Adjective "adventurer" definition and examples

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

Pronunciation

/ədˈvɛntʃ(ə)rə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A person who enjoys or seeks adventure.
  1. 'With the invention of the plane, adventurers sought uncharted areas to explore and limits to be pushed.'
  2. 'Charles Lindbergh's stunning crossing of the Atlantic did not stop other aerial adventurers from attempting the flight over that vast ocean.'
  3. 'A true adventurer, he is driven purely by thrills, seeking danger and excitement simply because nothing else will do.'
  4. 'The area is a great place for adventurers and people who want a long holiday.'
  5. 'They expect to take 10 days to accomplish their Antarctica trip, using their specially designed kite-powered buggies - a journey which normally takes adventurers two months.'
  6. 'It is an ideal destination for adventurers with an interest in history and music.'
  7. 'In April last year the Carterton adventurer attempted the first overflight of Mt Cook, only to be turned back by the weather as he got to within 100m of the summit.'
  8. 'Four young adventurers play hide and seek in the country home of an old professor, where they stumble upon an enchanted wardrobe that will take them places they never dreamed.'
  9. 'With 15 fellow adventurers, Richard will brave the north side of the mountain, the route taken by doomed explorers Mallory and Irvine in 1924, rather than that taken by Hilary and Norgay Tensing.'
  10. 'You and 53 other adventurers will stay aboard the Polar Pioneer, your floating base camp, where you'll have input in planning the ship's day-to-day itinerary.'
  11. 'a political adventurer'
  12. 'The unsung Victorian adventurer hacked, bullied and charmed his way through uncharted jungle to help establish British colonial rule in Burma.'
  13. 'That is a mask that any political adventurer can put on.'
  14. 'In the 1920s British historian Charles Grey savaged the American adventurer as an unhinged embellisher at best, a liar at worst.'
  15. 'It is the picaresque story of an Irish adventurer who unconsciously reveals his villainy while attempting self-justification.'
  16. 'More novel is the suggestion that he was a child of 'a golden age of military and political adventurers'.'
  17. 'They said that the Germans were furious and obscene at their feasts; the Normans, vain and boastful; the Potevins, traitors and always adventurers.'
  18. 'The socialist order is not a field in which political adventurers can be successful.'
  19. 'European adventurers, pirates and evangelists began flocking to its shores, commencing the systematic plundering of the subcontinent that would continue over subsequent centuries.'
  20. 'Its expansive qualities are also evident in its rulership over adventurers, entrepreneurs, risk takers, investors, and explorers.'
  21. 'The once seamless constitution of the United Kingdom - the product of a millennium of political evolution - has been shredded by this adventurer and his gang of mercenary barrow boys, so that it is now reduced to incoherence.'
  22. 'She was the natural daughter of a financial adventurer who bequeathed her his fortune.'
  23. 'In 1720 the Scottish adventurer John Law had attempted to set up a state bank on the promise of overseas trading profits, and had paid the king's debts in banknotes.'
  24. 'His father was a bullying adventurer who earned a precarious living as a mercenary soldier and deserted the family when Johannes was 17.'
  25. 'This family had been German military adventurers with no connection to Brandenburg-Prussia.'
  26. 'The ranks of the Swedish army by now contained many adventurers and dubious mercenaries, and it was a shadow of its former self.'

More definitions

1. a person who has, enjoys, or seeks adventures.

2. a seeker of fortune in daring enterprises; soldier of fortune.

3. a person who undertakes great commercial risk; speculator.

4. a person who seeks power, wealth, or social rank by unscrupulous or questionable means: They thought John was an adventurer and after their daughter's money.

5. (usually initial capital letter) a member of Camp Fire, Inc., who is between the ages of 9 and 1

More examples(as adjective)

"willings can be adventurer."

Origin

Late 15th century (denoting a gambler): from French aventurier, from aventurer ‘venture upon’ (see adventure).