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From Middle English aventure, aunter, anter, from Old French aventure, from Late Latin adventurus, from Latin advenire, adventum (to arrive), which in the Romance languages took the sense of "to happen, befall" (see also advene).

Singular
adventure

Plural
adventures

adventure (plural adventures)

  1. That which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap; hence, chance of danger or loss.
  2. The encountering of risks; hazardous and striking enterprise; a bold undertaking, in which hazards are to be encountered, and the issue is staked upon unforeseen events; a daring feat.
  3. A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; as, the adventures of one's life.
  4. A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account.


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