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. venturenoun

    any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome

  2. speculation, venturenoun

    an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits

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

  3. ventureverb

    a commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit

  4. venture, embarkverb

    proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers

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

  5. guess, venture, pretend, hazardverb

    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, jeopardizeverb

    put at risk

    "I will stake my good reputation for this"

Wiktionary

  1. venturenoun

    A risky or daring undertaking or journey.

    Etymology: Shortening of adventure.

  2. ventureverb

    To undertake a risky or daring journey.

    Etymology: Shortening of adventure.

  3. ventureverb

    To risk or offer.

    Etymology: Shortening of adventure.

  4. ventureverb

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

    Etymology: Shortening of adventure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Venturenoun

    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. Venturenoun

    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. Venturenoun

    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. Ventureverb

    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. Ventureverb

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

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

  6. Ventureverb

    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. Ventureverb

    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. Ventureverb

    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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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. Katie Porter:

    I'll take that bet any time, i do my own taxes. I'm California Democratic Rep. Katie Porter. I serve with a number of really bright people, folks who have owned small businesses, folks who have been venture capitalists.

  2. Unknown:

    Any new venture goes through the following stages: enthusiasm, complication, disillusionment, search for the guilty, punishment of the innocent, and decoration of those who did nothing.

  3. Chris Bulger:

    It's still a good game, just in the last two rounds you're not getting venture capital-like returns for the risk you are taking.

  4. Chief Executive Craig Kreeger:

    We believe this company has so much upside in front of us with the Delta joint venture and the new fleet.

  5. Edsger W. Dijkstra:

    The argument against recursive procedures was always an efficiency argument: non-re-entrant code could be executed so much more efficiently. But with the advent of multiprogramming another need for felxible storage allocation has emerged. And if there are still machines in which the use of recursive routines is punished by too heavy a penalty, then I would venture the opinion that the structure of such a machine should now be called somewhat old-fashioned.

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