Adventure

Definition of Adventure

Ad`ven´ture
n.1.
1.That which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap; hence, chance of danger or loss.
Nay, a far less good to man it will be found, if she must, at all adventures, be fastened upon him individually.
- Milton.
2.Risk; danger; peril.
He was in great adventure of his life.
- Berners.
3.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.
He loved excitement and adventure.
- Macaulay.
4.A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; as, the adventures of one's life.
5.A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account.
A bill of adventure
(Com.) a writing setting forth that the goods shipped are at the owner's risk.
v. t.1.To risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture.
[imp. & p. p. Adventured ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Adventuring ( ).]
He would not adventure himself into the theater.
- Acts xix. 31.
2.To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare.
Yet they adventured to go back.
- Bunyan,
Discriminations might be adventured.
- J. Taylor.
v. i.1.To try the chance; to take the risk.
I would adventure for such merchandise.
- Shak.

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