Adventurer Ad*ven"tur*er, n. [Cf. F. aventurier.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who adventures; as, the merchant adventurers; one who seeks his fortune in new and hazardous or perilous enterprises. [1913 Webster]

2. A social pretender on the lookout for advancement. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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