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Definitions of adventure

  1. put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. That which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap; hence, chance of danger or loss. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Risk; danger; peril. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The encountering of risks; hazardous and striking enterprise; a bold undertaking, in which hazards are to be encountered, and the issue is staked upon unforeseen events; a daring feat. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; as, the adventures of one's life. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To try the chance; to take the risk. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A bold undertaking; a daring feat; a remarkable experience; the taking part in an uncertain enterprise. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. A risk or chance: a remarkable incident: an enterprise. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To attempt or dare. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To risk or hazard. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. An enterprise; a risk; a notable occurrence. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To take a chance; to risk. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To venture. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A hazardous experience; daring feat; venture; speculation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Hazard; risk; an enterprise of hazard or risk; a speculation; a remarkable occurrence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. To risk or hazard. A bill of adventure, a writing or receipt given by one who ships goods at the risk of another, binding himself to account for the proceeds of the said goods. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. A bold undertaking; a chance enterprise; a striking event. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. To risk on chance; to attempt or dare. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. In mercantile law. Sending goods abroad under charge of a supercargo or other agent, at the risk of the sender, to be disposed of to the best advantage for the benefit of the owners. The goods themselves so sent. In marine insurance. A very usual word in policies of marine insurance, and everywhere used as synonymous, or nearly so, with "perils." It is often used by the writers to describe the enterprise or voyage as a "marine adventure" insured against. Moores v. Louisville Underwriters (C. C.) 14 Fed. 233. thelawdictionary.org
  25. Bill of. A writing signed by a merchant, to testify that the goods shipped on board a certain vessel are at the venture of another person, he himself being answerable only for the produce. Techn. Dict. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  26. Crim. law. See Misadventure. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  27. Mer. law. Goods sent abroad under the care of a supercargo, to be disposed of to the best advantage for the benefit of his employers, is called an adventure. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  28. ADVENTURE (from Lat. res adventura, a thing about to happen), chance, and especially chance of danger; so a hazardous enterprise or remarkable incident. Thus an “adventurer,” from meaning one who takes part in some speculative course of action, came to mean one who lived by his wits and a person of no character. The word is also used in certain restricted legal connexions. Joint adventure, for instance, may be distinguished from partnership (q.v.). A bill of adventure in maritime law (now apparently obsolete) is a writing signed by the ship master declaring that goods shipped in his name really belong to another, to whom he is responsible. The bill of gross adventure in French maritime law is an instrument making a loan on maritime security. en.wikisource.org
  29. ad-vent'[=u]r, n. a risk or chance: a remarkable incident: an enterprise: trial of the issue: risk: a commercial speculation: the spirit of enterprise.--v.i. to attempt or dare.--v.t. to risk or hazard: (refl.) to venture.--v.i. to risk one's self (with on, into, upon): to dare, go so far as to.--n. ADVENT'URER, one who engages in hazardous enterprises: a soldier of fortune, or speculator: one who pushes his fortune by equivocal means, as false pretences, &c.:--fem. ADVENT'URESS.--adjs. ADVENT'UROUS, ADVENT'URESOME, enterprising: ready to incur risk.--adv. ADVENT'UROUSLY.--n. ADVENT'UROUSNESS. [O. Fr.--L. adventurus, about to happen, fut. perf. of adven[=i]re. See ADVENT.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  30. Risk, danger; daring enterprise; unexpected incident; commercial speculation; hazardous activity. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. Hazard, imperil, (oneself, thing); incur risk; dare to go or come (into, in, upon, a place); dare to enter on, upon, (undertaking). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. n. [Latin] That of which one has no direction; risk; chance; - an enterprise of hazard; a bold undertaking; - a striking event. Cabinet Dictionary
  33. An accident, a chance, a hazard; an enterprize in which something must be left to hazard. Complete Dictionary

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