venture: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ven'chur), [key]
— n., v., adj. -tured, -tur•ing,
- an undertaking involving uncertainty as to the outcome, esp. a risky or dangerous one: a mountain-climbing venture.
- a business enterprise or speculation in which something is risked in the hope of profit; a commercial or other speculation.
- the money, ship, cargo, merchandise, or the like, on which risk is taken in a business enterprise or speculation.
- hazard or risk.
- according to chance; at random: A successor was chosen at a venture.
- to expose to hazard; risk: to venture one's fortune; to venture one's life.
- to take the risk of; brave the dangers of: to venture a voyage into space.
- to undertake to express, as when opposition or resistance appears likely to follow; be bold enough; dare: I venture to say that you are behaving foolishly.
- to take the risk of sending.
- to make or embark upon a venture; dare to go: He ventured deep into the jungle.
- to take a risk; dare; presume: to venture on an ambitious program of reform.
- to invest venture capital.
- of or pertaining to an investment or investments in new businesses: a venture fund.
- venture (Thesaurus)