Ad*ven"ture, v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Adventured (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Adventuring (?).] [OE. aventuren, auntren, F.
aventurer, fr. aventure. See Adventure,
n.] 1. To risk, or hazard; jeopard;
He would not adventure himself into the theater.
Acts xix. 31.
2. To venture upon; to run the risk of; to
Yet they adventured to go back.
Discriminations might be adventured.
Ad*ven"ture, v. i. To try the chance; to
take the risk.
I would adventure for such merchandise.
Ad*ven"ture (?; 135), n. [OE.
aventure, aunter, anter, F. aventure, fr. LL.
adventura, fr. L. advenire, adventum, to arrive, which
in the Romance languages took the sense of "to happen, befall." See
1. That which happens without design; chance;
hazard; hap; hence, chance of danger or loss.
Nay, a far less good to man it will be found, if she must,
at all adventures, be fastened upon him individually.
2. Risk; danger; peril. [Obs.]
He was in great adventure of his life.
3. 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
He loved excitement and adventure.
4. A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a
stirring incident; as, the adventures of one's life.
5. A mercantile or speculative enterprise of
hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account.
A bill of adventure (Com.), a writing
setting forth that the goods shipped are at the owner's risk.
Syn. -- Undertaking; enterprise; venture; event.