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Meaning of ADVENTURE

Pronunciation:  ad'venchur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
  2. [v]  take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
  3. [v]  put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"

ADVENTURE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: chance, dangerous undertaking, escapade, gamble, hazard, jeopardize, risk, risky venture, run a risk, stake, take a chance, take chances, venture
 See Also: assay, attempt, essay, labor, lay on the line, luck it, luck through, project, put on the line, seek, task, try, undertaking



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ad*ven"ture\ (?; 135), n. [OE. aventure, aunter,
    anter, F. aventure, fr. LL. adventura, fr. L. advenire,
    adventum, to arrive, which in the Romance languages took the
    sense of ``to happen, befall.'' See Advene.]
    1. That which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap;
       hence, chance of danger or loss.
             Nay, a far less good to man it will be found, if she
             must, at all adventures, be fastened upon him
             individually.                         --Milton.
    2. Risk; danger; peril. [Obs.]
             He was in great adventure of his life. --Berners.
    3. The encountering of risks; hazardous and striking
       enterprise; a bold undertaking, in which hazards are to be
       encountered, and the issue is staked upon unforeseen
       events; a daring feat.
             He loved excitement and adventure.    --Macaulay.
    4. A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring
       incident; as, the adventures of one's life. --Bacon.
    5. A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a
       venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account.
    {A bill of adventure} (Com.), a writing setting forth that
       the goods shipped are at the owner's risk.
    Syn: Undertaking; enterprise; venture; event.
  2. \Ad*ven"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adventured}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Adventuring}.] [OE. aventuren, auntren, F.
    aventurer, fr. aventure. See {Adventure}, n.]
    1. To risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture.
             He would not adventure himself into the theater.
                                                   --Acts xix.
    2. To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare.
             Yet they adventured to go back.       --Bunyan,
             Discriminations might be adventured.  --J. Taylor.
  3. \Ad*ven"ture\, v. i.
    To try the chance; to take the risk.
          I would adventure for such merchandise.  --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Love for adventure, need for more freedom and open spaces are the notions hidden behind a dream of being an adventurer. You might be wanting to look for new horizons but always keep in mind the consequences of your actions.
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