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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
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).
1. To take a risk; dare.
2. To proceed despite possible danger or risk: ventured into the wilderness.
at a venture
By mere chance or fortune; at random.
[Middle English, chance, short for aventure, adventure; see adventure.]
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|Noun||1.||venturer - a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas)|
|2.||venturer - 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
hotspur - a rash or impetuous person
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