What does venture mean?

Definitions for venture
ˈvɛn tʃərven·ture

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. venture(noun)

    any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome

  2. speculation, venture(noun)

    an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits

    "he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it"

  3. venture(verb)

    a commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit

  4. venture, embark(verb)

    proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers

    "We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"

  5. guess, venture, pretend, hazard(verb)

    put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation

    "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"

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

    put at risk

    "I will stake my good reputation for this"

Wiktionary

  1. venture(Noun)

    A risky or daring undertaking or journey.

    Etymology: Shortening of adventure.

  2. venture(Verb)

    To undertake a risky or daring journey.

    Etymology: Shortening of adventure.

  3. venture(Verb)

    To risk or offer.

    Etymology: Shortening of adventure.

  4. venture(Verb)

    to dare to engage in; to attempt without any certainty of success. Used with at or on

    Etymology: Shortening of adventure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Venture(noun)

    an undertaking of chance or danger; the risking of something upon an event which can not be foreseen with certainty; a hazard; a risk; a speculation

    Etymology: [Aphetic form of OE. aventure. See Adventure.]

  2. Venture(noun)

    an event that is not, or can not be, foreseen; an accident; chance; hap; contingency; luck

    Etymology: [Aphetic form of OE. aventure. See Adventure.]

  3. Venture(noun)

    the thing put to hazard; a stake; a risk; especially, something sent to sea in trade

    Etymology: [Aphetic form of OE. aventure. See Adventure.]

  4. Venture(verb)

    to hazard one's self; to have the courage or presumption to do, undertake, or say something; to dare

    Etymology: [Aphetic form of OE. aventure. See Adventure.]

  5. Venture(verb)

    to make a venture; to run a hazard or risk; to take the chances

    Etymology: [Aphetic form of OE. aventure. See Adventure.]

  6. Venture(verb)

    to expose to hazard; to risk; to hazard; as, to venture one's person in a balloon

    Etymology: [Aphetic form of OE. aventure. See Adventure.]

  7. Venture(verb)

    to put or send on a venture or chance; as, to venture a horse to the West Indies

    Etymology: [Aphetic form of OE. aventure. See Adventure.]

  8. Venture(verb)

    to confide in; to rely on; to trust

    Etymology: [Aphetic form of OE. aventure. See Adventure.]

Freebase

  1. Venture

    Venture is a 1981 arcade game by Exidy. It was ported to a number of home consoles, including the Atari 2600, ColecoVision and Intellivision systems.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Venture

    ven′tūr, n. chance, luck, hazard: that which is put to hazard (esp. goods sent by sea at the sender's risk): an undertaking whose issue is uncertain or dangerous.—v.t. to send on a venture: to expose to hazard: to risk.—v.i. to make a venture: to run a risk: to dare.—n. Ven′tūrer.—adjs. Ven′tūrous, Ven′tūresome.—advs. Ven′tūrously, Ven′tūresomely.—ns. Ven′tūrousness, Ven′tūresomeness.—Venture on, upon, to dare to engage in.—At a venture, at hazard, random. [Short for adventure.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'venture' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4540

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'venture' in Nouns Frequency: #1492

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'venture' in Verbs Frequency: #1096

How to pronounce venture?

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How to say venture in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of venture in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of venture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of venture in a Sentence

  1. Aesop:

    Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.

  2. Phillip Kingston:

    Chinese entrepreneurs have greater access to venture capital than anyone in the world, and the risk-appetite in China now rivals the United States.

  3. Gregory Gretsch:

    It's a venture capitalist's job to connect the dots and it's an entrepreneur's job to bring them very close together

  4. Keshav Shah:

    Schools, business and private offices will not open today. The mood is tense and no one should venture out.

  5. Gold Reserve president:

    We're working on a joint venture with the government, they're using the property as collateral to obtain financing for not only the project but their other financial needs. ... We're in agreement to settle.

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