Definitions for: Adventurer


[n] a person who enjoys taking risks
[n] someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)



Webster (1913) Definition: Ad*ven"tur*er, n. [Cf. F. aventurier.]
1. One who adventures; as, the merchant adventurers; one who
seeks his fortune in new and hazardous or perilous
enterprises.

2. A social pretender on the lookout for advancement.

Synonyms: explorer, venturer

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