Adventure Definition and Meaning: What is Adventure?

Adventure Definition

Definition of ADVENTURE

  1. an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks

    1. the encountering of risks <the spirit of adventure>

  2. an exciting or remarkable experience <an adventure in exotic traveling>

  3. an enterprise involving financial risk

Examples of ADVENTURE

  1. The field trip was an adventure for the students.

  2. He told us about his camping adventures.

  3. They were looking for adventure.

Origin of ADVENTURE

Middle English aventure, chance, risk, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *adventura, from Latin adventus, past participle of advenire to arrive, from ad- + venire to come — more at come

First Known Use

14th century

Related to ADVENTURE

Synonyms: emprise, experience, exploit, get (or geste), happening, time

Antonyms: sure thing

adventure

verb

ad·ven·turedad, ad·ven·tur·ing

Definition of ADVENTURE

transitive verb

1

: to expose to danger or loss : venture

2

: to venture upon : try

intransitive verb

1

: to proceed despite risk

2

: to take the risk

What is Adventure?

ad·ven·ture  (d-vnchr)

n.

1.

a. An undertaking or enterprise of a hazardous nature.

b. An undertaking of a questionable nature, especially one involving intervention in another state's affairs.

2. An unusual or exciting experience: an adventure in reading.

3. Participation in hazardous or exciting experiences: the love of adventure.

4. A financial speculation or business venture.

v. ad·ven·tured, ad·ven·tur·ing, ad·ven·tures

v.tr.

1. To venture upon; undertake or try.

2. To expose to danger or risk; hazard.

v.intr.

1. To take a risk; dare.

2. To proceed despite risks.

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

1. to take a risk or put at risk

2. (intr; foll by into, on, upon) to dare to go or enter (into a place, dangerous activity, etc.)

3. 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]

adventureful  adj

Noun 1. adventure - a wild and exciting undertaking

dangerous undertaking, escapade, risky venture

project, task, undertaking, labor - any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"

Verb 1. adventure - take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling on a successful outcome"

gamble, run a risk, take a chance, take chances, chance, risk, hazard

attempt, essay, try, assay, seek - make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"

go for broke - risk everything in one big effort; "the cyclist went for broke at the end of the race"

luck it, luck through - act by relying on one's luck

2. adventure - put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"

stake, hazard, jeopardize, venture

lay on the line, put on the line, risk - expose to a chance of loss or damage; "We risked losing a lot of money in this venture"; "Why risk your life?"; "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong"

adventure

noun

1. venture, experience, chance, risk, incident, enterprise, speculation, undertaking, exploit, fling, hazard, occurrence, contingency, caper, escapade; I set off for a new adventure in the US on the first day of the year.

2. excitement, action, passion, thrill, enthusiasm, fever, warmth, flurry, animation, ferment, commotion, elation, discomposure; A feeling of adventure and excitement.

verb

venture, risk, brave, dare The group has adventured as far as the Alps.

Adventure meaning

n adventure [ədˈventʃə]

a bold or exciting undertaking or experience He wrote a book about his adventures in the Antarctic.

n adˈventurer

a person who seeks adventure or fortune.

adj adˈventurous

liking or eager for adventure(s).

adv adˈventurously

ad·ven·ture

       [ad-ven-cher] verb, ad·ven·tured, ad·ven·tur·ing.

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.

Adventure – World English Dictionary

adventure  (ədˈvɛntʃə)

noun

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

verb  (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

Definition of adventure

noun

  • an unusual and exciting or daring experience: her recent adventures in Italy

  • [mass noun] excitement associated with danger or the taking of risks: she travelled the world in search of adventure

  • a reckless or potentially hazardous action or enterprise: in any ungodly military adventure, the first casualty is truth

  • archaic a commercial venture: I sold my East India adventure principal for £350

verb

[no object] dated

  • engage in daring or risky activity: they had adventured into the forest

  • [with object] put (one’s money or life) at risk: he adventured £300 in the purchase of land

Origin:

Middle English: from Old French aventure (noun), aventurer (verb), based on Latin adventurus 'about to happen', from advenire 'arrive'

Definition of adventure

  • Definition adventure (noun)

-an unusual, exciting and possibly dangerous activity such as a journey or experience, or the excitement produced by such an activity

  • Examples for adventure (noun)

-She had some exciting adventures in Egypt.-We got lost on the Metro - it was quite an adventure.-Sam won't come - he's got no sense of adventure or duty (= he does not enjoy dangerous but profitable, exciting situations).

  • Synonyms for adventure (noun)

fact, story, trip, deed, exploit, feat, game, excitement, accident, experience, undertaking, hazard, contingency, happening, occurrence, chance, hap, peril, incident, event, proceeding, thrill, scene, journey, emprise, endangerment, enterprise, jeopardy, speculation, venture, yarn, saga, jaunt, quest, lark, masterstroke, odyssey, happenchance

Definitions of adventure

noun

  1. a risky undertaking of unknown outcome

  1. an exciting or unexpected event or course of events

  1. a hazardous financial operation; commercial speculation

  1. (obsolete)

    1. danger or misadventure

    1. chance

verb

  1. to take a risk or put at risk

  1. intr foll by into, on, upon to dare to go or enter (into a place, dangerous activity, etc)

  1. to dare to say (something) he adventured his opinion

Synonyms

  1. = venture, experience, chance, risk, incident, enterprise, speculation, undertaking, exploit, fling, hazard, occurrence, contingency, caper, escapade

  2. = excitement, action, passion, thrill, enthusiasm, fever, warmth, flurry, animation, ferment, commotion, elation, discomposure

  3. = venture, risk, brave, dare

Adventure sentence examples

  • Adventure of a lifetime.

  • Together, they provide all the characters and props children need to invent endless adventures.

  • Review: I went into the book expecting a thrilling adventure a la William H. Prescott's History of the Conquest of Mexico or The Book of Jasher.

  • Adventure playground is located next to the main building.

  • Bill must survive against the elements in an epic adventure behind enemy lines.

  • There's something for everyone on this action-packed family adventure designed exclusively for parents traveling with their children.

  • Adventure expedition in south America.

  • C: people who like swashbuckling adventures whatever precisely they are.

  • Adventure holiday for everyone on board.

  • It's a fast-paced, thrilling sci-fi adventure in its own right.

  • They are also good preparation and follow-up for more ' traditional ' outdoor adventures.

  • Adventure travel company African ample assistance.

  • Millions of children across the globe are being indoctrinated in satanic witchcraft practices by the crafty, alluring magical adventures of Harry Potter.

  • Adventure racing have all been attempted successfully.

  • Tour Scotland on a small group tour this year for an amazing adventure!

  • Whatever kind of event you have in mind, Leisure Pursuits is the place to go for an off-road adventure to remember.

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