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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.venturer - a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas)venturer - a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas)
merchandiser, merchant - a businessperson engaged in retail trade
2.venturer - a person who enjoys taking risksventurer - 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
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venturer

noun
One who engages in exciting, risky pursuits:
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A visit to the gaming-table--not as a heated, anxious venturer, but one whom it was quite a treat to see staking his two or three pieces in deference to the follies of society, and smiling with equal benevolence on winners and losers--made it late before he reached home.
To you, the daring venturers and adventurers, and whoever hath embarked with cunning sails upon frightful seas,--
Ye venturers and adventurers, and whoever of you have embarked with cunning sails on unexplored seas!
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The parent firm disclosed to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) that its Philippine unit had executed a letter of intent with Maersk Drilling, one of the world's largest offshore drilling firms, to secure the Maersk Venturer ultradeepwater drill ship for the Hawkeye1 exploration well.
We knew we liked the wine ( Aldi's Venturer Nero D'Avola, PS4.79) and we all said "cherries", and someone said "earthy".
We knew we liked the wine (Aldi's Venturer Nero D'Avola, PS4.79) and we all said "cherries", and someone said "earthy".
I couldn't remember much more than that to be honest, so I've reprised the evening and for less than PS15 bought the Nero D'A 'A' vola again, along with 'A' vola again, along with Aldi's Venturer Costiere de Nimes and Aldi's Venturer Old Vines Garnacha (all PS4.79 at the moment).
Rutherford as both a principal and joint venturer, did not find that Mr.
In general, under the equity method (referred to by some as one-line consolidation), the venturer's interest in the joint venture is initially recorded at cost as a one-line item, typically investments, on the venturer's balance sheet.
MILL PINPOINT comprehensively beat Magna Venturer, who had no excuses, in the heats a week ago and there is no obvious reason why Kelly Macari's dog should not confirm his superiority in the opening semi-final of the Betfair Steel City Cup over 500m at Sheffield tonight (8.43, live on SIS).