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adventure

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Etymology 1

From Middle English aventure, aunter, anter, from Old French aventure, from Late Latin adventurus, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] advenire, adventum (to arrive), which in the Romance languages took the sense of "to happen, befall" (see also advene).

Noun

Singular
adventure

Plural
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adventure ({{{1}}})
  1. That which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap; hence, chance of danger or loss.
  2. 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.
  3. A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; as, the adventures of one's life.
  4. A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account.
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Etymology 2

From Middle English aventuren, auntren, which from Old French aventurer, from aventure.

Verb

Infinitive
to adventure

Third person singular
adventur

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to adventure (third-person singular simple present adventur, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To risk or hazard; jeopard; venture.
  2. (transitive) To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare.
  3. (intransitive) To try the chance; to take the risk.
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References

adventure” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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