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VENTURE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does venture mean? 

VENTURE (noun)
  The noun VENTURE has 3 senses:

1. any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
2. an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits
3. a commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit

  Familiarity information: VENTURE used as a noun is uncommon.


VENTURE (verb)
  The verb VENTURE has 3 senses:

1. proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers
2. put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
3. put at risk

  Familiarity information: VENTURE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


VENTURE (noun)


Sense 1venture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

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

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "venture"):

joint venture (a venture by a partnership or conglomerate designed to share risk or expertise)

experiment (a venture at something new or different)

campaign; cause; crusade; drive; effort; movement (a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end)

sally; sallying forth (a venture off the beaten path)

danger; peril; risk (a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury)


Sense 2venture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An investment that is very risky but could yield great profits

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

venture; speculation

Context example:

he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it

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

investment; investment funds (money that is invested with an expectation of profit)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "venture"):

pyramid ((stock market) a series of transactions in which the speculator increases his holdings by using the rising market value of those holdings as margin for further purchases)

smart money (money bet or invested by experienced gamblers or investors (especially if they have inside information))

gamble (money that is risked for possible monetary gain)


Sense 3venture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

business; business enterprise; commercial enterprise (the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects)


VENTURE (verb)


Sense 1venture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

venture; embark

Context example:

We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer

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

go; move; proceed (follow a procedure or take a course)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2venture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

hazard; venture; guess; pretend

Context examples:

I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again / I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong

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

speculate (talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion)

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

anticipate; call; forebode; foretell; predict; prognosticate; promise (make a prediction about; tell in advance)

surmise; suspect (imagine to be the case or true or probable)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 3venture [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 "venture" 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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