- 1An unusual and exciting or daring experience: her recent adventures in ItalyMore example sentences
- Does the idea of touring conjure up exciting images of places to see and new foods and adventures to experience in foreign lands?
- For some children starting kindergarten is an exciting adventure, for others the experience borders on the terrifying.
- It is also an exciting adventure and a story of a quest that must be fulfilled.
- 1.1 [mass noun] Excitement associated with danger or the taking of risks: she travelled the world in search of adventureMore example sentences
- Men crave adventure, risk, danger and heroic sacrifice.
- The danger, excitement and adventure of racing yachts on the high seas awaits a North Yorkshire woman, picked to take part in one of the world's toughest yacht races.
- I am armed with a sense of adventure, and excited for what awaits.
- 1.3 • archaic A commercial venture: I sold my East India adventure of £250 principal for £750More example sentences
- The only downside to my commercial adventure is the mischief being done to the American dollar.
- The first recorded case of an Indian being christened here was bound up with British commercial adventures in South Asia.
- At this stage in history, the merchant class, desperate for money to finance their adventures, struggled with the monopoly of the moneylenders and overcame it.
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- 1Engage in daring or risky activity: they had adventured into the forestMore example sentences
- For the time being, bushwacking will still be permitted, as will adventuring on unofficial boot trails, but protecting low-use zones will be a high priority.
- To prevent further adventuring, these emperors made it a capital offense to build a boat with more than two masts.
- The European seaman is prudent when adventuring out to sea.
- 1.1 [with object] Put (one’s money or life) at risk: he adventured £300 in the purchase of landMore example sentences
- Before they killed him he said, ‘I have adventured my life in endeavouring to obtain the liberty of my countrymen, and I am a willing sacrifice in their cause.’
- The document contains lists of the men and women who adventured money to the Virginia Company.
- The adventurers were so called because they lent or adventured money to parliament.
Middle English: from Old French aventure (noun), aventurer (verb), based on Latin adventurus 'about to happen', from advenire 'arrive'.