adventure Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
risky venture; escapade; dangerous undertaking.
verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
risk; take a chance; hazard; take chances; chance; gamble; run a risk.
- When you buy these stocks you are gambling
verb put at risk
stake; jeopardize; hazard; venture.
- I will stake my good reputation for this
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.
Risk; danger; peril.Obs.
He was in great adventure of his life. Berners.
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.
A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident;Bacon. as, the. adventuresof one's life
A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account. Syn. -- Undertaking; enterprise; venture; event.
Ad*ven"ture transitive verb
To risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture.
He would not adventure himself into the theater. Acts xix. 31.
To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare.
Yet they adventured to go back. Bunyan,
Discriminations might be adventured. J. Taylor.
Ad*ven"ture intransitive verb
To try the chance; to take the risk.
I would adventure for such merchandise. Shak.