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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ad·ven·ture /ədˈvɛnʧɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·ven·ture n.
 1. That which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap; hence, chance of danger or loss.
    Nay, a far less good to man it will be found, if she must, at all adventures, be fastened upon him individually.   --Milton.
 2. Risk; danger; peril. [Obs.]
    He was in great adventure of his life.   --Berners.
 3. 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.
    He loved excitement and adventure.   --Macaulay.
 4. A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; as, the adventures of one's life.
 5. A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account.
 A bill of adventure Com., a writing setting forth that the goods shipped are at the owner's risk.
 Syn: -- Undertaking; enterprise; venture; event.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·ven·ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adventured p. pr. & vb. n. Adventuring ]
 1. To risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture.
    He would not adventure himself into the theater.   --Acts xix. 31.
 2. To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare.
    Yet they adventured to go back.   --Bunyan,
    Discriminations might be adventured.   --J. Taylor.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·ven·ture, v. i. To try the chance; to take the risk.
    I would adventure for such merchandise.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
          [syn: escapade, risky venture, dangerous undertaking]
      v 1: take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you
           buy these stocks you are gambling" [syn: gamble, chance,
            risk, hazard, take chances, run a risk, take a
      2: put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"
         [syn: venture, hazard, stake, jeopardize]