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ven·ture

 (vĕn′chər)
n.
1. An undertaking that is dangerous, daring, or of uncertain outcome.
2. A business enterprise involving some risk in expectation of gain.
3. Something, such as money or cargo, at hazard in a risky enterprise.
v. ven·tured, ven·tur·ing, ven·tures
v.tr.
1. To expose to danger or risk: ventured her entire fortune on a single stock.
2. To brave the dangers of: ventured the high seas in a small boat.
3. To express at the risk of denial, criticism, or censure: "I would venture to guess that Anon., who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman" (Virginia Woolf).
v.intr.
1. To take a risk; dare.
2. To proceed despite possible danger or risk: ventured into the wilderness.
Idiom:
at a venture
By mere chance or fortune; at random.

[Middle English, chance, short for aventure, adventure; see adventure.]

ven′tur·er n.

venture

(ˈvɛntʃə)
vb
1. (tr) to expose to danger; hazard: he ventured his life.
2. (tr) to brave the dangers of (something): I'll venture the seas.
3. (tr) to dare (to do something): does he venture to object?.
4. (tr; may take a clause as object) to express in spite of possible refutation or criticism: I venture that he is not that honest.
5. (intr; often foll by out, forth, etc) to embark on a possibly hazardous journey, undertaking, etc: to venture forth upon the high seas.
n
6. an undertaking that is risky or of uncertain outcome
7. (Commerce)
a. a commercial undertaking characterized by risk of loss as well as opportunity for profit
b. the merchandise, money, or other property placed at risk in such an undertaking
8. something hazarded or risked in an adventure; stake
9. archaic chance or fortune
10. at a venture at random; by chance
[C15: variant of aventure adventure]
ˈventurer n

ven•ture

(ˈvɛn tʃər)

n., v. -tured, -tur•ing. n.
1. an undertaking involving risk or uncertainty.
2. a business enterprise in which something is risked in the hope of profit.
3. the money or property risked in such an enterprise.
v.t.
4. to expose to hazard; risk.
5. to take the risk of; brave: to venture a voyage.
6. to undertake to express, in spite of possible contradiction or opposition: to venture a guess.
v.i.
7. to undertake or embark upon a venture: We ventured deep into the jungle; to venture upon an ambitious program of reform.
8. to invest venture capital.
Idioms:
at a venture, according to chance; at random.
[1400–50; late Middle English, aph. variant of aventure adventure]
ven′tur•er, n.

venture


Past participle: ventured
Gerund: venturing

Imperative
venture
venture
Present
I venture
you venture
he/she/it ventures
we venture
you venture
they venture
Preterite
I ventured
you ventured
he/she/it ventured
we ventured
you ventured
they ventured
Present Continuous
I am venturing
you are venturing
he/she/it is venturing
we are venturing
you are venturing
they are venturing
Present Perfect
I have ventured
you have ventured
he/she/it has ventured
we have ventured
you have ventured
they have ventured
Past Continuous
I was venturing
you were venturing
he/she/it was venturing
we were venturing
you were venturing
they were venturing
Past Perfect
I had ventured
you had ventured
he/she/it had ventured
we had ventured
you had ventured
they had ventured
Future
I will venture
you will venture
he/she/it will venture
we will venture
you will venture
they will venture
Future Perfect
I will have ventured
you will have ventured
he/she/it will have ventured
we will have ventured
you will have ventured
they will have ventured
Future Continuous
I will be venturing
you will be venturing
he/she/it will be venturing
we will be venturing
you will be venturing
they will be venturing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been venturing
you have been venturing
he/she/it has been venturing
we have been venturing
you have been venturing
they have been venturing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been venturing
you will have been venturing
he/she/it will have been venturing
we will have been venturing
you will have been venturing
they will have been venturing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been venturing
you had been venturing
he/she/it had been venturing
we had been venturing
you had been venturing
they had been venturing
Conditional
I would venture
you would venture
he/she/it would venture
we would venture
you would venture
they would venture
Past Conditional
I would have ventured
you would have ventured
he/she/it would have ventured
we would have ventured
you would have ventured
they would have ventured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.venture - any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
joint venture - a venture by a partnership or conglomerate designed to share risk or expertise; "a joint venture between the film companies to produce TV shows"
experiment - a venture at something new or different; "as an experiment he decided to grow a beard"
project, task, undertaking, labor - any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"
crusade, campaign, cause, drive, effort, movement - a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"
sallying forth, sally - a venture off the beaten path; "a sally into the wide world beyond his home"
danger, risk, peril - a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury; "he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime"; "there was a danger he would do the wrong thing"
2.venture - an investment that is very risky but could yield great profitsventure - an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits; "he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it"
investment funds, investment - money that is invested with an expectation of profit
gamble - money that is risked for possible monetary gain
smart money - money bet or invested by experienced gamblers or investors (especially if they have inside information)
pyramid - (stock market) a series of transactions in which the speculator increases his holdings by using the rising market value of those holdings as margin for further purchases
3.venture - a commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profitventure - a commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
Verb1.venture - proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers; "We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"
go, proceed, move - follow a procedure or take a course; "We should go farther in this matter"; "She went through a lot of trouble"; "go about the world in a certain manner"; "Messages must go through diplomatic channels"
2.venture - put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
forebode, predict, prognosticate, foretell, promise, anticipate, call - make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
suspect, surmise - imagine to be the case or true or probable; "I suspect he is a fugitive"; "I surmised that the butler did it"
speculate - talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion; "We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal"
3.venture - 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"

venture

verb
1. go, travel, journey, set out, wander, stray, plunge into, rove, set forth Few Europeans had ventured beyond the Himalayas.
2. dare, presume, have the courage to, be brave enough, hazard, go out on a limb (informal), take the liberty, stick your neck out (informal), go so far as, make so bold as, have the temerity or effrontery or nerve Each time I ventured to speak, I was ignored.
3. put forward, offer, suggest, present, air, table, advance, propose, volunteer, submit, bring up, postulate, proffer, broach, posit, moot, propound, dare to say We we warned not to make fools of ourselves by venturing an opinion.
Proverbs
"Nothing ventured, nothing gained"

venture

noun
1. An exciting, often hazardous undertaking:
2. Something undertaken, especially something requiring extensive planning and work:
verb
1. To expose to possible loss or damage:
2. To put up as a stake in a game or speculation:
bet, gamble, lay (down), post, put, risk, stake, wager.
Informal: go.
3. To run the risk of:
4. To take a risk in the hope of gaining advantage:
Idiom: take a flyer.
5. To have the courage to put forward, as an idea, especially when rebuff or criticism is likely:
Translations
مُغامَرَه، مُجازَفَهيُجازِف، يُخاطِريَجْرُؤيُغامِر
авантюра
dovolit sihazardodvážit seriskovatvsadit
driste sigprojektsatse
merészkedik
áhætta, áhættufyrirtækihættavoga sérvoga/leyfa sér
išdrįsti eitisumanymas
pasākumsriskants pasākumsriskētrisksuzdrošināties
cesaret etmekgöze almakrisktehlikeli iştehlikeye atmak

venture

[ˈventʃəʳ]
A. N (= enterprise) → empresa f; (= exploit, adventure) → aventura f
a business ventureuna empresa comercial
his venture into businesssu aventura en el mundo de los negocios
a new venture in publishing (= new direction) → un nuevo rumbo en la edición de libros; (= new company) → una nueva empresa editorial
see also joint D
B. VT [+ money, reputation, life] → arriesgar, jugar(se); [+ opinion, guess] → aventurar
they ventured everythingarriesgaron or se lo jugaron todo
if I may venture an opinionsi se me permite expresar or si puedo aventurar una opinión
may I venture a guess?¿puedo hacer or aventurar una conjetura?
to venture to do sthosar or atreverse a hacer algo
he ventured to remark thatse permitió observar que ...
but he did not venture to speakpero no osó hablar
nothing ventured, nothing gainedquien no se arriesga no pasa la mar
C. VI to venture into a wood(osar) penetrar en un bosque
they did not venture onto the streets after darkno se aventuraban a salir a la calle de noche
to venture out (of doors)aventurarse a salir (fuera)
D. CPD venture capital Ncapital-riesgo m
venture forth VI + ADV (liter) → aventurarse a salir

venture

[ˈvɛntʃər]
nentreprise f
a business venture → une entreprise commerciale
his latest writing venture → son dernier travail d'écriture
a joint business venture → une coentreprise
a Russian-American joint business venture → une coentreprise américano-russe
vt
[+ question, opinion, suggestion] → risquer
If I may be allowed to venture an opinion → S'il m'était permis de risquer une opinion.
(= dare) to venture to do sth → se risquer à faire qch
vis'aventurer
He never ventured far from home → Il ne s'aventurait jamais loin de chez lui.
to venture out → s'aventurer dehors, s'aventurer au dehors
Few skiers ventured out onto the slopes
BUT Peu de skieurs se sont aventurés sur les pistes.
venture into
vt [+ business, new activity] → se lancer dansventure capital ncapital m risqueventure capitalist nspécialiste mf du capital risqueVenture Scout n (British)scout m de la branche aînée

venture

nUnternehmung f, → Unternehmen nt, → Unterfangen nt; mountain-climbing is his latest ventureseit neuestem hat er sich aufs Bergsteigen verlegt; a new venture in publishingein neuer verlegerischer Versuch, ein neues verlegerisches Experiment; this was a disastrous venture for the companydieses Projekt or dieser Versuch war für die Firma ein Fiasko; his first venture into novel-writingsein erster Versuch, Romane zu schreiben; he made a lot of money out of his ventures in the world of financeer verdiente bei seinen Spekulationen in der Finanzwelt viel Geld; his purchase of stocks was his first venture into the world of financemit dem Erwerb von Aktien wagte er sich zum ersten Mal in die Finanzwelt; his early ventures into music were successfulseine frühen musikalischen Versuche waren erfolgreich; rowing the Atlantic alone was quite a ventureallein über den Atlantik zu rudern war ein ziemlich gewagtes Abenteuer; the astronauts on their venture into the unknowndie Astronauten auf ihrer abenteuerlichen Reise ins Unbekannte
vt
life, reputation, moneyaufs Spiel setzen, riskieren (on bei); nothing ventured nothing gained (Prov) → wer nicht wagt, der nicht gewinnt (prov)
guess, explanation, statementwagen; opinionzu äußern wagen; if I may venture an opinionwenn ich mir erlauben darf, meine Meinung zu sagen; in his latest article he ventures an explanation of the phenomenonin seinem letzten Artikel versucht er, eine Erklärung des Phänomens zu geben; I would venture to say that …ich wage sogar zu behaupten, dass …
visich wagen; no other man had dared to venture so farnoch kein anderer Mensch hatte sich so weit vorgewagt; to venture out of doorssich vor die Tür wagen; they lost money when they ventured into book publishingsie verloren Geld bei ihrem Versuch, Bücher zu verlegen; the company ventured into a new fielddie Firma wagte sich in ein neues Gebiet vor

venture

:
venture capital
nBeteiligungs- or Risikokapital nt
venture capitalist
nRisikokapitalgeber(in) m(f); venturesKapitalbeteiligungsgesellschaft f
Venture Scout
n (Brit) → Rover m

venture

[ˈvɛntʃəʳ]
1. nimpresa
a business venture → un'iniziativa commerciale
a new venture in publishing → una nuova iniziativa editoriale
2. vt (money, reputation, life) → rischiare; (opinion, guess) → azzardare
to venture to do sth → azzardarsi a fare qc
if I may venture an opinion → se posso azzardare or arrischiare un parere
nothing ventured, nothing gained → chi non risica non rosica
3. vi to venture on sthavventurarsi in qc
to venture out (of doors) → arrischiarsi ad uscire (di casa)

venture

(ˈventʃə) noun
an undertaking or scheme that involves some risk. his latest business venture.
verb
1. to dare to go. Every day the child ventured further into the forest.
2. to dare (to do (something), especially to say (something)). He ventured to kiss her hand; I ventured (to remark) that her skirt was too short.
3. to risk. He decided to venture all his money on the scheme.
References in classic literature ?
They did not always venture even to ask this question, but took an observation of the cap, and judged accordingly.
Some of them laughed and hoped that Jesse would lose heavily by the venture, but the old man went silently on with the work and said nothing.
Sharp commands from the ship's officers hastened the work of the crew in making things snug, and life lines were strung along deck for the safety of such of the passengers as might venture up when the blow began.
A Black Hawk boy, just back from Seattle, brought the news that Tiny had not gone to the coast on a venture, as she had allowed people to think, but with very definite plans.
She knew that Madame Ratignolle's opinion in such a matter would be next to valueless, that she herself had not alone decided, but determined; but she sought the words of praise and encouragement that would help her to put heart into her venture.
It is easy to know the pathways, and to find the licks and water-courses of the wilderness," he said; "but who that saw this spot could venture to say, that a mighty army was at rest among yonder silent trees and barren mountains?
Our affairs began to wear a new aspect, and the enemy, not daring to venture on open war, practised secret mischief at times.
It would be bold, therefore, and possibly unjust, to venture a decisive opinion as to its merits; although it appears to have been at least a matter of doubt, whether Colonel Pyncheon's claim were not unduly stretched, in order to make it cover the small metes and bounds of Matthew Maule.
At first, as already told, she had flirted fancifully with her own image in a pool of water, beckoning the phantom forth, and -- as it declined to venture -- seeking a passage for herself into its sphere of impalpable earth and unattainable sky.
This man interested me at once; and since the sea-gods had ordained that he should soon become my shipmate (though but a sleeping-partner one, so far as this narrative is concerned), I will here venture upon a little description of him.
And therefore, let not the knights of that honorable company (none of whom, I venture to say, have ever had to do with a whale like their great patron), let them never eye a Nantucketer with disdain, since even in our woollen frocks and tarred trowsers we are much better entitled to st.
And yet, on the other hand, if they were going to make the venture, the sooner they did it the better, for were they not paying rent all the time, and living in a most horrible way besides?

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