Definition of Venture

n.1.An undertaking of chance or danger; the risking of something upon an event which can not be foreseen with certainty; a hazard; a risk; a speculation.
I, in this venture, double gains pursue.
- Dryden.
2.An event that is not, or can not be, foreseen; an accident; chance; hap; contingency; luck.
3.The thing put to hazard; a stake; a risk; especially, something sent to sea in trade.
My ventures are not in one bottom trusted.
- Shak.
At a venture
at hazard; without seeing the end or mark; without foreseeing the issue; at random.
A certain man drew a bow at a venture.
- 1 Kings xxii. 34.
A bargain at a venture made.
- Hudibras.
v. i.1.To hazard one's self; to have the courage or presumption to do, undertake, or say something; to dare.
[imp. & p. p. Ventured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Venturing.]
2.To make a venture; to run a hazard or risk; to take the chances.
Who freights a ship to venture on the seas.
- J. Dryden, Jr.
To venture at
to dare to engage in; to attempt without any certainty of success; as, it is rash to venture upon such a project.
- Waller.
v. t.1.To expose to hazard; to risk; to hazard; as, to venture one's person in a balloon.
I am afraid; and yet I'll venture it.
- Shak.
2.To put or send on a venture or chance; as, to venture a horse to the West Indies.
3.To confide in; to rely on; to trust.
A man would be well enough pleased to buy silks of one whom he would not venture to feel his pulse.
- Addison.

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