adventurer

[ad-ven-cher-er]
noun
1.
a person who has, enjoys, or seeks adventures.
2.
a seeker of fortune in daring enterprises; soldier of fortune.
3.
a person who undertakes great commercial risk; speculator.
4.
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.
5.
(usually initial capital letter) a member of Camp Fire, Inc., who is between the ages of 9 and 11.

Origin:
1475–85; adventure + -er1

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adventurer (ədˈvɛntʃərə)
 
n
1.  a person who seeks adventure, esp one who seeks success or money through daring exploits
2.  a person who seeks money or power by unscrupulous means
3.  a speculator

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Example sentences
It pictured a universe in which humanity plays the role of perpetual adventurer.
But he was an invalid with the spirit of a robust adventurer.
The enchantments of barren shingle and rough weather transformed every
  adventurer into a laborer.
He knew or could get to every mercenary, adventurer, or promoter who had ever
  cast a shadow on that continent.
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