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/ædˈvɛn tʃər ər/
a person who has, enjoys, or seeks
a seeker of fortune in daring enterprises; soldier of fortune.
a person who undertakes great commercial risk; speculator.
a person who seeks power, wealth, or social rank by unscrupulous or questionable means:
They thought John was an adventurer and after their daughter's money.
usually initial capital letter
) a member of Camp Fire, Inc., who is between the ages of 9 and 11.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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It pictured a universe in which humanity plays the role of perpetual
But he was an invalid with the spirit of a robust
The enchantments of barren shingle and rough weather transformed every
into a laborer.
He knew or could get to every mercenary,
, or promoter who had ever cast a shadow on that continent.
's rewards today are more personal but no less considerable.
One possibility-which any human climber, diver, or
could confirm-is that extra gear simply slows them down.
He hires a venal
to seek out the people who still remember the truth-and then has them systematically killed.
has kayaked the shallow back-country waters or fished elusive bonefish on the flats.
It is an
's dream, with such activities as dogsled riding and skiing.
Today, it is the majestic redwoods, the crystal-blue lakes and snow-capped mountains that call to the modern
British Dictionary definitions for
a person who seeks adventure, esp one who seeks success or money through daring exploits
a person who seeks money or power by unscrupulous means
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Man is a thought-adventurer.
I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
Vincent Van Gogh
(...) thinker. I am by temperament nothing but a conquistador—an adventurer, if you want it...