• (GA, Canada) IPA: /ədˈvɛnt͡ʃɚ/, /ædˈvɛnt͡ʃɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ədˈvɛnt͡ʃə/


  1. The encountering of risks; hazardous and striking enterprise; a bold undertaking, in which hazards are to be encountered, and the issue is staked upon unforeseen events; a daring feat.
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 12, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
  2. A remarkable occurrence; a striking event.
    A life full of adventures.
  3. A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account.
  4. (uncountable) A feeling of desire for new and exciting things.
    his sense of adventure
  5. (video games) A text adventure or an adventure game.
  6. (obsolete) That which happens by chance; hazard; hap.
  7. (obsolete) Chance of danger or loss.
  8. (obsolete) Risk; danger; peril.
    • He was in great adventure of his life.
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adventure (adventures, present participle adventuring; past and past participle adventured)

  1. (transitive) To risk or hazard; jeopard; venture.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Acts 19:31 ↗:
      And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring him that he would not adventure himself into the theatre.
  2. (transitive) To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare.
    • Yet they adventured to go back.
    • Discriminations might be adventured.
  3. (intransitive) To try the chance; to take the risk.
  • Russian: рискова́ть
  • Spanish: aventura
  • Russian: рискова́ть

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