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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 ?
Then the astonished eyes of the adventurers saw the great stone door revolve on its axis and swing to one side, leaving a passage open through which they could pass.
His attention was, however, bestowed in vain; for with the disappearance of Uncas, every sign of the adventurers had been lost, leaving him in total uncertainty of their fate.
I remained with my family on Clench until the sixth of June,1774, when I and one Michael Stoner were solicited by Governor Dunmore, of Virginia, to go to the Falls of the Ohio, to conduct into the settlement a number of surveyors that had been sent thither by him some months before; this country having about this time drawn the attention of many adventurers.
But the news of its sudden fortune, magnified by report, began presently to flood the settlement with another class of adventurers.
Tom got his lantern, lit it in the hogshead, wrapped it closely in the towel, and the two adventurers crept in the gloom toward the tavern.
Some, indeed, have crossed them by means of a cord fastened on both sides of the water, others tie two beams together, and placing themselves upon them, guide them as well as they can, but this experiment is so dangerous that it hath cost many of these bold adventurers their lives.
These young adventurers, most of whom are still alive, became the makers of industrial history.
They had been the settlers of thirteen separate and distinct English colonies, along the margin of the shore of the North American Continent; contiguously situated, but chartered by adventurers of characters variously diversified, including sectarians, religious and political, of all the classes which for the two preceding centuries had agitated and divided the people of the British islands--and with them were intermingled the descendants of Hollanders, Swedes, Germans, and French fugitives from the persecution of the revoker of the Edict of Nantes.
A reward of such enormous proportions was offered that many adventurers were attracted to the hunt.
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.
He is haunted by the vast shadow of a past without historians -- a past that is legendary, unmapped and unbounded, and yields, therefore, Golcondas and golden lands innumerable to its bold adventurers.
At two o'clock in the morning, our four adventurers left Paris by the Barriere St.