adventurer


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ad·ven·tur·er

 (ăd-vĕn′chər-ər)
n.
1. One that seeks adventure.
2. A soldier of fortune.
3. A heavy speculator in stocks, business, or trade.
4. One that attempts to gain wealth and social position unscrupulously.

adventurer

(ədˈvɛntʃərə)
n
1. a person who seeks adventure, esp one who seeks success or money through daring exploits
2. a person who seeks money or power by unscrupulous means
3. (Commerce) a speculator

ad•ven•tur•er

(ædˈvɛn tʃər ər)

n.
1. a person who seeks out adventures.
2. a soldier of fortune.
3. a person who undertakes great commercial risk; speculator.
4. a person who seeks power, wealth, or social rank by unscrupulous means.
[1475–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adventurer - a person who enjoys taking risksadventurer - a person who enjoys taking risks  
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
argonaut - someone engaged in a dangerous but potentially rewarding adventure
adventuress - a woman adventurer
cowboy - someone who is reckless or irresponsible (especially in driving vehicles)
daredevil, harum-scarum, madcap, swashbuckler, hothead, lunatic - a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
risk taker, gambler - someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
hotspur - a rash or impetuous person
mercenary, soldier of fortune - a person hired to fight for another country than their own
mountain climber, mountaineer - someone who climbs mountains
plunger, speculator - someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
2.adventurer - someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)adventurer - someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
conquistador - an adventurer (especially one who led the Spanish conquest of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century)
diver, frogman, underwater diver - someone who works underwater
navigator - in earlier times, a person who explored by ship
potholer, spelaeologist, speleologist, spelunker - a person who explores caves

adventurer

noun
1. mercenary, rogue, gambler, speculator, opportunist, charlatan, fortune-hunter ambitious political adventurers
2. venturer, hero, traveller, heroine, wanderer, voyager, daredevil, soldier of fortune, swashbuckler, knight-errant A round-the-world adventurer was killed when her plane crashed.

adventurer

noun
1. One who engages in exciting, risky pursuits:
2. A freelance fighter:
3. One who speculates for quick profits:
Translations
مُغَامِر، مُجَازِف
dobrodruh
eventyrerlykkeriddersvindler
kalandor
ævintÿramaîur
dobrodruh
macerasever

adventurer

[ədˈventʃərəʳ] N
1. (= explorer) → aventurero/a m/f
2. (pej) (= opportunist) → desaprensivo/a m/f

adventurer

[ədˈvɛntʃərər] n
(= explorer) → aventurier/ière m/f
(dishonest person)aventurier/ière m/f

adventurer

nAbenteurer(in) m(f); (pej also)Windhund m

adventurer

[ədˈvɛntʃrəʳ] navventuriero

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
References in classic literature ?
The fifth adventurer likewise lacked a name, which was the greater pity, as he appeared to be a poet.
The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate.
Thus setting out, our new-fledged adventurer paced along, talking to himself and saying, "Who knows but that in time to come, when the veracious history of my famous deeds is made known, the sage who writes it, when he has to set forth my first sally in the early morning, will do it after this fashion?
In his forays into the North Atlantic the East Wind behaves like a subtle and cruel adventurer without a notion of honour or fair play.
He is an adventurer, a blood-thirsty, murderous adventurer, for me, and nothing else.
He must have been a real adventurer at heart, for how many of the greatest enterprises in the conquest of the earth had for their beginning just such a bargaining away of the paternal cow for the mirage or true gold far away
More than one bold adventurer presented himself, offering to share the dangers as well as the glory of the undertaking; but he refused them all, without giving his reasons for rejecting them.
IT is no part of mine to narrate the adventures of John Nicholson, which were many, but simply his more momentous misadventures, which were more than he desired, and, by human standards, more than he deserved; how he reached California, how he was rooked, and robbed, and beaten, and starved; how he was at last taken up by charitable folk, restored to some degree of self-complacency, and installed as a clerk in a bank in San Francisco, it would take too long to tell; nor in these episodes were there any marks of the peculiar Nicholsonic destiny, for they were just such matters as befell some thousands of other young adventurers in the same days and places.
To you, the daring venturers and adventurers, and whoever hath embarked with cunning sails upon frightful seas,--
We therefore, who are the registers of that lottery, shall imitate those sagacious persons who deal in that which is drawn at Guildhall, and who never trouble the public with the many blanks they dispose of; but when a great prize happens to be drawn, the newspapers are presently filled with it, and the world is sure to be informed at whose office it was sold: indeed, commonly two or three different offices lay claim to the honour of having disposed of it; by which, I suppose, the adventurers are given to understand that certain brokers are in the secrets of Fortune, and indeed of her cabinet council.
He had resided for many years in Missouri, on the frontier; had been among the earliest adventurers to Santa Fe, where he went to trap beaver, and was taken by the Spaniards.
Mombi had no sooner arrived at the royal palace than she discovered, by means of her secret magic, that the adventurers were starting upon their Journey to the Emerald City; so she retired to a small room high up in a tower and locked herself in while she practised such arts as she could command to prevent the return of the Scarecrow and his companions.

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