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 ?
In her girlhood and young womanhood Elizabeth had tried to be a real adventurer in life.
With the high plain that there interposed itself to the further passage of the water, commenced a portage of as many miles, which conducted the adventurer to the banks of the Hudson, at a point where, with the usual obstructions of the rapids, or rifts, as they were then termed in the language of the country, the river became navigable to the tide.
About this time my brother, Squire Boon, with another adventurer, who came to explore the country shortly after us, was wandering through the forest, determined to find me, if possible, and accidentally found our camp.
I felt, in a fierce rigor of confidence, that if I stood my ground a minute I should cease--for the time, at least-- to have him to reckon with; and during the minute, accordingly, the thing was as human and hideous as a real interview: hideous just because it WAS human, as human as to have met alone, in the small hours, in a sleeping house, some enemy, some adventurer, some criminal.
These people had seen me do the very showiest bit of magic in history, and the only one within their memory that had a positive value, and yet here they were, ready to take up with an adventurer who could offer no evidence of his powers but his mere unproven word.
I saw that I was too calm; so I walked the room a while and worked myself into a high excitement; but the book's next remark --that the adventurer must get up at two in the morning--came as near as anything to flatting it all out again.
I made you believe I was afraid to fight that Italian adventurer.
He soon made ducks and drakes of what I gave him, sank lower and lower, married another woman, I believe, became an adventurer, a gambler, and a cheat.
So these the late Heav'n-banisht Host, left desert utmost Hell Many a dark League, reduc't in careful Watch Round thir Metropolis, and now expecting Each hour their great adventurer from the search Of Forrein Worlds: he through the midst unmarkt, In shew plebeian Angel militant Of lowest order, past; and from the dore Of that PLUTONIAN Hall, invisible Ascended his high Throne, which under state Of richest texture spred, at th' upper end Was plac't in regal lustre.
But much more frequently the same capacity which carries a man to popularity in one department will obtain for him success in another, and that must be more particularly the case in literary composition, than either in acting or painting, because the adventurer in that department is not impeded in his exertions by any peculiarity of features, or conformation of person, proper for particular parts, or, by any peculiar mechanical habits of using the pencil, limited to a particular class of subjects.
I left my poor wife big with child, and accepted an advantageous offer made me to be captain of the Adventurer, a stout merchantman of 350 tons: for I understood navigation well, and being grown weary of a surgeon's employment at sea, which, however, I could exercise upon occasion, I took a skilful young man of that calling, one Robert Purefoy, into my ship.
They said Kelso got some rascally adventurer, some Belgian brute, to insult his son-in-law in public--paid him, sir, to do it, paid him-- and that the fellow spitted his man as if he had been a pigeon.

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