Adventuring



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 say or utter:
to adventure an opinion.
to take the risk involved.
to venture; hazard.
Historical Examples

My good friends, he said, Roderick Fitzhugh has been adventuring, and theres his booty.
Peter Cotterell’s Treasure Rupert Sargent Holland

And yet much of the adventuring of life has been gained afoot.
Journeys to Bagdad Charles S. Brooks

He was in the books himself, adventuring through the printed pages of bound volumes.
Martin Eden Jack London

When we were adventuring in the remoter parts of the world, he was my companion-friend.
The Kingdom Round the Corner Coningsby Dawson

The temerity of adventuring thus into the jaws of the pest now appeared to her in glaring colours.
Ormond, Volume I (of 3) Charles Brockden Brown

But so far, she added humorously, you and Gale have been doing all the adventuring.
The Adventure Girls at K Bar O Clair Blank

One amongst the rest, adventuring over rashly to have saved som money, was smothered and burned, never retorning out.
Diary of Richard Cocks Vol. I Richard Cocks

Nevertheless, he could not help a shiver of repugnance to adventuring at such a risk.
The Treasure of Pearls Gustave Aimard

After sunset, the mate, adventuring up the bay, shot a yearling moose.
The Secret Cache E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill

He was adventuring, living in the wilderness with bow and arrow.
Johnny Longbow Roy J. Snell

noun
a risky undertaking of unknown outcome
an exciting or unexpected event or course of events
a hazardous financial operation; commercial speculation
(obsolete)

danger or misadventure
chance

verb
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
n.

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.
v.

c.1300, “to risk the loss of,” from adventure (n.). Meaning “to take a chance” is early 14c. Related: Adventured; adventuring.

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