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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun venture has 3 senses

Verb venture has 3 senses


venturen. [Aphetic form of OE. aventure. See Adventure.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "I, in this venture, double gains pursue."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An event that is not, or can not be, foreseen; an accident; chance; hap; contingency; luck.  Bacon.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The thing put to hazard; a stake; a risk; especially, something sent to sea in trade.  [1913 Webster]
    " The phrase at a venture was originally at aventure, that is, at adventure."  [1913 Webster]
    "My ventures are not in one bottom trusted."  [1913 Webster]
    "A certain man drew a bow at a venture."  [1913 Webster]
    "A bargain at a venture made."  [1913 Webster]
At a venture, at hazard; without seeing the end or mark; without foreseeing the issue; at random.
venturev. i. 
  •  To hazard one's self; to have the courage or presumption to do, undertake, or say something; to dare.  Bunyan.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make a venture; to run a hazard or risk; to take the chances.  [1913 Webster]
    "Who freights a ship to venture on the seas."  [1913 Webster]
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.” Waller.
venturev. t. 
  •  To expose to hazard; to risk; to hazard; as, to venture one's person in a balloon.  [1913 Webster]
    "I am afraid; and yet I'll venture it."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To put or send on a venture or chance; as, to venture a horse to the West Indies.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To confide in; to rely on; to trust.  [1913 Webster]
    " A man would be well enough pleased to buy silks of one whom he would not venture to feel his pulse."  [1913 Webster]


venture, n. & v.
1 a an undertaking of a risk. b a risky undertaking.
2 a commercial speculation.
1 intr. dare; not be afraid (did not venture to stop them).
2 intr. (usu. foll. by out etc.) dare to go (out), esp. outdoors.
3 tr. dare to put forward (an opinion, suggestion, etc.).
4 a tr. expose to risk; stake (a bet etc.). b intr. take risks.
5 intr. (foll. by on, upon) dare to engage in etc. (ventured on a longer journey).

at a venture at random; without previous consideration. venture capital = risk capital. Venture Scout Brit. a member of the Scout Association aged between 16 and 20.
aventure = ADVENTURE



accept, advance, adventure, affair, agiotage, approach, arbitrage, assay, assume, attack, attempt, banter, be a man, be caught short, be short, beard, belong, bet, brave, broach, bucket, bucketshop, buckle to, business, buy in, buy into, buying in, calculated risk, challenge, chance, chance it, commitment, contract, crack, dare, daresay, deal, defy, deposit margin, effort, embark in, embark upon, emprise, endanger, endeavor, engage, engage in, engagement, enter on, enter upon, enterprise, equity capital, essay, experiment, exploit, expose, face, fall into, fall to, feat, financier, flier, fling, flutter, fortune, front, gamble, gamble on, gest, get under way, go about, go at, go in for, go into, go long, go upon, have at, have the guts, have the nerve, hazard, hold on, imperil, invest, invest in, investment, jeopard, jeopardize, jeopardy, launch forth, launch into, lay about, lay open, lay out money, lift a finger, liquidation, luck, make a killing, make a scoop, make an attempt, make an effort, make an investment, make bold, make bold to, make free, margin up, miss the market, move into, obligation, offer, operate, operation, outdare, outface, overstay the market, peril, pitch into, place, plan, play, play the market, plow back into, plunge, plunge into, presume, pretend, prime investment, proceed to, proffer, profit taking, program, project, proposition, put, put down, put forward, pyramid, reinvest, rely on fortune, risk, round trade, run a chance, run the risk, scalp, scalping, scoop the market, set about, set at, set at hazard, set forward, set going, set to, sink, sink money in, speculate, speculation, spot sale, stag, stag the market, stake, stockjobbery, stockjobbing, tackle, take a chance, take a flier, take chances, take on, take the liberty, take up, task, tempt fortune, tender, trade on margin, trust to chance, try, try the chance, turn, turn to, uncertainty, undertake, undertaking, venture capital, venture on, venture upon, volunteer, wager, work




N chance, lot, fate, luck, good luck, mascot, speculation, venture, stake, game of chance, mere shot, random shot, blind bargain, leap in the dark, pig in a poke, fluke, potluck, faro bank, flyer, limit, uncertainty, uncertainty principle, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, drawing lots, sortilegy, sortition, sortes, sortes Virgilianae, rouge et noir, hazard, ante, chuck-a-luck, crack-loo, craps, faro, roulette, pitch and toss, chuck, farthing, cup tossing, heads or tails cross and pile, poker-dice, wager, bet, betting, gambling, the turf, gaming house, gambling house, betting house, bucket shop, gambling joint, totalizator, totalizer, hell, betting ring, dice, dice box, gambler, gamester, man of the turf, adventurer, dicer, fortuitous, unintentional, unintended, accidental, not meant, undesigned, purposed, unpremeditated, unforeseen, uncontemplated, never thought of, random, indiscriminate, promiscuous, undirected, aimless, driftless, designless, purposeless, causeless, without purpose, possible, unforeseeable, unpredictable, chancy, risky, speculative, dicey, randomly, by chance, fortuitously, unpredictably, unforeseeably, casually, unintentionally, unwittingly, en passant, by the way, incidentally, as it may happen, at random, at a venture, at haphazard, acierta errando, dextro tempore, fearful concatenation of circumstances, fortuitous combination of circumstances, le jeu est le fils d'avarice et le pere du desespo, the happy combination of fortuitous circumstances, the fortuitous or casual concourse of atoms, God does not play dice with the universe, chance, indetermination, accident, fortune, hazard, hap, haphazard, chance medley, random, luck, raccroc, casualty, contingence, adventure, hit, fate, equal chance, lottery, tombola, toss up, turn of the table, turn of the cards, hazard of the die, chapter of accidents, fickle finger of fate, cast of the dice, throw of the dice, heads or tails, flip of a coin, wheel of Fortune, sortes, sortes Virgilianae, probability, possibility, odds, long odds, run of luck, accidentalness, main chance, odds on, favorable odds, contingency, dependence (uncertainty), situation (circumstance), statistics, theory of Probabilities, theory of Chances, bookmaking, assurance, speculation, gaming, casual, fortuitous, accidental, adventitious, causeless, incidental, contingent, uncaused, undetermined, indeterminate, random, statistical, possible, unintentional, by chance, accidentally, by accident, casually, perchance, for aught one knows, as good would have it, as bad would have it, as luck would have it, as ill-luck would have it, as chance would have it, as it may be, as it may chance, as it may turn up, as it may happen, as the case may be, grasps the skirts of happy chance, the accident of an accident, There but for the grace of God go I.

VB chance, stand a chance, toss up, cast lots, draw lots, leave to chance, trust to chance, leave to the chapter of accidents, trust to the chapter of accidents, tempt fortune, chance it, take one's chance, take a shot at it (attempt), run the risk, run the chance, incur the risk, incur the chance, encounter the risk, encounter the chance, stand the hazard of the die, speculate, try one's luck, set on a cast, raffle, put into a lottery, buy a pig in a poke, shuffle the cards, risk, venture, hazard, stake, ante, lay, lay a wager, make a bet, wager, bet, gamble, game, play for, play at chuck farthing, chance, hap, turn up, fall to one's lot, be one's fate, stumble on light upon, take one's chance.


N danger, peril, insecurity, jeopardy, risk, hazard, venture, precariousness, slipperiness, instability, defenselessness, exposure, vulnerability, vulnerable point, heel of Achilles, forlorn hope, leap in the dark, road to ruin, faciles descensus Averni, hairbreadth escape, cause for alarm, source of danger, rock ahead, breakers ahead, storm brewing, clouds in the horizon, clouds gathering, warning, alarm, apprehension, in danger, endangered, fraught with danger, dangerous, hazardous, perilous, parlous, periculous, unsafe, unprotected &c (safe, protect), insecure, untrustworthy, built upon, sand, on a sandy basis, wildcat, defenseless, fenceless, guardless, harborless, unshielded, vulnerable, expugnable, exposed, open to, aux abois, at bay, on the wrong side of the wall, on a lee shore, on the rocks, at stake, in question, precarious, critical, ticklish, slippery, slippy, hanging by a thread, with a halter round one's neck, between the hammer and the anvil, between Scylla and Charybdis, between a rock and a hard place, between the devil and the deep blue sea, between two fires, on the edge of a precipice, on the brink of a precipice, on the verge of a precipice, on the edge of a volcano, in the lion's den, on slippery ground, under fire, not out of the wood, unwarned, unadmonished, unadvised, unprepared, off one's guard, tottering, unstable, unsteady, shaky, top-heavy, tumbledown, ramshackle, crumbling, waterlogged, helpless, guideless, in a bad way, reduced to the last extremity, at the last extremity, trembling in the balance, nodding to its fall, threatening, ominous, illomened, alarming, explosive, adventurous, incidit in Scyllam qui vult vitare Charybdim, nam tua res agitur paries dum proximus ardet.

VB be in danger, be exposed to danger, run into danger, incur danger, encounter danger, run a risk, lay oneself open to, lean on a broken reed, trust to a broken reed, feel the ground sliding from under one, have to run for it, have the chances against one, have the odds against one, face long odds, be in deep trouble, be between a rock and a hard place, hang by a thread, totter, sleep on a volcano, stand on a volcano, sit on a barrel of gunpowder, live in a glass house, bring in danger, place in danger, put in danger, place in jeopardy, put in jeopardy, endanger, expose to danger, imperil, jeopard, jeopardize, compromise, sail too near the wind, adventure, risk, hazard, venture, stake, set at hazard, run the gauntlet, engage in a forlorn hope, threaten danger, run one hard, lay a trap for.


N essay, trial, endeavor, attempt, aim, struggle, venture, adventure, speculation, coup d'essai, debut, probation, essaying, experimental, tentative, empirical, probationary, experimentally, on trial, at a venture, by rule of thumb, if one may be so bold, aut non tentaris aut perfice, chi non s'arrischia non guadagna.

VB try, essay, experiment, endeavor, strive, tempt, attempt, make an attempt, venture, adventure, speculate, take one's chance, tempt fortune, try one's fortune, try one's luck, try one's hand, use one's endeavor, feel one's way, grope one's way, pick one's way, try hard, push, make a bold push, use one's best endeavor, do one's best.


N undertaking, compact, adventure, venture, engagement, enterprise, emprise, pilgrimage, matter in hand, move, first move, undertaking, on the anvil, Int, here goes!.


VB be courageous, dare, venture, make bold, face danger, front danger, affront danger, confront danger, brave danger, defy danger, despise danger, mock danger, look in the face, look full in the face, look boldly in the face, look danger in the face, face, meet, meet in front, brave, beard, defy, take courage, muster courage, summon up courage, pluck up courage, nerve oneself, take heart, take heart, pluck up heart of grace, hold up one's head, screw one's courage to the sticking place, come up to scratch, stick to one's guns, standfire, stand against, bear up, bear up against, hold out, put a bold face upon, show a bold front, present a bold front, show fight, face the music, bell the cat, take the bull by the horns, beard the lion in his den, march up to the cannon's mouth, go through fire and water, run the gantlet, give courage, infuse courage, inspire courage, reassure, encourage, embolden, inspirit, cheer, nerve, put upon one's mettle, rally, raise a rallying cry, pat on the back, make a man of, keep in countenance.

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