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adventure

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noun ad·ven·ture \əd-ˈven-chər\

Definition of adventure

  1. 1 a :  an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks b :  the encountering of risks <the spirit of adventure>

  2. 2 :  an exciting or remarkable experience <an adventure in exotic dining>

  3. 3 :  an enterprise involving financial risk

Examples of adventure in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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


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adventure

verb ad·ven·ture

Definition of adventure

adventured

adventuring

play \-ˈven-ch(ə-)riŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to expose to danger or loss :  venture

  3. 2 :  to venture upon :  try

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to proceed despite risk

  6. 2 :  to take the risk

Examples of adventure in a sentence

  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>

14th Century

First Known Use of adventure

14th century



ADVENTURE Defined for English Language Learners

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adventure

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noun ad·ven·ture \əd-ˈven-chər\

Definition of adventure for English Language Learners

  • : an exciting or dangerous experience

  • : danger or excitement


ADVENTURE Defined for Kids

adventure

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noun ad·ven·ture \əd-ˈven-chər\

Definition of adventure for Students

  1. 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. 2 :  an unusual experience <The trip was quite an adventure.>



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