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ADVENT'URE, noun [See Advent.]
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.
ADVENT'URE, verb transitive To risk, or hazard; to put in the power of unforeseen events; as, to adventure one's life. [See Venture.]
ADVENTURE, verb intransitive To dare; to try the chance; as, to adventure on 'the tempestuous sea of liberty.'
ADVENT'URED, participle passive Put to hazard; ventured; risked.
1. One who hazards, or puts something at risk, as merchant-adventurers.
2. One who seeks occasions of chance, or attempts bold, novel, or extraordinary enterprizes.
ADVENT'URESOME, adjective Bold; daring; incurring hazard. [See Venturesome.]
ADVENT'URESOMENESS, noun The quality of being bold and venturesome.