adventure
I. noun Etymology: Middle English aventure, chance, risk, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *adventura, from Latin adventus, past participle of advenire to arrive, from ad- + venire to come — more at come Date: 14th century 1. a. an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks b. the encountering of risks <
the spirit of adventure
>
2. an exciting or remarkable experience <
an adventure in exotic dining
>
3. an enterprise involving financial risk II. verb (adventured; adventuring) Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to expose to danger or loss ; venture 2. to venture upon ; try intransitive verb 1. to proceed despite risk 2. to take the risk

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