Definitions for: Venture


[n] any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
[n] a commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit
[n] an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits; "he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it"
[v] put forward, of a guess; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"
[v] express in spite of possible refutation
[v] proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers; "We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"
[v] put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ven"ture (?; 135), n. [Aphetic form of OE. aventure.
See Adventure.]
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. --Bacon.

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.


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. --Bunyan.

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 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.


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.

Synonyms: adventure, embark, guess, hazard, hazard, jeopardize, speculation, stake

See Also: anticipate, business, business enterprise, call, campaign, cause, commercial enterprise, crusade, danger, drive, effort, experiment, express, forebode, foretell, gamble, give tongue to, go, investment, investment funds, joint venture, labor, lay on the line, move, movement, peril, predict, proceed, prognosticate, project, promise, put on the line, risk, risk, sally, sallying forth, smart money, speculate, surmise, suspect, task, undertaking, utter, verbalise, verbalize

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