Definitions for Ventureˈvɛn tʃər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ven•tureˈvɛn tʃər(n.; v.)-tured, -tur•ing.

  1. (n.)an undertaking involving risk or uncertainty.

  2. a business enterprise in which something is risked in the hope of profit.

    Category: Business

  3. the money or property risked in such an enterprise.

  4. (v.t.)to expose to hazard; risk.

  5. to take the risk of; brave:

    to venture a voyage.

  6. to undertake to express, in spite of possible contradiction or opposition:

    to venture a guess.

  7. (v.i.)to undertake or embark upon a venture:

    We ventured deep into the jungle; to venture upon an ambitious program of reform.

  8. to invest venture capital.

    Category: Business

Idioms for venture:

  1. at a venture,according to chance; at random.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of venture:

1400–50; late ME, aph. var. of aventureadventure


Princeton's WordNet

  1. venture(noun)

    any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome

  2. speculation, venture(noun)

    an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits

    "he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it"

  3. venture(verb)

    a commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit

  4. venture, embark(verb)

    proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers

    "We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"

  5. guess, venture, pretend, hazard(verb)

    put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation

    "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"

  6. venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize(verb)

    put at risk

    "I will stake my good reputation for this"


  1. venture(Noun)

    A risky or daring undertaking or journey.

  2. venture(Verb)

    To undertake a risky or daring journey.

  3. venture(Verb)

    To risk or offer.

  4. venture(Verb)

    to dare to engage in; to attempt without any certainty of success. Used with at or on

  5. Origin: Shortening of adventure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Venture(noun)

    an undertaking of chance or danger; the risking of something upon an event which can not be foreseen with certainty; a hazard; a risk; a speculation

  2. Venture(noun)

    an event that is not, or can not be, foreseen; an accident; chance; hap; contingency; luck

  3. Venture(noun)

    the thing put to hazard; a stake; a risk; especially, something sent to sea in trade

  4. Venture(verb)

    to hazard one's self; to have the courage or presumption to do, undertake, or say something; to dare

  5. Venture(verb)

    to make a venture; to run a hazard or risk; to take the chances

  6. Venture(verb)

    to expose to hazard; to risk; to hazard; as, to venture one's person in a balloon

  7. Venture(verb)

    to put or send on a venture or chance; as, to venture a horse to the West Indies

  8. Venture(verb)

    to confide in; to rely on; to trust


  1. Venture

    Venture is a 1981 arcade game by Exidy. It was ported to a number of home consoles, including the Atari 2600, ColecoVision and Intellivision systems.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Venture' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4540

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Venture' in Nouns Frequency: #1492

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Venture' in Verbs Frequency: #1096

Translations for Venture

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to dare to go

Every day the child ventured further into the forest.

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