Venture Definition

vĕnchər
ventured, ventures, venturing
noun
ventures
A risky or dangerous undertaking; esp., a new or speculative business enterprise.
Webster's New World
A business enterprise involving some risk in expectation of gain.
American Heritage
Something on which a risk is taken, as the merchandise in a commercial enterprise or a stake in gambling.
Webster's New World
Chance; fortune.
Webster's New World
The definition of a venture is an undertaking, particularly one that involves some sort of risk or danger.
An example of venture is climbing to the top of the country's tallest mountain.
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verb
ventured, ventures, venturing
To expose to danger or risk.
To venture one's life.
Webster's New World
To brave the dangers of.
Ventured the high seas in a small boat.
American Heritage
To expose (money, merchandise, etc.) to chance of loss.
Webster's New World
To do or go at some risk.
Webster's New World
To express at the risk of criticism, objection, denial, etc.
To venture an opinion.
Webster's New World
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idiom
at a venture
  • By mere chance or fortune; at random.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Venture

Noun

Singular:
venture
Plural:
ventures

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Origin of Venture

  • Middle English chance short for aventure adventure adventure

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

  • Shortening of adventure.

    From Wiktionary

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