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Inflections of ' ' ( adventure ): ( v ⇒ conjugate) adventures v 3rd person singular adventuring v pres p verb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." adventured v past verb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." adventured v past p verb, 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.
an exciting or very unusual experience: the adventures of Robin Hood. [ countable ] participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises: a spirit of adventure. [ uncountable ]
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 ven ′chər), USA pronunciation n., v., -tured, -tur•ing. n.
an exciting or very unusual experience.
participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises: the spirit of adventure.
a bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action of uncertain outcome.
a commercial or financial speculation of any kind; venture.
peril; danger; risk. chance; fortune; luck. v.t.
to risk or hazard.
to take the chance of; dare.
to venture to say or utter: to adventure an opinion. v.i.
to take the risk involved. to venture; hazard.
ad•ven ′ture•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 a risky undertaking of unknown outcome an exciting or unexpected event or course of events a hazardous financial operation; commercial speculation vb to take a risk or put at risk ( intransitive) followed by into, on, upon: to dare to go or enter (into a place, dangerous activity, etc) to dare to say (something): he adventured his opinion Etymology: 13 th 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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