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.
Early in the next year occurred a strange and romantic adventure in this adventureful country.
A Lady’s Tour in Corsica, Vol. II (of 2) Gertrude Forde
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.
a person who has, enjoys, or seeks . a seeker of fortune in daring enterprises; soldier of fortune. a person who undertakes great commercial risk; speculator. a person who seeks power, wealth, or social rank by unscrupulous or questionable means: They thought John was an adventurer and after their daughter’s money. (usually initial capital letter) […]
bold; daring; . Contemporary Examples But even the most adventuresome eaters have probably never eaten Maori pikopiko pesto. The Maori Star Chef Rocking the South Pacific Lea Lane Stern April 1, 2011 adventuresome moviegoers can thank the Oscars as bunnies can thank spring. The Oscar International Film Festival: ‘Stranger By the Lake’ and Foreign Films […]
a woman who schemes to win social position, wealth, etc., by unscrupulous or questionable means. a woman who is an . Contemporary Examples Like a great tabloid headline, The adventuress by N.D. Coleridge promises a lurid story that spares no detail. This Week’s Hot Reads: May 28, 2013 Jen Vafidis May 27, 2013 The adventuress […]
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. Obsolete. peril; danger; risk. chance; fortune; luck. to risk or hazard. to take the chance of; dare. to venture to […]