Adventure is defined as (1):
- an exciting or very unusual experience.
- participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises.
The root, etymological, or historical meaning of adventure is, “to take a chance”. Ad means “to” and venture means “risky undertaking”. A venture is a place of fortune and chance.
Adventure means “a thing about to happen, come to, reach, or arrive at”. Adventure can involve risk and danger and be a trial of one’s chances, or be a perilous undertaking. Adventure may also mean a novel or exciting incident, a wonder, a miracle, or accounts of marvelous things (2).
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary:
- A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account.
- A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; as, the adventures of one’s life.
- Risk; danger; peril.
- That which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap; hence, chance of danger or loss.
- 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.
- To risk, or hazard; jeopardy; to venture.
- To try the chance; to take the risk.
- To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare.
Synonyms for Adventure (3):
- tour de force
Antonyms for adventure:
1.WordReference Random House Learner’s Dictionary of American English © 2016
2..Online Etymology Dictionary
3. Power Thesaurus
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