Going on a journey uncharted through a forest is an example of an adventure.
- the encountering of danger
- a daring, hazardous undertaking
- an unusual, stirring experience, often of a romantic nature
- a venture or speculation in business or finance
- a liking for danger, excitement, etc.: a man full of adventure
Origin of adventureMiddle English aventure ; from Old French ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form adventura, literally , a happening ; from Classical Latin advenire: see Advent
- to put in danger; risk; venture
- to be bold about; dare
- to engage in daring undertakings
- to take a risk
- a. An undertaking or enterprise of a hazardous nature.b. An undertaking of a questionable nature, especially one involving intervention in another state's affairs.
- An unusual or exciting experience: an adventure in dining.
- Participation in hazardous or exciting experiences: the love of adventure.
- A financial speculation or business venture.
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- To venture upon; undertake or try: adventure a joke.
- To expose to danger or risk: “I had adventured other people's safety in a course of self-indulgence” (Robert Louis Stevenson).
- To proceed despite risks: adventure into the wilderness.
- To take a risk; dare: “the first glass of wine I have adventured to drink” (Lawrence Sterne).
Origin of adventureMiddle English aventure, from Old French, from Latin advent&umacron;rus, future participle of adven&imacron;re, to arrive; see advent.
- 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.
- A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; as, the adventures of one's life.
- A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account.
- (video games) A text adventure or an adventure game.
- (remarkable occurrence): boredom
From Middle English aventure, aunter, anter, from Old French aventure, from Late Latin adventurus, from Latin advenire, adventum (“to arrive”), which in the Romance languages took the sense of "to happen, befall" (see also advene).
(third-person singular simple present adventures, present participle adventuring, simple past and past participle adventured)
From Middle English aventuren, auntren, which from Old French aventurer, from aventure.
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