Adventure Definition

ăd-vĕnchər
adventured, adventures, adventuring
noun
adventures
An undertaking or enterprise of a hazardous nature.
American Heritage
The encountering of danger.
Webster's New World
An undertaking of a questionable nature, especially one involving intervention in another state's affairs.
American Heritage
A daring, hazardous undertaking.
Webster's New World
An unusual or exciting experience.
An adventure in dining.
American Heritage
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verb
adventured, adventures, adventuring
To venture upon; undertake or try.
Adventure a joke.
American Heritage
To put in danger; risk; venture.
Webster's New World
To engage in daring undertakings.
Webster's New World
To expose to danger or risk.
American Heritage
To be bold about; dare.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Adventure

Noun

Singular:
adventure
Plural:
adventures

Origin of Adventure

  • 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).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English aventure from Old French from Latin adventūrus future participle of advenīre to arrive advent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English aventuren, auntren, which from Old French aventurer, from aventure.

    From Wiktionary

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