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

  2. Adventure(noun)

    risk; danger; peril

  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

  4. Adventure(noun)

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

  5. Adventure(noun)

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

  6. Adventure(noun)

    to risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture

  7. Adventure(noun)

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

  8. Adventure(verb)

    to try the chance; to take the risk

  9. Origin: [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 another existence or way of life.

    Life is an adventure. They 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. Jeff Goldblum:

    National Geographic has a knack for developing smart, immersive narratives that expand our understanding of the world around us in creative and entertaining ways. Curiosity is a fundamental human trait ; ‘ The Curiosity of Jeff Goldblum ’ puts me in the driver’s seat, guiding viewers on a mind-blowing adventure where we break down the unexpectedly complex science behind seemingly basic things. last year, I did guest host those three episodes of ‘ Explore, ’ and of course we all know National Geographic is widely known for their unique ability to expand our knowledge … with immersive and entertaining narratives. But what I did n’t know until my experience last year was what a great partnership and working bunch it is.

  2. William Least Heat Moon:

    There are two kinds of adventurers those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won't.

  3. Thornton Wilder:

    It's when you're safe at home that you wish you were having an adventure. When you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home.

  4. Alex Gares:

    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.

  5. Helen Keller:

    Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.

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