any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits
"he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it"
a commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit
proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers
"We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"
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"
venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize(verb)
put at risk
"I will stake my good reputation for this"
A risky or daring undertaking or journey.
To undertake a risky or daring journey.
To risk or offer.
to dare to engage in; to attempt without any certainty of success. Used with at or on
Origin: Shortening of adventure.
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
an event that is not, or can not be, foreseen; an accident; chance; hap; contingency; luck
the thing put to hazard; a stake; a risk; especially, something sent to sea in trade
to hazard one's self; to have the courage or presumption to do, undertake, or say something; to dare
to make a venture; to run a hazard or risk; to take the chances
to expose to hazard; to risk; to hazard; as, to venture one's person in a balloon
to put or send on a venture or chance; as, to venture a horse to the West Indies
to confide in; to rely on; to trust
Origin: [Aphetic form of OE. aventure. See Adventure.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ven′tūr, n. chance, luck, hazard: that which is put to hazard (esp. goods sent by sea at the sender's risk): an undertaking whose issue is uncertain or dangerous.—v.t. to send on a venture: to expose to hazard: to risk.—v.i. to make a venture: to run a risk: to dare.—n. Ven′tūrer.—adjs. Ven′tūrous, Ven′tūresome.—advs. Ven′tūrously, Ven′tūresomely.—ns. Ven′tūrousness, Ven′tūresomeness.—Venture on, upon, to dare to engage in.—At a venture, at hazard, random. [Short for adventure.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Venture' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4540
Rank popularity for the word 'Venture' in Nouns Frequency: #1492
Rank popularity for the word 'Venture' in Verbs Frequency: #1096
The numerical value of Venture in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Venture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The bottom line is that the joint venture between the Russians and Americans is taking us to the cleaners.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
It's a big raise. Insight Venture Partners realize that, insight Venture Partners are investing across the board.
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that assures the successful outcome of any venture.
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Translations for Venture
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- arriscarCatalan, Valencian
- aventura, arriesgarSpanish
- wagen, risicovolle onderneming of reis, riskerenDutch
- aventurar-se, arriscarPortuguese
- авантюра, рисковать, рискованный, начинание, отваживатьсяRussian
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