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NOUN (1)

1. a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful);
[syn: adventure, escapade, risky venture, dangerous undertaking]


VERB (2)

1. take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome;
- Example: "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
[syn: gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance]

2. put at risk;
- Example: "I will stake my good reputation for this"
[syn: venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize]


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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adventure \Ad*ven"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adventured; p. pr. & vb. n. Adventuring.] [OE. aventuren, auntren, F. aventurer, fr. aventure. See Adventure, n.] 1. To risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture. [1913 Webster] He would not adventure himself into the theater. --Acts xix. 31. [1913 Webster] 2. To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare. [1913 Webster] Yet they adventured to go back. --Bunyan, [1913 Webster] Discriminations might be adventured. --J. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adventure \Ad*ven"ture\, v. i. To try the chance; to take the risk. [1913 Webster] I would adventure for such merchandise. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

adventure n 1: a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful) [syn: adventure, escapade, risky venture, dangerous undertaking] v 1: take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling" [syn: gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance] 2: put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this" [syn: venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

137 Moby Thesaurus words for "adventure": Clio, accomplished fact, accomplishment, achievement, act, acta, action, adventures, affair, annals, aristeia, autobiography, bet, biographical sketch, biography, blow, bold stroke, case history, casualty, chance, chance hit, chronicle, chronicles, chronology, circumstance, confessions, contingency, contingent, coup, curriculum vitae, danger, dare, dealings, deed, diary, doing, doings, effort, emprise, endanger, endeavor, enterprise, episode, escapade, event, expedition, experience, experiences, exploit, exploration, fact, fait accompli, feat, fluke, fortuity, fortunes, freak accident, gamble, gest, go, hagiography, hagiology, hand, handiwork, hap, happening, happenstance, hazard, heroic act, historiography, history, imperil, incident, jeopardize, job, journal, legend, life, life and letters, life story, long odds, long shot, lucky shot, maneuver, martyrology, matter of fact, measure, memoir, memoirs, memorabilia, memorial, memorials, mission, move, necrology, obituary, occasion, occurrence, operation, overt act, particular, passage, performance, peril, phenomenon, photobiography, pilgrimage, proceeding, production, profile, punt, quest, reality, record, res gestae, resume, risk, speculation, stake, step, story, stroke, stunt, theory of history, thing, thing done, threaten, tour de force, transaction, turn, turn of events, undertaking, venture, wager, waver, work, works
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

ADVENTURE, bill of. A writing signed by a merchant, to testify that the goods shipped on board a certain vessel are at the venture of another person, he himself being answerable only for the produce. Techn. Dict.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

ADVENTURE, crim. law. See Misadventure.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

ADVENTURE, mer. law. Goods sent abroad under the care of a supercargo, to be disposed of to the best advantage for the benefit of his employers, is called an adventure.