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Definition of adventurer noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a person who enjoys exciting new experiences, especially going to unusual places He's a romantic at heart, a born adventurer.
  2. 2(often disapproving) (old-fashioned) a person who is willing to take risks or act in a dishonest way in order to gain money or power
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