
a bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action of uncertain outcome.
a commercial or financial speculation of any kind; venture.
peril; danger; risk.
chance; fortune; luck.
to risk or hazard.
to take the chance of; dare.
to venture to say or utter:
to adventure an opinion.
to take the risk involved.
to venture; hazard.
It was for Waterworld, the 1995 adventure flick and one of the biggest flops in Hollywood history.
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Then Hitler discovered Karl May’s adventure stories of the American West, which obsessed him for the rest of his life.
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It was time to loosen these constraints, let the plot freely borrow from whatever genre it pleased: adventure, Bollywood, fantasy.
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Everyone who suffered during the war has his or her adventure to tell.
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He sees the adventure as ruinous, both in terms of fiscal and foreign policy.
The Texas Republican Who Hates Bush Lloyd Grove July 25, 2010
And adventure called to him like a ship to a land-locked mariner.
Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
Where would be the fun of such an adventure if you had it alone?
The Trail Book Mary Austin
On the second day the Yips began to wish they had not embarked on this adventure.
The Lost Princess of Oz L. Frank Baum
For was not this the adventure of which she had so often dreamed?
The Dream Emile Zola
Besides, there was in her situation an underlying possibility of adventure.
The Dust Flower Basil King
a risky undertaking of unknown outcome
an exciting or unexpected event or course of events
a hazardous financial operation; commercial speculation
danger or misadventure
to take a risk or put at risk
(intransitive) foll by into, on, upon. to dare to go or enter (into a place, dangerous activity, etc)
to dare to say (something): he adventured his opinion
c.1200, auenture “that which happens by chance, fortune, luck,” from Old French aventure (11c.) “chance, accident, occurrence, event, happening,” from Latin adventura (res) “(a thing) about to happen,” from adventurus, future participle of advenire “to come to, reach, arrive at,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + venire “to come” (see venue).
Meaning developed through “risk/danger” (a trial of one’s chances), c.1300, and “perilous undertaking” (late 14c.) and thence to “a novel or exciting incident” (1560s). Earlier it also meant “a wonder, a miracle; accounts of marvelous things” (13c.). The -d- was restored 15c.-16c. Venture is a 15c. variant.
c.1300, “to risk the loss of,” from adventure (n.). Meaning “to take a chance” is early 14c. Related: Adventured; adventuring.
- Adventure athlete
noun an athlete who participates strictly in adventure racing
- Adventure definition language
adventure definition language language, games (ADL) An adventure game language interpreter designed by Ross Cunniff and Tim Brengle in 1987. ADL is semi-object-oriented with Lisp-like syntax and is a superset of DDL. It is available for Unix, MS-DOS, Amiga and Acorn Archimedes. (ftp://ftp.uu.net/usenet/comp.sources.games/volume2), (ftp://ftp.wustl.edu/systems/amiga/fish/fish/f0/ff091). (1995-03-20)
- Adventure game
noun a type of role-playing computer game involving fantasy, risks, and danger Examples The adventure game player often has to solve a series of puzzles while being given a deep story. Usage Note computing
- Adventure playground
a children’s playground, often in a somewhat desolate urban area, that utilizes derelict industrial or commercial items or products for equipment, as used tires for swings and wooden crates for tunnels. noun (Brit) a playground for children that contains building materials, discarded industrial parts, etc, used by the children to build with, hide in, climb […]