venture
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈvɛn.t͡ʃɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈvɛn.t͡ʃə/
Noun

venture (plural ventures)

  1. A risky or daring undertaking or journey.
    • 1881–1882, Robert Louis Stevenson, chapter 4, in Treasure Island, London; Paris: Cassell & Company, published 14 November 1883, OCLC 702939134 ↗, part I (The Old Buccaneer), page 30 ↗:
      My heart was beating finely when we two set forth in the cold night upon this dangerous venture.
  2. An event that is not, or cannot be, foreseen.
    Synonyms: accident, chance, contingency
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, 1 Kings 22:34 ↗:
      A certain man drew a bow at a venture and smote the king of Israel between the joints of the harness.
  3. The thing risked; especially, something sent to sea in trade.
    Synonyms: stake
    • c. 1596–1598, William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene i]:
      My ventures are not in one bottom trusted.
Translations Verb

venture (ventures, present participle venturing; past and past participle ventured)

  1. (transitive) To undertake a risky or daring journey.
  2. (transitive) To risk or offer.
    to venture funds
    to venture a guess
    Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
    • c. 1596, William Shakespeare, “The Life and Death of King Iohn”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene iii]:
      I am afraid; and yet I'll venture it.
  3. (intransitive) to dare to engage in; to attempt without any certainty of success. Used with at or on
  4. (transitive) To put or send on a venture or chance.
    to venture a horse to the West Indies
  5. (transitive) To confide in; to rely on; to trust.
  6. (transitive) To say something.
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