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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-ven-cher]
    • /ædˈvɛn tʃər/
    • /ədˈventʃə(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-ven-cher]
    • /ædˈvɛn tʃər/

Definitions of adventure word

  • countable noun adventure If someone has an adventure, they become involved in an unusual, exciting, and rather dangerous journey or series of events. 3
  • uncountable noun adventure Adventure is excitement and willingness to do new, unusual, or rather dangerous things. 3
  • verb adventure If you adventure somewhere, you go somewhere new, unusual, and exciting. 3
  • noun adventure a risky undertaking of unknown outcome 3
  • noun adventure an exciting or unexpected event or course of events 3
  • noun adventure a hazardous financial operation; commercial speculation 3

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Origin of adventure

First appearance:

before 1200
One of the 9% oldest English words
1200-50; Middle English aventure < Anglo-French, Old French < Vulgar Latin *adventūra what must happen, feminine (orig. neuter plural) of Latin adventūrus future participle of advenīre to arrive; ad- ad- replacing a- a-5. See advent, -ure

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Parts of speech for Adventure


adventure popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

adventure usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for adventure

noun adventure

  • feat — a noteworthy or extraordinary act or achievement, usually displaying boldness, skill, etc.: Arranging the treaty was a diplomatic feat.
  • trip — a group of animals, as sheep, goats, or fowl; flock.
  • scene — the place where some action or event occurs: He returned to the scene of the murder.
  • peril — exposure to injury, loss, or destruction; grave risk; jeopardy; danger: They faced the peril of falling rocks.
  • happening — something that happens; occurrence; event.

verb adventure

  • take a chance — act on a possibility
  • go for broke — a simple past tense of break.
  • take heart — Anatomy. a hollow, pumplike organ of blood circulation, composed mainly of rhythmically contractile smooth muscle, located in the chest between the lungs and slightly to the left and consisting of four chambers: a right atrium that receives blood returning from the body via the superior and inferior vena cavae, a right ventricle that pumps the blood through the pulmonary artery to the lungs for oxygenation, a left atrium that receives the oxygenated blood via the pulmonary veins and passes it through the mitral valve, and a left ventricle that pumps the oxygenated blood, via the aorta, throughout the body.
  • jaunting — a short journey, especially one taken for pleasure.

Antonyms for adventure

noun adventure

  • safety — the state of being safe; freedom from the occurrence or risk of injury, danger, or loss.
  • abstention — Abstention is a formal act of not voting either for or against a proposal.
  • protection — the act of protecting or the state of being protected; preservation from injury or harm.
  • reality — the state or quality of being real.
  • avoidance — Avoidance of someone or something is the act of avoiding them.

Top questions with adventure

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