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ad·ven·ture

 (ăd-vĕn′chər)
n.
1.
a. An undertaking or enterprise of a hazardous nature.
b. An undertaking of a questionable nature, especially one involving intervention in another state's affairs.
2. An unusual or exciting experience: an adventure in dining.
3. Participation in hazardous or exciting experiences: the love of adventure.
4. A financial speculation or business venture.
v. ad·ven·tured, ad·ven·tur·ing, ad·ven·tures
v.tr.
1. To venture upon; undertake or try: adventure a joke.
2. To expose to danger or risk: "I had adventured other people's safety in a course of self-indulgence" (Robert Louis Stevenson).
v.intr.
1. To proceed despite risks: adventure into the wilderness.
2. To take a risk; dare: "the first glass of wine I have adventured to drink" (Lawrence Sterne).

[Middle English aventure, from Old French, from Latin adventūrus, future participle of advenīre, to arrive; see advent.]

adventure

(ədˈvɛntʃə)
n
1. a risky undertaking of unknown outcome
2. an exciting or unexpected event or course of events
3. a hazardous financial operation; commercial speculation
4. obsolete
a. danger or misadventure
b. chance
vb
5. to take a risk or put at risk
6. (foll by: into, on, upon) to dare to go or enter (into a place, dangerous activity, etc)
7. to dare to say (something): he adventured his opinion.
[C13: aventure (later altered to adventure after the Latin spelling), via Old French ultimately from Latin advenīre to happen to (someone), arrive]
adˈventureful adj

ad•ven•ture

(ædˈvɛn tʃər)

n., v. -tured, -tur•ing. n.
1. an exciting or very unusual experience.
2. participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises: the spirit of adventure.
3. a bold, uncertain, and usu. risky undertaking.
4. a commercial or financial speculation; venture.
v.t.
5. to risk or hazard.
6. to take the chance of; dare.
v.i.
7. to take the risk involved.
8. to speculate; venture.
[1200–50; < Anglo-French, Old French < Vulgar Latin *adventūra what must happen, feminine (orig. neuter pl.) of Latin adventūrus future participle of advenīre to arrive. See advent, -ure]

adventure


Past participle: adventured
Gerund: adventuring

Imperative
adventure
adventure
Present
I adventure
you adventure
he/she/it adventures
we adventure
you adventure
they adventure
Preterite
I adventured
you adventured
he/she/it adventured
we adventured
you adventured
they adventured
Present Continuous
I am adventuring
you are adventuring
he/she/it is adventuring
we are adventuring
you are adventuring
they are adventuring
Present Perfect
I have adventured
you have adventured
he/she/it has adventured
we have adventured
you have adventured
they have adventured
Past Continuous
I was adventuring
you were adventuring
he/she/it was adventuring
we were adventuring
you were adventuring
they were adventuring
Past Perfect
I had adventured
you had adventured
he/she/it had adventured
we had adventured
you had adventured
they had adventured
Future
I will adventure
you will adventure
he/she/it will adventure
we will adventure
you will adventure
they will adventure
Future Perfect
I will have adventured
you will have adventured
he/she/it will have adventured
we will have adventured
you will have adventured
they will have adventured
Future Continuous
I will be adventuring
you will be adventuring
he/she/it will be adventuring
we will be adventuring
you will be adventuring
they will be adventuring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been adventuring
you have been adventuring
he/she/it has been adventuring
we have been adventuring
you have been adventuring
they have been adventuring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been adventuring
you will have been adventuring
he/she/it will have been adventuring
we will have been adventuring
you will have been adventuring
they will have been adventuring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been adventuring
you had been adventuring
he/she/it had been adventuring
we had been adventuring
you had been adventuring
they had been adventuring
Conditional
I would adventure
you would adventure
he/she/it would adventure
we would adventure
you would adventure
they would adventure
Past Conditional
I would have adventured
you would have adventured
he/she/it would have adventured
we would have adventured
you would have adventured
they would have adventured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adventure - a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)adventure - a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
project, task, undertaking, labor - any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"
Verb1.adventure - take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcomeadventure - take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
attempt, essay, try, assay, seek - make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"
go for broke - risk everything in one big effort; "the cyclist went for broke at the end of the race"
luck it, luck through - act by relying on one's luck
2.adventure - put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"
lay on the line, put on the line, risk - expose to a chance of loss or damage; "We risked losing a lot of money in this venture"; "Why risk your life?"; "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong"

adventure

noun
1. venture, experience, chance, risk, incident, enterprise, speculation, undertaking, exploit, fling, hazard, occurrence, contingency, caper, escapade I set off for a new adventure in the US on the first day of the year.
verb
1. venture, risk, brave, dare The group has adventured as far as the Alps.
Quotations
"An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered" [G.K. Chesterton All Things Considered]

adventure

noun
An exciting, often hazardous undertaking:
verb
1. To run the risk of:
2. To expose to possible loss or damage:
Translations
مُغَامَرَةمُغَامَرَة، مُجَازَفَه
авантюра
dobrodružství
eventyroplevelsevovestykke
seiklus
seikkailuriskisattuma
pustolovina
ævintÿri, hættuför
冒険
모험
ieškantis nuotykiųlinkęs rizikuotinuotykisnuotykių ieškotojasrizikingai
piedzīvojums
dobrodružstvo
dogodivščina
äventyr
การผจญภัย
cuộc phiêu lưu

adventure

[ədˈventʃəʳ]
A. Naventura f
the spirit of adventureel espíritu de aventura, el espíritu aventurero
B. CPD adventure playground N (Brit) → parque m infantil
adventure story Nnovela f de aventuras

adventure

[ədˈvɛntʃər] n
(= exciting event) → aventure f
(= excitement) → aventure f
He has no sense of adventure → Il n'a aucun sens de l'aventure.adventure holiday n (British)circuit m aventureadventure park nparc m de loisirs, parc m à thèmeadventure playground n (British)aire f de jeux

adventure

n
Abenteuer nt, → Erlebnis nt; an adventure into the unknownein Vorstoß mins Unbekannte
no pl love/spirit of adventureAbenteuerlust f; to look for adventure(das) Abenteuer suchen; a life of adventureein abenteuerliches Leben attrAbenteuer-; adventure holiday (Brit) → Abenteuerurlaub m

adventure

[ədˈvɛntʃəʳ]
1. navventura
2. adj (story, film) → di avventure

adventure

(ədˈventʃə) noun
a bold or exciting undertaking or experience. He wrote a book about his adventures in the Antarctic.
adˈventurer noun
a person who seeks adventure or fortune.
adˈventurous adjective
liking or eager for adventure(s).
adˈventurously adverb

adventure

مُغَامَرَة dobrodružství eventyr Abenteuer περιπέτεια aventura seikkailu aventure pustolovina avventura 冒険 모험 avontuur opplevelse przygoda aventura приключение äventyr การผจญภัย macera cuộc phiêu lưu 历险
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