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Definitions of adventure

  1. put at risk; " I will stake my good reputation for this"
  2. a wild and exciting undertaking ( not necessarily lawful)
  3. take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; " When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
  4. That which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap; hence, chance of danger or loss.
  5. Risk; danger; peril.
  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.
  7. A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; as, the adventures of one's life.
  8. A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account.
  9. To risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture.
  10. To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare.
  11. To try the chance; to take the risk.
  12. A bold undertaking; a daring feat; a remarkable experience; the taking part in an uncertain enterprise.
  13. A risk or chance: a remarkable incident: an enterprise.
  14. To attempt or dare.
  15. To risk or hazard.
  16. An enterprise; a risk; a notable occurrence.
  17. To take a chance; to risk.
  18. To venture.
  19. A hazardous experience; daring feat; venture; speculation.
  20. Hazard; risk; an enterprise of hazard or risk; a speculation; a remarkable occurrence.
  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.
  22. A bold undertaking; a chance enterprise; a striking event.
  23. To risk on chance; to attempt or dare.
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Quotes of adventure

  1. An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
  2. We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand. – Jennie Churchill
  3. Liberalism, on the other hand, regards life as an adventure in which we must take risks in new situations, in which there is no guarantee that the new will always be the good or the true, in which progress is a precarious achievement rather than inevitability. – Morris Raphael Cohen
  4. Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall no longer cast a shadow in the sun. For if he dies without a question in his heart, what excuse is there for his continuance? – Frank Moore Colby
  5. One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure – William Feather
  6. I get mad when people call me an action movie star. Indiana Jones is an adventure film, a comic book, a fantasy. – Harrison Ford
  7. Well, it's an adventure story, and a Bildungsroman, of course, but there was also the intention to describe a culture that had been seen in rather narrow terms. – John M. Ford
  8. There's a call to adventure It's something in the inner psyche of humanity, particularly males. – Gary Gygax
  9. For English assignments I was constantly coming up with these strange adventure stories... But I actually wanted to be an artist, or maybe work in the comic book industry. – Paul Kane
  10. As much as most of the actors were kind of curious to know what their character meant in relation to the script and to the plot, they really were quite happy to be part of the adventure of not knowing. – Radha Mitchell
  11. Be careful going in search of adventure it's ridiculously easy to find. – William Least Heat-Moon
  12. We all want something else other than what we have and don't realize what you got works. It works. It does work. You gotta work. Marriage is work. Marriage is a career. It's not an adventure – Sinbad
  13. Each coming together of man and wife, even if they have been mated for many years, should be a fresh adventure each winning should necessitate a fresh wooing. – Marie Carmichael Stopes
  14. Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary. – Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  15. I always say that my favorite game was Original Adventure published by both Microsoft and Apple Computer back in 1980. – Roberta Williams

Usage examples for adventure

  1. My dear, we have a new adventure before us. – The Eight Strokes of the Clock by Maurice Le Blanc
  2. I was merely telling you of Marion's adventure – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower
  3. For Greg and Harry, as soon as they had heard a few words as to the evening's adventure insisted upon hearing all of it before they would let Dick turn in. – The High School Boys' Training Hike by H. Irving Hancock
  4. We must put an end to this fond adventure – The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon
  5. Certainly thus far, fortune had favoured his bold adventure – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  6. What will be our next adventure – Persian Literature, Volume 1,Comprising The Shah Nameh, The Rubaiyat, The Divan, and The Gulistan by Anonymous
  7. The great point is, you've shown yourself capable of an adventure – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  8. On the way back to his canoe he killed a deer, but he said no word to his companions of his strange adventure with the man of the red feather. – Two Indian Children of Long Ago by Frances Taylor
  9. You know yourself how you feel about food when you are going on an adventure – The Little House in the Fairy Wood by Ethel Cook Eliot
  10. Nothing was more pleasant than to hear the brothers relate this adventure each in his own way. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  11. There seemed a possibility of some excitement in the adventure so I asked: " Will you want any help?" – Martin Hewitt, Investigator by Arthur Morrison
  12. You may imagine it was no easy adventure – The Blue Fairy Book by Various
  13. Madame Baldimer laughed heartily at Albert's adventure – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock
  14. It was the beginning of their Great Adventure – The Boy Scouts on a Submarine by Captain John Blaine
  15. Tom Thumb and I thank you very much for our nice visit on your island, but it's time we went forth again on our journey of adventure – Puss Junior and Robinson Crusoe by David Cory
  16. In a sense, his adventure was ridiculous. – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  17. I have had a curious adventure – Arms and the Woman by Harold MacGrath
  18. Yet for all that- nay, because of that- I would not give up the adventure – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  19. " I had a bit of an adventure he said. – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
  20. Their presence in the heart of a great activity, the anticipation of adventure to come, the electric atmosphere of haste and straining effort on every hand excited them. – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach