adventure, escapade, risky venture, dangerous undertaking(verb)
a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance(verb)
take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
"When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize(verb)
put at risk
"I will stake my good reputation for this"
that which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap; hence, chance of danger or loss
risk; danger; peril
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
a remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; as, the adventures of one's life
a mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account
to risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture
to venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare
to try the chance; to take the risk
Origin: [OE. aventuren, auntren, F. aventurer, fr. aventure. See Adventure, n.]
An adventure is an exciting or unusual experience; it may also be a bold, usually risky undertaking, with an uncertain outcome. Adventures may be activities with some potential for physical danger, such as skydiving, mountain climbing or participating in extreme sports. The term also broadly refers to any enterprise that is potentially fraught with physical, financial or psychological risk, such as a business venture, a love affair, or other major life undertakings. Adventurous experiences create psychological and physiological arousal, which can be interpreted as negative or positive, and which can be detrimental as stated by the Yerkes-Dodson law. For some people, adventure becomes a major pursuit in and of itself. According to adventurer André Malraux, in his La Condition Humaine, "If a man is not ready to risk his life, where is his dignity?". Similarly, Helen Keller stated that "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." Outdoor adventurous activities are typically undertaken for the purposes of recreation or excitement: examples are adventure racing and adventure tourism. Adventurous activities can also lead to gains in knowledge, such as those undertaken by explorers and pioneers. Adventure education intentionally uses challenging experiences for learning.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ad-vent′ūr, n. a risk or chance: a remarkable incident: an enterprise: trial of the issue: risk: a commercial speculation: the spirit of enterprise.—v.i. to attempt or dare.—v.t. to risk or hazard: (refl.) to venture.—v.i. to risk one's self (with on, into, upon): to dare, go so far as to.—n. Advent′urer, one who engages in hazardous enterprises: a soldier of fortune, or speculator: one who pushes his fortune by equivocal means, as false pretences, &c.:—fem. Advent′uress.—adjs. Advent′urous, Advent′uresome, enterprising: ready to incur risk.—adv. Advent′urously.—n. Advent′urousness. [O. Fr.—L. adventurus, about to happen, fut. perf. of advenīre. See Advent.]
An experience, journey or trip taken to try something new or learn new things.
Life is an adventure. They went on an adventure holiday to try mountain climbing, abseiling and snorkeling.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'adventure' in Nouns Frequency: #1812
The numerical value of adventure in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of adventure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
I believe that all of us have the capacity for one adventure inside us, but great adventure is facing responsibility day after day.
It was very, very sweet, we already told him over and over that Hobbes was on an adventure, so it was nice to get back and show him that Hobbes really had been on an adventure.
Today we are deciding if we move ahead with power, safety and confidence or if we get into an adventure, i am optimistic because I believe no-one will risk the European course of our country.
There are people that are scared of some foods and there are those that want an adventure, let's say you happen eat a grasshopper or worms or a cricket. You have to be open -- there are 60 million people that like this food. So maybe it is good.
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- مخاطرة, مجازفة, مغامرةArabic
- риск, рискована постъпка, приключение, събитие, авантюраBulgarian
- aventuraCatalan, Valencian
- Abenteuer, WagnisGerman
- sattuma, seikkailu, vaara, seikkailupeliFinnish
- peripezia, speculazione, avventura, rischioItalian
- eventa, fortuna, periculum, discrimen, casus, adventureLatin
- адал явдал, хийморьMongolian
- avontuur, risico, riskeren, wagenDutch
- przygoda, przypadek, wypadek, wydarzeniePolish
- aventura, peripécia, acasoPortuguese
- авантю́ра, рискнуть, рисковать, приключе́ниеRussian
- pustolov, pustolovinaSerbo-Croatian
- macera, seruvenTurkish
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