Definition of adventurer
2 somewhat old-fashioned : one who seeks unmerited wealth or position especially by playing on the credulity or prejudice of others
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The film starsTom Cruise as adventurer Nick Morton, who inadvertently unearths a powerful Egyptian princess, played by Sofia Boutella, and chaos ensues.
The famed British adventurer-writer who figured so prominently in her country's interactions in the Middle East first suffered the indignity of Werner Herzog's flop feature Queen of the Desert in which she was portrayed by Nicole Kidman.
The tales of adventurers in trouble kept grabbing my attention the way calls for help come on her cellphone — relentlessly, without warning, sometimes in the middle of the night.
There, in 1775, the English fur trader and adventurer Captain George Cartwright found thousands of fresh fish carcasses and polar bear tracks, good evidence of the behavior in the territory’s extreme southern parts.
Serious cooks who revere produce; adventurers; foragers; design nerds — purely as an object, the book is stunning; and, well, definitely Mads Refslund, with whom Fox shares more than the usual chef’s disdain for waste.
Cherry, inspired by the exploits of Henry Morton Stanley and other 19th-century adventurers, planned to strike out on his own as a hunter-explorer.
But there are still opportunities for adventurers willing to camp out or stay in a nearby city outside the hot zones.
Tagyerd coos to his female fellow adventurer during a Monday night session.
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Definition of adventurer for Students
: a person who seeks dangerous or exciting experiences
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