Webster 1913 Edition
aventure, fr. LL.
adventura, fr. L.
adventum, to arrive, which in the Romance languages took the sense of “to happen, befall.” See
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.
Risk; danger; peril.
He was in great
adventureof his life.
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.
He loved excitement and
A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident;
adventuresof one’s life
A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account.
A bill of adventure
a writing setting forth that the goods shipped are at the owner's risk.
Syn. – Undertaking; enterprise; venture; event.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture.
He would not
adventurehimself into the theater.
Acts xix. 31.
To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare.
adventuredto go back.
Discriminations might be
To try the chance; to take the risk.
adventurefor such merchandise.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Hazard; risk; chance; that of which one has no direction; as, at all adventures, that is, at all hazards. [See Venture.]
2.An enterprize of hazard; a bold undertaking, in which hazards are to be encountered, and the issue is staked upon unforeseen events.
3.That which is put to hazard; a sense in popular use with seamen, and usually pronounced venture. Something which a seaman is permitted to carry abroad, with a view to sell for profit.
A bill of adventure, is a writing signed by a person, who takes goods on board of his ship, wholly at the risk of the owner.