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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adventure \Ad*ven"ture\ (?; 135), n. [OE. aventure, aunter, anter, F. aventure, fr. LL. adventura, fr. L. advenire, adventum, to arrive, which in the Romance languages took the sense of "to happen, befall." See Advene.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap; hence, chance of danger or loss. [1913 Webster] Nay, a far less good to man it will be found, if she must, at all adventures, be fastened upon him individually. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Risk; danger; peril. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He was in great adventure of his life. --Berners. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. [1913 Webster] He loved excitement and adventure. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 4. A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; as, the adventures of one's life. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 5. A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account. [1913 Webster] A bill of adventure (Com.), a writing setting forth that the goods shipped are at the owner's risk. [1913 Webster] Syn: Undertaking; enterprise; venture; event. [1913 Webster]