venture

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Clipping of adventure.

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venture (plural ventures)

  1. A risky or daring undertaking or journey.
  2. An event that is not, or cannot be, foreseen.
    Synonyms: accident, chance, contingency
  3. The thing risked; especially, something sent to sea in trade.
    Synonym: stake

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venture (third-person singular simple present ventures, present participle venturing, simple past and past participle ventured)

  1. (transitive) To undertake a risky or daring journey.
  2. (transitive) To risk or offer.
    to venture funds
    to venture a guess
    • c. 1596, William Shakespeare, “The Life and Death of King Iohn”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene iii]:
      I am afraid; and yet I'll venture it.
    • 1922, James Joyce, chapter 13, in Ulysses:
      Till then they had only exchanged glances of the most casual but now under the brim of her new hat she ventured a look at him and the face that met her gaze there in the twilight, wan and strangely drawn, seemed to her the saddest she had ever seen.
  3. (intransitive) to dare to engage in; to attempt without any certainty of success. Used with at or on
  4. (transitive) To put or send on a venture or chance.
    to venture a horse to the West Indies
  5. (transitive) To confide in; to rely on; to trust.
    • 1711, Joseph Addison, “No. 21, Saturday, March 24, 1710-11”, in The Spectator[2]:
      A man would be well enough pleased to buy silks of one whom he would not venture to feel his pulse.
  6. (transitive) To say something.

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Italian[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

venture

  1. feminine plural of venturo

Noun[edit]

venture f

  1. plural of ventura

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Participle[edit]

ventūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of ventūrus