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Dictionary Definition

venture

Noun

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

Verb

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]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Shortening of adventure.

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To undertake a risky or daring journey.
  2. To risk or offer.
    to venture funds
    to venture a guess

Translations

to undertake a risky journey
  • Portuguese: aventurar-se
to risk
  • Portuguese: arriscar

Related terms

Italian

Adjective

venture
  1. Feminine plural form of venturo

Noun

venture
  1. Plural of ventura

Extensive Definition

A venture is a major undertaking, synonymous with adventure. But can also refer to: In automobiles:
In business:
In entertainment:
In the military:
  • NOTC Venture, the Canadian Naval Officer Training Centre based in CFB Esquimalt, British Columbia
In Scouting:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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