Adjective "adventure" definition and examples

(Adventure may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ədˈvɛntʃə/

Definitions and examples

noun

An unusual and exciting or daring experience.
  1. 'As he readied himself to leave, his mind conjured up images of cities, strange new lands and exciting adventures.'
  2. 'It is a new experience, a new adventure, and we have lots of family and friends who will come out to see us.'
  3. 'A holiday in this province can be an exciting adventure.'
  4. 'You may find it one of your most exciting adventures.'
  5. 'It is also an exciting adventure and a story of a quest that must be fulfilled.'
  6. 'Read the exciting adventures of Black Bob, the clever sheepdog, in the wilds of Canada.'
  7. 'Starting a business based on a passion is an exciting adventure.'
  8. 'Unearthing incredible facts and artifacts for the Museum requires some exciting adventures.'
  9. 'In the tale Alice, an innocent enough young girl, steps through her mirror into a magical world where she has a range of exciting adventures.'
  10. 'Does the idea of touring conjure up exciting images of places to see and new foods and adventures to experience in foreign lands?'
  11. 'she travelled the world in search of adventure'
  12. 'She is a woman accustomed to both adventure and danger.'
  13. 'There is something endlessly appealing about this film, a sense of adventure and excitement as seen through the lens of a Hollywood of a more innocent time.'
  14. 'What happened to that sense of academic adventure, excitement and curiosity?'
  15. 'I go out looking for adventure and risk, so I can feel alive.'
  16. 'There was a flushed look on his face, as if the thrill of danger and adventure was something he dearly missed.'
  17. 'I am armed with a sense of adventure, and excited for what awaits.'
  18. 'This was what I had always dreamed of, true excitement and adventure.'
  19. 'Travelling by train has always been associated with romance and adventure, and one of the best ways to see the east coast of the States is by doing just that.'
  20. 'The past year was full of adventure and excitement.'
  21. 'You are a roamer and need adventure, excitement, and freedom.'
  22. 'I sold my East India adventure of £250 principal for £750'
  23. 'The only downside to my commercial adventure is the mischief being done to the American dollar.'

verb

Engage in daring or risky activity.
  1. 'I have been out adventuring again today at the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary.'
  2. 'Wills, a three-year-old black and white cat, decided to go adventuring.'
  3. 'For the time being, bushwacking will still be permitted, as will adventuring on unofficial boot trails, but protecting low-use zones will be a high priority.'
  4. 'In at least two battles, he had adventured his life for love of liberty.'
  5. 'Why had she adventured her life on a bold impulse to satisfy mere curiosity?'
  6. 'The document contains lists of the men and women who adventured money to the Virginia Company.'

More definitions

1. an exciting or very unusual experience.

2. participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises: the spirit of adventure.

3. a bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action of uncertain outcome.

4. a commercial or financial speculation of any kind; venture.

5. Obsolete. peril; danger; risk. chance; fortune; luck. verb (used with object), adventured, adventuring.

6. to risk or hazard.

7. to take the chance of; dare.

8. to venture to say or utter: to adventure an opini

More examples(as adjective)

"novels can be adventure."

Origin

Middle English: from Old French aventure (noun), aventurer (verb), based on Latin adventurus ‘about to happen’, from advenire ‘arrive’.