adventure


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adventure \Ad*ven"ture\ (?; 135), n. [OE. aventure, aunter,
   anter, F. aventure, fr. LL. adventura, fr. L. advenire,
   adventum, to arrive, which in the Romance languages took the
   sense of "to happen, befall." See Advene.]
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   1. That which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap;
      hence, chance of danger or loss.
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            Nay, a far less good to man it will be found, if she
            must, at all adventures, be fastened upon him
            individually.                         --Milton.
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   2. Risk; danger; peril. [Obs.]
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            He was in great adventure of his life. --Berners.
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   3. The encountering of risks; hazardous and striking
      enterprise; a bold undertaking, in which hazards are to be
      encountered, and the issue is staked upon unforeseen
      events; a daring feat.
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            He loved excitement and adventure.    --Macaulay.
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   4. A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring
      incident; as, the adventures of one's life. --Bacon.
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   5. A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a
      venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account.
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   A bill of adventure (Com.), a writing setting forth that
      the goods shipped are at the owner's risk.
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   Syn: Undertaking; enterprise; venture; event.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adventure \Ad*ven"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adventured; p.
   pr. & vb. n. Adventuring.] [OE. aventuren, auntren, F.
   aventurer, fr. aventure. See Adventure, n.]
   1. To risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture.
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            He would not adventure himself into the theater.
                                                  --Acts xix.
                                                  31.
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   2. To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare.
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            Yet they adventured to go back.       --Bunyan,
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            Discriminations might be adventured.  --J. Taylor.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adventure \Ad*ven"ture\, v. i.
   To try the chance; to take the risk.
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         I would adventure for such merchandise.  --Shak.
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