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adventure

[ad-ven-cher]
noun
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.
Obsolete.
a.
peril; danger; risk.
b.
chance; fortune; luck.
verb (used with object), adventured, adventuring.
6.
to risk or hazard.
7.
to take the chance of; dare.
8.
to venture to say or utter: to adventure an opinion.
verb (used without object), adventured, adventuring.
9.
to take the risk involved.
10.
to venture; hazard.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English aventure < Anglo-French, Old French < Vulgar Latin *adventūra what must happen, feminine (orig. neuter plural) of Latin adventūrus future participle of advenīre to arrive; ad- ad- replacing a- a-5. See advent, -ure

adventureful, adjective
unadventuring, adjective
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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
4.  obsolete
 a.  danger or misadventure
 b.  chance
 
vb (foll by into, on, upon)
5.  to take a risk or put at risk
6.  to dare to go or enter (into a place, dangerous activity, etc)
7.  to dare to say (something): he adventured his opinion
 
[C13: aventure (later altered to adventure after the Latin spelling), via Old French ultimately from Latin advenīre to happen to (someone), arrive]
 
ad'ventureful
 
adj

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adventure
early 13c., auenture "chance, fortune, luck," from O.Fr. auenture, from L. adventura (res) "(a thing) about to happen," from adventurus, future participle of advenire "to come about," from ad- "to" + venire "to come" (see venue). Original meaning was "to arrive," in Latin,
but in M.E. it took a turn through "risk/danger" (a trial of one's chances), and "perilous undertaking" (early 14c.), and thence to "a novel or exciting incident" (1570). The -d- was restored 15c.-16c. Venture (q.v.) is a 15c. variant.
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