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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun adventure:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb adventure:


The word adventure is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun adventure

What does adventure mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adventures

  1. a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)

Alternative definition of the noun adventure


  1. That which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap; hence, chance of danger or loss.
  2. 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.
  3. A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; as, the adventures of one's life.
  4. A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account.

Definition of the verb adventure

What does adventure mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: adventured | adventuring | adventures

  1. take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
  2. put at risk

Alternative definition of the verb adventure


  1. [transitive] To risk or hazard; jeopard; venture.
  2. [transitive] To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare.
  3. [intransitive] To try the chance; to take the risk.


  1. "Adventure" is a 1945 American romantic drama film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Clark Gable and Greer Garson. Based on the 1937 novel The Annointed by Clyde Brion Davis, the film is about a sailor who falls in love with a librarian. Adventure was Gable's first postwar film and the tagline repeated in the movie's famous trailer was "Gable's back and Garson's got him!" Victor Fleming was one of Gable's favorite directors.
  2. "Adventure" is a 2014 drama film written and directed by Nariman Turebayev.
  3. "Adventure" is a 2011 Hungarian drama film directed by József Sipos.
  4. "Adventure" is a lost 1925 film produced by Famous Players-Lasky, distributed by Paramount Pictures and directed by Victor Fleming. It is based on Jack London's 1911 novel Adventure.
  5. "Adventure": Hartley and his wife, Miho Nikaido, travel to Japan to see her parents and reflect on twelve years of marriage, her career ambitions and the adventures of growing older. Featuring Miho Nikaido, Hal Hartley, the Nikaido family and various friends.


Adventure is a fictional film character.


Adventure a.k.a. Adventure Film: Adventure films are a genre of film. Unlike action films, they often use their action scenes preferably to display and explore exotic locations in an energetic way.

  • also known as Adventure fiction, Adventure Drama, /m/03k9fj

Phrases with Adventure

Phrases starting with the word Adventure:

  1. Adventure Game
  2. adventure story
  3. Adventure education

Phrases ending with the word Adventure:

  1. Text Adventure
  2. Action Adventure

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adventure

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Google previewOrganizations and Archetypes (2012)

by Monika Kostera

An adventure is a risky enterprise that stimulates the protagonist mentally and physically.

Google previewThe Gene Keys (2013)

Unlocking the Higher Purpose Hidden in Your DNA by Richard Rudd

Adventure is what happens when the human spirit breaks free from the mind. Adventure is a state of being that comes from the realisation of the oneness of all being. Adventure is not...

Adventure means that there is still some fear inside you , but you have reached a frequency that you know is high enough to outwit that fear.

Google previewFilm in Australia (2006)

An Introduction by Albert Moran, Errol Vieth

Recognizing adventure is the crux of the matter. Ian Cameron has asserted that there is no such...

As such, adventure is an affective term, akin to others such as entertainment and suspense. Cameron's position is an extreme one and has ...

Google previewThe Amazing Adventures of the Jewish People (1984)

by Max I. Dimont

The First Adventure is the amazing survival of the Jews from the fall of the Roman empire to the first Crusade (600-1100...

The Third Adventure is an inglorious chapter in Christian history and a testament to the indomitable spirit of the Jews.

Google previewGrowing Older (2006)

Tourism and Leisure Behaviour of Older Adults by Ian Robert Patterson

Soft adventure Refers to activities with a perceived risk but low levels of real risk requiring minimal commitment and beginning skills; most of these activities are led by experienced guides Hard adventure Refers to activities with high levels of ...

Google previewHarrap's essential English Dictionary (1996)

An adventure is an exciting or dangerous experience, such as a daring or eventful journey: They had had some exciting adventures in Africa, including an encounter with a crocodile. 2 (uncount) Adventure is the excitement of risk or danger: ...

Google previewPick and Pack's Adventure (2011)

by Gaye Lynn Trusty

Pick and Pack's Adventure is a tale of brother puppies.

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Out-of-School Learning (2017)

by Kylie Peppler

Adventure learning occurs when learning environments are designed to connect learners with real-world explorers and adventurers in other parts of the world. Recent advancements in digital communication technologies have significantly ...

Google previewLatham's "Johnson's dictionary." (1873)

by Sir George Webbe Dasent

Before " adventure" came to mean "chance," "accident," or "hazard" it meant the setting out on some search of a doubtful and dangerous result, on a daring " quest" of strange and uncertain event ; on a deed of daring, whether in religion, love, ...

Google previewLittle Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2014)

by Julia Cresswell

adventure audacious caper challenge chance danger dare escape explore Waltzing Matilda Anger blame curt grouch peremptory rage rile sarcasm sardonic savage scold Appearance chic dishevelled elegant frump handsome ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Hell (1998)

by Miriam Van Scott

The on-line computer adventure The Brotherhood features a band of rebel demons vanquishing hell. PANGEA. CORPORATION – JOHN SCHULTE, JOHN BESMEHN, CHERLY ANN Wong. 72 co Mp UTER GAMEs Hopper's digitized image ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism (2015)

by Carl I Cater, Brian Garrod, Tiffany Low

While adventure tourism does not have sustainability deeply linked to its definition (as in ecotourism for example), its location, often in fragile and remote locations, requires attention to sustainable outcomes. Further, a concern with injuries in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Sports Studies (2012)

by Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer G. Rolf

HO ADVENTURE SPORTS Adventure sports are that group of recreation activities which involve physical challenge and risk taking in an outdoor natural environment. Canoeing, rock-climbing, ADVENTURE SPORTS ...

Google previewGirl Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 Volumes] (2007)

An Encyclopedia by Claudia Mitchell, Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

Only secretly was the adventure genre enjoyed by girls. In the twenty-first century the archetypal boys' ...

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Quotes about Adventure

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. (G.K. Chesterton)
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Scrabble value of A1D2V4E1N1T1U1R1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of ADVENTURE

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