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1. That which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap; hence, chance of danger or loss. Nay, a far less good to man it will be found, if she must, at all adventures, be fastened upon him individually. (Milton)

2. Risk; danger; peril. He was in great adventure of his life. (Berners)

3. The encountering of risks; hazardous and striking enterprise; a bold undertaking, in which hazards are to be encountered, and the issue is staked upon unforeseen events; a daring feat. He loved excitement and adventure. (Macaulay)

4. A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; as, the adventures of one's life.

5. A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account. A bill of adventure, a writing setting forth that the goods shipped are at the owner's risk.

Synonym: Undertaking, enterprise, venture, event.

Origin: oe. Aventure, aunter, anter, f. Aventure, fr. LL. Adventura, fr. L. Advenire, adventum, to arrive, which in the romance languages took the sense of to happen, befall. see Advene.

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