What does peradventure mean?

Definitions for peradventureˌpɜr ədˈvɛn tʃər, ˌpɛr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word peradventure.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. peradventure(adverb)

    doubt or uncertainty as to whether something is the case

    "this proves beyond peradventure that he is innocent"

  2. possibly, perchance, perhaps, maybe, mayhap, peradventure(adverb)

    by chance

    "perhaps she will call tomorrow"; "we may possibly run into them at the concert"; "it may peradventure be thought that there never was such a time"


  1. peradventure(Noun)

    chance, doubt or uncertainty

    Proved beyond peradventure. uE000198033uE001 South.

  2. peradventure(Adverb)

    perchance or maybe; perhaps

  3. Origin: peraventure, from par aventure. Spelling modified as though from Latin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peradventure

    by chance; perhaps; it may be; if; supposing

  2. Peradventure(noun)

    chance; hap; hence, doubt; question; as, proved beyond peradventure

  3. Origin: [OE. per aventure, F. par aventure. See Per, and Adventure.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peradventure

    per-ad-vent′ūr, adv. by adventure: by chance: perhaps.—n. uncertainty: question.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of peradventure in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peradventure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Browning:

    To each mortal peradventure earth becomes a new machine.

Images & Illustrations of peradventure

  1. peradventureperadventureperadventure

Translations for peradventure

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for peradventure »


Find a translation for the peradventure definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these peradventure definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"peradventure." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 25 Apr. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/peradventure>.

Are we missing a good definition for peradventure? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for peradventure:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.