adventure

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ədˈvɛntʃər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ædˈvɛntʃɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ad venchər)

Inflections of 'adventure' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
adventures
v 3rd person singular
adventuring
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
adventured
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
adventured
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ad•ven•ture /ædˈvɛntʃɚ/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. an exciting or very unusual experience:[countable]the adventures of Robin Hood.
  2. participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises:[uncountable]a spirit of adventure.
ad•ven•tur•ous, ad•ven•ture•some, adj. 
ad•ven•tur•ous•ly, adv. See -ven-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ad•ven•ture  (ad venchər),USA pronunciation n., v.,  -tured, -tur•ing. 
n. 
  1. an exciting or very unusual experience.
  2. participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises:the spirit of adventure.
  3. a bold, usually risky undertaking;
    hazardous action of uncertain outcome.
  4. a commercial or financial speculation of any kind;
    venture.
  5. [Obs.]
    • peril;
      danger;
      risk.
    • chance;
      fortune;
      luck.

v.t. 
  1. to risk or hazard.
  2. to take the chance of;
    dare.
  3. to venture to say or utter:to adventure an opinion.

v.i. 
  1. to take the risk involved.
  2. to venture;
    hazard.
ad•venture•ful, adj. 
  • Vulgar Latin *adventūra what must happen, feminine (origin, originally neuter plural) of Latin adventūrus future participle of advenīre to arrive; ad- ad- replacing a- a-5. See advent, -ure
  • Anglo-French, Old French
  • Middle English aventure 1200–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
adventure /ədˈvɛntʃə/ n
  1. a risky undertaking of unknown outcome
  2. an exciting or unexpected event or course of events
  3. a hazardous financial operation; commercial speculation
vb
  1. to take a risk or put at risk
  2. (intransitive) followed by into, on, upon: to dare to go or enter (into a place, dangerous activity, etc)
  3. to dare to say (something): he adventured his opinion
Etymology: 13th Century: aventure (later altered to adventure after the Latin spelling), via Old French ultimately from Latin advenīre to happen to (someone), arrive
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Collocations: a [mysterious, exciting, dangerous, thrilling, great] adventure, adventure [tours, tourism, resorts, vacations, experiences], it was an unexpected adventure, more...

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