adventure: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ad-ven'chur), [key]
— n., v., -tured, -tur•ing.
  1. an exciting or very unusual experience.
  2. participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises: the spirit of adventure.
  3. a bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action of uncertain outcome.
  4. a commercial or financial speculation of any kind; venture.
    1. peril; danger; risk.
    2. chance; fortune; luck.
  1. to risk or hazard.
  2. to take the chance of; dare.
  3. to venture to say or utter: to adventure an opinion.
  1. to take the risk involved.
  2. to venture; hazard.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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