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ADVENTURE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does adventure mean? 

ADVENTURE (noun)
  The noun ADVENTURE has 1 sense:

1. a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)

  Familiarity information: ADVENTURE used as a noun is very rare.


ADVENTURE (verb)
  The verb ADVENTURE has 2 senses:

1. take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
2. put at risk

  Familiarity information: ADVENTURE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADVENTURE (noun)


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Meaning:

A wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

adventure; dangerous undertaking; escapade; risky venture

Hypernyms ("adventure" is a kind of...):

labor; project; task; undertaking (any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted)


ADVENTURE (verb)


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Meaning:

Take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

adventure; take chances; gamble; take a chance; run a risk; risk; chance; hazard

Context example:

When you buy these stocks you are gambling

Hypernyms (to "adventure" is one way to...):

assay; attempt; essay; seek; try (make an effort or attempt)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "adventure"):

go for broke (risk everything in one big effort)

luck it; luck through (act by relying on one's luck)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 2adventure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put at risk

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

stake; adventure; hazard; jeopardize; venture

Context example:

I will stake my good reputation for this

Hypernyms (to "adventure" is one way to...):

lay on the line; put on the line; risk (expose to a chance of loss or damage)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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