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Noun: adventure  ad'ven-chu(r) or ud'ven-chu(r)
  1. A wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    - escapade, risky venture, dangerous undertaking
     
  2. A remarkable occurrence; an exciting incident or experience
     
  3. (dated) a financially risky enterprise
Verb: adventure  ad'ven-chu(r) or ud'ven-chu(r)
  1. Take a risk in the hope of a favourable outcome
    "When you buy these stocks you are adventuring";
    - gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, run a risk, take a chance
     
  2. Put at risk
    - venture, hazard, stake, jeopardize, jeopardise [Brit]

Derived forms: adventuring, adventures, adventured

Type of: assay, attempt, essay, labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], lay on the line, project, put on the line, risk, seek, task, try, undertaking

Encyclopedia: Adventure, Inc