from Latin adventurus, future participle of advenire, to arrive.
v. To take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
v. To try the chance; to take the risk.
v. To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare.
v. To risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture.
v. To proceed despite risks.
n. That which happens without design; thus, a chance of danger or loss.
n. Hazard; risk; chance; that of which one has no direction.
n. Participation in hazardous or exciting experiences: the love of adventure.
n. The encountering of risks; a hazardous and striking enterprise; a bold undertaking in which hazards are to be encountered and the outcome is staked upon unforeseen events.
n. A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; as, the adventures of one's life.
n. A wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful), an undertaking of a questionable or hazardous nature.
n. An unusual and exciting experience, possibly involving a dangerous activity, journey, experience, etc; or the excitement produced by such activities.