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Definition of "adventure" []

  • An undertaking or enterprise of a hazardous nature. (noun)
  • An undertaking of a questionable nature, especially one involving intervention in another state's affairs. (noun)
  • An unusual or exciting experience: an adventure in dining. (noun)
  • Participation in hazardous or exciting experiences: the love of adventure. (noun)
  • A financial speculation or business venture. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adventure" in a sentence
  • "Rabbi Ben Ezra waited for death to open the gate to it, but to her it seemed that she was in the midst of it now, that 'adventure brave and new' _in which death itself was also to be an adventure_ ...."
  • "Life is an adventure: The word adventure comes from the Latin word ad-venire."
  • "I make the mistake of using the word adventure and he says: "You can use this word in my presence only in quotes.""