What does Adventure mean?

Definitions for Adventure
ædˈvɛn tʃərAd·ven·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adventure, escapade, risky venture, dangerous undertaking(verb)

    a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)

  2. 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"

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

    put at risk

    "I will stake my good reputation for this"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adventure(noun)

    that which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap; hence, chance of danger or loss

    Etymology: [OE. aventuren, auntren, F. aventurer, fr. aventure. See Adventure, n.]

  2. Adventure(noun)

    risk; danger; peril

    Etymology: [OE. aventuren, auntren, F. aventurer, fr. aventure. See Adventure, n.]

  3. Adventure(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. aventuren, auntren, F. aventurer, fr. aventure. See Adventure, n.]

  4. Adventure(noun)

    a remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; as, the adventures of one's life

    Etymology: [OE. aventuren, auntren, F. aventurer, fr. aventure. See Adventure, n.]

  5. Adventure(noun)

    a mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account

    Etymology: [OE. aventuren, auntren, F. aventurer, fr. aventure. See Adventure, n.]

  6. Adventure(noun)

    to risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture

    Etymology: [OE. aventuren, auntren, F. aventurer, fr. aventure. See Adventure, n.]

  7. Adventure(noun)

    to venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare

    Etymology: [OE. aventuren, auntren, F. aventurer, fr. aventure. See Adventure, n.]

  8. Adventure(verb)

    to try the chance; to take the risk

    Etymology: [OE. aventuren, auntren, F. aventurer, fr. aventure. See Adventure, n.]

Freebase

  1. Adventure

    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

  1. Adventure

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. adventure

    An enterprise in which something is left to hazard.--A bill of adventure is one signed by the merchant, by which he takes the chances of the voyage.

Editors Contribution

  1. adventure

    An experience, journey or travel to experience a specific existence or way of life.

    Life is an adventure. The couple went on an adventure holiday to try mountain climbing, abseiling and snorkeling.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 1, 2015  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Adventure' in Nouns Frequency: #1812

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How to say Adventure in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Adventure in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Adventure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Adventure in a Sentence

  1. Craig Glenday:

    Guinness World Records Day is a global celebration of record-breaking: 600,000 people attempting a record in one day. And the theme this year is 'spirit of adventure'.

  2. Jim Hazelwood:

    You know, youre heading down for a normal creek-stomping adventure, and you pray for safety, you think a kid might slip on a rock or cut his foot on some glass. Youre not thinking about crocodiles.

  3. Nina Dobrev:

    I’ve loved working on this show, it’s been such a crazy, awesome adventure and I’ve been surrounded by so many people who I consider family. I know this is a new exciting step in the right direction for me, but it’s going to be so strange not to be with them.

  4. Brand USA:

    We're continuously working to ensure travelers from all over the world get to know the United States and all we have to offer -- everything from our big cities to small town communities and the beautiful great outdoors, national Parks Adventure are paramount in our efforts to promote this diverse offering as they embody that spirit.

  5. Chris Bryant:

    We decided to reach out to the gold stars in the community to help get them through their grief, we wanted to help them to thrive and survive—to find a way through the power of running to take meaningful steps in honor of their fallen loved ones, but also to recognize their own adventure.

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