Definition of adventure noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ədˈventʃə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ədˈventʃər//
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  1. 1  [countable] an unusual, exciting or dangerous experience, journey or series of events her adventures travelling in Africa When you're a child, life is one big adventure. adventure stories Popper described science as the greatest adventure in the world. See related entries: Types of holiday/vacation
  2. 2  [uncountable] excitement and the willingness to take risks, try new ideas, etc. a sense/spirit of adventure I set out across the country looking for adventure. Wordfinderadrenaline, adventure, attempt, challenge, enthusiasm, escapade, excitement, explore, kick, thrill
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French aventure (noun), aventurer (verb), based on Latin adventurus ‘about to happen’, from advenire ‘arrive’, from ad- ‘to’ + venire ‘come’.Extra examples I had some hair-raising adventures when I was backpacking. Our trip to London was quite an adventure for the children. Perhaps the army offered adventure, a chance to travel. Perhaps the war offered adventure, travel, a use for his gifts. The journey began cheerfully with a sense of adventure. Those of you looking for adventure can shoot the rapids. We had a little adventure yesterday. hair-raising adventure films
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