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

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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. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Challenging situations can be uncomfortable, particularly if they involve stepping out of your comfort zone to learn a new skill or kick-start a new venture. But those are the times that will carry you through future difficulties.

  2. Lydia Waithera:

    I discovered that it was a lucrative venture and I’ve never looked back.

  3. William James:

    Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that assures the successful outcome of any venture.

  4. Doug Ellenoff:

    It’s not intended to replace venture capital. If you can get venture capital, God bless you. That’s wonderful, that means you are in a rarified group of profiled companies that are exciting to the VCs, but for many other thousands of entrepreneurs that have started up, they are only looking to find a few hundred thousand dollars, Title III (the provision of the law referring to equity crowdfunding) is a wonderful opportunity.

  5. Peter Alexander:

    This structure enabled Invesco to operate inside a board which was evenly held by the Chinese and Invesco, the elevation of the CEO – appointed by Invesco – to the board tipped the scales and with it all but allowed Invesco to run the (joint venture) essentially as a subsidiary.

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