Definition of


  1. (noun, act) a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
  2. (verb, social) take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
  3. (verb, social) put at risk

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Origin of the word Adventure

  1. early 13c., auenture "chance, fortune, luck," from O.Fr. auenture, from L. adventura (res) "(a thing) about to happen," from adventurus, future participle of advenire "to come about," from ad- "to" + venire "to come" (see venue). Original meaning was "to arrive," in Latin, but in M.E. it took a turn through "risk/danger" (a trial… more

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