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.

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