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1adventure

noun ad·ven·ture \əd-ˈven-chər\

: an exciting or dangerous experience

: danger or excitement

Full Definition of ADVENTURE

1
a :  an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks
b :  the encountering of risks <the spirit of adventure>
2
:  an exciting or remarkable experience <an adventure in exotic dining>
3
:  an enterprise involving financial risk

Examples of ADVENTURE

  1. The field trip was an adventure for the students.
  2. He told us about his camping adventures.
  3. They were looking for adventure.

Origin of ADVENTURE

Middle English aventure, chance, risk, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *adventura, from Latin adventus, past participle of advenire to arrive, from ad- + venire to come — more at come
First Known Use: 14th century

2adventure

verb
ad·ven·turedad·ven·tur·ing\-ˈven-ch(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of ADVENTURE

transitive verb
1
:  to expose to danger or loss :  venture
2
:  to venture upon :  try
intransitive verb
1
:  to proceed despite risk
2
:  to take the risk

Examples of ADVENTURE

  1. <adventured all his savings in a very risky investment scheme>
  2. <if I had to adventure a guess, I'd say she's about 35>

First Known Use of ADVENTURE

14th century
ADVENTURE Defined for Kids

adventure

noun ad·ven·ture \əd-ˈven-chər\

Definition of ADVENTURE for Kids

1
:  an action that involves unknown dangers and risks <Even the good plans of wise wizards … go astray sometimes when you are off on dangerous adventures … — J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit>
2
:  an unusual experience <The trip was quite an adventure.>

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