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Definition of "venture" []

  • An undertaking that is dangerous, daring, or of uncertain outcome. (noun)
  • A business enterprise involving some risk in expectation of gain. (noun)
  • Something, such as money or cargo, at hazard in a risky enterprise. (noun)
  • To expose to danger or risk: ventured her entire fortune. (verb-transitive)
  • To brave the dangers of: ventured the high seas in a small boat. (verb-transitive)

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 "venture" in a sentence
  • "Here is the entire chronicle of Sam Gunn, trailblazer and scoundrel, as he scams his way from one end of the Solar System to the other, giving bold new meaning to the term venture capitalist."
  • "By definition, the term venture implies uncertainty, high risk reward and the probability of zero return … however, in hedging that risk reward by throwing out the least probable high return "ventures" the VC industry betrayed the idea of a VC industry over the last 15 years and hurt the entire technological and entrepreneurial effort in the US."
  • "Thomas Cook Chief Executive Manny Fontenla-Novoa said the venture is a landmark deal and a significant consolidation opportunity."