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

 ven·ture /ˈvɛn(t)ʃɚ/
 冒險,冒險行動;冒險事業(vt.)冒…的危險;敢于(vi.)冒險,敢于

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ven·ture n.
 1. An undertaking of chance or danger; the risking of something upon an event which can not be foreseen with certainty; a hazard; a risk; a speculation.
    I, in this venture, double gains pursue.   --Dryden.
 2. An event that is not, or can not be, foreseen; an accident; chance; hap; contingency; luck.
 3. The thing put to hazard; a stake; a risk; especially, something sent to sea in trade.
    My ventures are not in one bottom trusted.   --Shak.
 At a venture, at hazard; without seeing the end or mark; without foreseeing the issue; at random.
    A certain man drew a bow at a venture.   --1 Kings xxii. 34.
    A bargain at a venture made.   --Hudibras.
 Note:The phrase at a venture was originally at aventure, that is, at adventure.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ven·ture, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ventured p. pr. & vb. n. Venturing.]
 1. To hazard one's self; to have the courage or presumption to do, undertake, or say something; to dare.
 2. To make a venture; to run a hazard or risk; to take the chances.
    Who freights a ship to venture on the seas.   --J. Dryden, Jr.
 To venture at, or To venture on or To venture upon, to dare to engage in; to attempt without any certainty of success; as, it is rash to venture upon such a project. “When I venture at the comic style.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ven·ture, v. t.
 1. To expose to hazard; to risk; to hazard; as, to venture one's person in a balloon.
    I am afraid; and yet I'll venture it.   --Shak.
 2. To put or send on a venture or chance; as, to venture a horse to the West Indies.
 3. To confide in; to rely on; to trust.  [R.]
    A man would be well enough pleased to buy silks of one whom he would not venture to feel his pulse.   --Addison.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 venture
      n 1: any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain
           outcome
      2: an investment that is very risky but could yield great
         profits; "he knew the stock was a speculation when he
         bought it" [syn: speculation]
      3: a commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a
         profit
      v 1: proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers; "We
           ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a
           supercomputer" [syn: embark]
      2: put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I
         am guessing that the price of real estate will rise
         again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong" [syn:
          guess, pretend, hazard]
      3: put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"
         [syn: hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize]