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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adventure  \Ad*ven"ture\,  v.  i. 
  To  try  the  chance;  to  take  the  risk. 
 
  I  would  adventure  for  such  merchandise.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adventure  \Ad*ven"ture\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Adventured};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Adventuring}.]  [OE.  aventuren  auntren  F. 
  aventurer,  fr  aventure.  See  {Adventure},  n.] 
  1.  To  risk,  or  hazard;  jeopard;  to  venture. 
 
  He  would  not  adventure  himself  into  the  theater. 
  --Acts  xix. 
  31. 
 
  2.  To  venture  upon  to  run  the  risk  of  to  dare. 
 
  Yet  they  adventured  to  go  back  --Bunyan, 
 
  Discriminations  might  be  adventured.  --J.  Taylor. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adventure  \Ad*ven"ture\  (?;  135),  n.  [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.] 
  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.  [Obs.] 
 
  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.  --Bacon. 
 
  5.  A  mercantile  or  speculative  enterprise  of  hazard;  a 
  venture;  a  shipment  by  a  merchant  on  his  own  account. 
 
  {A  bill  of  adventure}  (Com.),  a  writing  setting  forth  that 
  the  goods  shipped  are  at  the  owner's  risk. 
 
  Syn:  Undertaking;  enterprise;  venture;  event. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adventure 
  n  :  a  wild  and  exciting  undertaking  (not  necessarily  lawful) 
  [syn:  {escapade},  {risky  venture},  {dangerous  undertaking}] 
  v  1:  take  a  risk  in  the  hope  of  a  favorable  outcome;  "When  you 
  buy  these  stocks  you  are  gambling"  [syn:  {gamble},  {chance}, 
  {risk},  {hazard},  {take  chances},  {run  a  risk},  {take  a 
  chance}] 
  2:  put  at  risk;  "I  will  stake  my  good  reputation  for  this" 
  [syn:  {venture},  {hazard},  {stake},  {jeopardize}] 




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