Definition of Adventure

1. Noun. A wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful).




2. Verb. Take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome. "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
Exact synonyms: Chance, Gamble, Hazard, Risk, Run A Risk, Take A Chance, Take Chances
Generic synonyms: Assay, Attempt, Essay, Seek, Try
Specialized synonyms: Go For Broke, Luck It, Luck Through
Derivative terms: Adventurer, Adventurer, Chance, Gamble, Gambler, Hazard, Risk

3. Verb. Put at risk. "I will stake my good reputation for this"

Definition of Adventure

1. n. That which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap; hence, chance of danger or loss.

2. v. t. To risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture.

3. v. i. To try the chance; to take the risk.

Definition of Adventure

1. Noun. That which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap; hence, chance of danger or loss. ¹

2. Noun. 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. ¹

3. Noun. A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; as, the adventures of one's life. ¹

4. Noun. A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To risk or hazard; jeopard; venture. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To try the chance; to take the risk. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Adventure

1. [v -TURED, -TURING, -TURES]

Medical Definition of Adventure

1. 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. "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. 5. A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account. A bill of adventure, a writing setting forth that the goods shipped are at the owner's risk. Synonym: Undertaking, enterprise, venture, event. Origin: 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Adventure

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"270. same adventure towards a loes arising out of extraordinary sacrifices made, ... Where the whole adventure is saved by the master, as the agent of all ..."

2. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, William Caxton (1903)
"Nay, my lord, I pray you let me have that adventure. ... CHAPTER XIII Of the adventure that Melias had, and how Galahad revenged him, and how Melias was ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1829)
"TWELVE YEARS OF MILITARY adventure IN THREE QUARTERS OF THE GLOBE. ... Yielding to the sad necessity of the • Twelve Years' Military adventure in three ..."

4. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1873)
"adventure Story — Nature Story — Love Story by EDISON MARSHALL Some Early Newspaper ... "As a story that mingles adventure, nature study and romance, ..."

5. The Cruise of the Snark by Jack London (1911)
"CHAPTER H adventure No, adventure is not dead, and in spite of the steam ... No, adventure is certainly not dead — not while one receives letters that ..."

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