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adventurer (plural adventurers)
- One who enjoys adventures.
- 2013 January 1, Nancy Langston, “The Fraught History of a Watery World”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 1, archived from the original on 22 January 2013, page 59:
- European adventurers found themselves within a watery world, a tapestry of streams, channels, wetlands, lakes and lush riparian meadows enriched by floodwaters from the Mississippi River.
- A person who seeks a fortune in new and possibly dangerous enterprises.
- A soldier of fortune, a speculator.
- A person who tries to advance their social position by somewhat devious means.
- (video games) A player of adventure games or text adventures.
- 1983 July, PC Mag, volume 2, number 2, page 351:
- Meanwhile, the ranks of adventurers grow, be they manic puzzle-solvers or people like me, who like to look under the Robners' beds just for the hell of it.
- 1992, Tim Kemp, Microfair Madness (game review in Your Sinclair issue 75, March 1992)
- It's a challenging game for the inexperienced adventurer, and should even give the hardened pros a bit of a run for their money.
- (one who enjoys adventures): man of action
- (soldier of fortune): see Thesaurus:mercenary
one who enjoys adventures
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Translations to be checked
- “adventurer”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “adventurer”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.