nothing ventured, nothing gained

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of nothing ventured, nothing gained

used to say that it is worth trying to do something because one might succeed even though success is not certain

Word by Word Definitions

nothing play
  1. : not any thing : no thing

  2. : no part

  3. : one of no interest, value, or consequence

  1. : not at all : in no degree

  1. : something that does not exist

  2. : the absence of all magnitude or quantity

  3. : nothingness, nonexistence

  1. : of no account : worthless

venture play ventured
  1. : to proceed especially in the face of danger

  2. : to expose to hazard : risk, gamble

  3. : to undertake the risks and dangers of : brave

  1. : an undertaking involving chance, risk, or danger

  2. : a venturesome act

  3. : something (such as money or property) at stake in a speculative venture

gain play gained
  1. : resources or advantage acquired or increased : profit

  2. : the act or process of acquiring something

  3. : an increase in amount, magnitude, or degree

  1. : to acquire or get possession of usually by industry, merit, or craft

  2. : to win in competition or conflict

  3. : to arrive at : reach, attain


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