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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Venture  \Ven"ture\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  expose  to  hazard;  to  risk;  to  hazard;  as  to  venture 
  one's  person  in  a  balloon. 
  I  am  afraid;  and  yet  I'll  venture  it  --Shak. 
  2.  To  put  or  send  on  a  venture  or  chance;  as  to  venture  a 
  horse  to  the  West  Indies. 
  3.  To  confide  in  to  rely  on  to  trust.  [R.] 
  A  man  would  be  well  enough  pleased  to  buy  silks  of 
  one  whom  he  would  not  venture  to  feel  his  pulse. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Venture  \Ven"ture\  (?;  135),  n.  [Aphetic  form  of  OE  aventure. 
  See  {Adventure}.] 
  1.  An  undertaking  of  chance  or  danger;  the  risking  of 
  something  upon  an  event  which  can  not  be  foreseen  with 
  certainty;  a  hazard;  a  risk;  a  speculation. 
  I,  in  this  venture,  double  gains  pursue.  --Dryden. 
  2.  An  event  that  is  not  or  can  not  be  foreseen;  an 
  accident;  chance;  hap;  contingency;  luck.  --Bacon. 
  3.  The  thing  put  to  hazard;  a  stake;  a  risk;  especially, 
  something  sent  to  sea  in  trade 
  My  ventures  are  not  in  one  bottom  trusted.  --Shak. 
  {At  a  venture},  at  hazard;  without  seeing  the  end  or  mark; 
  without  foreseeing  the  issue;  at  random. 
  A  certain  man  drew  a  bow  at  a  venture.  --1  Kings 
  xxii.  34. 
  A  bargain  at  a  venture  made  --Hudibras. 
  Note:  The  phrase  at  a  venture  was  originally  at  aventure, 
  that  is  at  adventure. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Venture  \Ven"ture\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ventured};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Venturing}.] 
  1.  To  hazard  one's  self  to  have  the  courage  or  presumption 
  to  do  undertake,  or  say  something  to  dare.  --Bunyan. 
  2.  To  make  a  venture;  to  run  a  hazard  or  risk;  to  take  the 
  Who  freights  a  ship  to  venture  on  the  seas.  --J. 
  Dryden,  Jr 
  {To  venture  at},  or  {To  venture  on}  or  {upon},  to  dare  to 
  engage  in  to  attempt  without  any  certainty  of  success; 
  as  it  is  rash  to  venture  upon  such  a  project.  ``When  I 
  venture  at  the  comic  style.''  --Waller. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  any  venturesome  undertaking  especially  one  with  an  uncertain 
  2:  an  investment  that  is  very  risky  but  could  yield  great 
  profits;  "he  knew  the  stock  was  a  speculation  when  he 
  bought  it"  [syn:  {speculation}] 
  3:  a  commercial  undertaking  that  risks  a  loss  but  promises  a 
  v  1:  proceed  somewhere  despite  the  risk  of  possible  dangers;  "We 
  ventured  into  the  world  of  high-tech  and  bought  a 
  supercomputer"  [syn:  {embark}] 
  2:  out  forward,  of  a  guess  [syn:  {guess},  {hazard}] 
  3:  express  in  spite  of  possible  refutation 
  4:  brave  the  dangers  of  "brave  the  natural  elements"  [syn:  {brave}] 
  5:  put  at  risk;  "I  will  stake  my  good  reputation  for  this" 
  [syn:  {hazard},  {adventure},  {stake},  {jeopardize}] 

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