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 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  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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. Rachel Philips:

    By temporarily installing an educational adventure golf course we aim to continue that mission, giving people the opportunity to learn while they take part in a fun activity, in what for many might be a previously un-visited building.

  2. Cesare Lucente:

    Hawaii is an adventurers' paradise due to our ideal year-round weather and the huge menu of adventure options, our air and water temperature is very consistent year round, so there is never a bad time to come. You can go out for a surf session in the morning, a hike in the afternoon followed by a sunset kayak all within a few square miles.

  3. Alvaro de Solva:

    It used to take courage--indeed, it was the act of courage par excellence--to leave the comforts of home and family and go out into the world seeking adventure. Today there are fewer places to discover, and the real adventure is to stay at home.

  4. Matt Bryden:

    ) pitch will actually appeal to an East African audience, it seems there are two audiences: There's the game-meat eating audience, possibly aiming for here in East Africa, and then there's the adventure tourism audience of elsewhere, likely the West.

  5. Driver Janis Rogers:

    This was not lucrative, i did it because it was an adventure.

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