What does Adventure mean?

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ædˈvɛn tʃərAdven·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adventure, escapade, risky venture, dangerous undertakingverb

    a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)

  2. gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chanceverb

    take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

    "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

  3. venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardizeverb

    put at risk

    "I will stake my good reputation for this"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adventurenoun

    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. Adventurenoun

    risk; danger; peril

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

  3. Adventurenoun

    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. Adventurenoun

    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. Adventurenoun

    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. Adventurenoun

    to risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture

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

  7. Adventurenoun

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

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

  8. Adventureverb

    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 form 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  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  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. Ryan Meehan:

    Yeah, I definitely would recommend it if you care about the Earth at all and you have the physical abilities and … you like excitement and adventure, 100%.

  2. Scott Jurek:

    I think the biggest reason for me after all these years of running ultramarathons and testing my body was really to, you know, find a new level of adventure, it's really experiencing things and having to deal with adversity and, you know, events that you never anticipated.

  3. Oprah Winfrey:

    The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Without desires, you are dead, like a ghost that sees only reality. 2. It's amazing how we choose our own reality, what does it mean that we want to live in an illusory lie, or to see only what we want to see in individual reality, denying the divine reality of nature. To live in an artificial reality of our vices and instincts. To squeeze bodily pleasures out of her when, as spiritual pleasures, as opposed to bodily pleasures, are eternal. We deny our lives by plunging into the illusion of emptiness. Lies from our illusory dreams become reality. Lying out of self-deception becomes our sight. 3. Life is a memory, it is memories, life is a recording on an energy tape, because life is in the past. 4. Life is not a body, but a soul, life is energy in emptiness. 5. Life consists of recording thoughts, from confusion and naivety. 6. Life goes through a karmic evolution of awareness, over and over again in retro deja vu recordings. Karmic incubator of evolution in one moment of life that you experience over and over again, you grow up when you want to take the side of goodness and light. 7. Life is karmic nostalgia. A karmic foodie looking for adventure. Life is the philosophical energy of a buffet of feelings and emotions. 8. Melanin and anthropological, genetic adaptation of philosophical culture, created the illusion of hierarchical aesthetics, external and internal obsession with perfectionism, animal ego of the Olympics, where envy and self-doubt creates a dead end in evolution. 9. Cultural vandalism of the hype of the media, media and the Internet in pop culture, science, art, where instead of discoveries, attracting attention and appropriating other people's merits, this is the cancer of evolution. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.:

    Any coward can sit in his home and criticize a pilot for flying into a mountain in a fog. But I would rather, by far, die on a mountainside than in bed. What kind of man would live where there is no daring And is life so dear that we should blame men for dying in adventure Is there a better way to die

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