venture

  • 1 Venture — Ven ture, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ventured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Venturing}.] 1. To hazard one s self; to have the courage or presumption to do, undertake, or say something; to dare. Bunyan. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a venture; to run a hazard or risk; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 venture — vb Venture, hazard, risk, chance, jeopardize, endanger, imperil can all mean to expose to the chance of being unsuccessful, lost, or injured. Venture implies a daring to stake something (as the success of an action or undertaking, one s life, or… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 venture — ven·ture / ven chər/ n: an undertaking involving chance, risk, or danger; esp: a speculative business enterprise see also joint venture Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 4 Venture — Ven ture, v. t. 1. To expose to hazard; to risk; to hazard; as, to venture one s person in a balloon. [1913 Webster] I am afraid; and yet I ll venture it. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To put or send on a venture or chance; as, to venture a horse to… …

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  • 5 Venture — Ven ture (?; 135), n. [Aphetic form of OE. aventure. See {Adventure}.] 1. An undertaking of chance or danger; the risking of something upon an event which can not be foreseen with certainty; a hazard; a risk; a speculation. [1913 Webster] I, in… …

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  • 6 venture — [ven′chər] n. [ME, aphetic for aventure: see ADVENTURE] 1. a risky or dangerous undertaking; esp., a business enterprise in which there is danger of loss as well as chance for profit 2. something on which a risk is taken, as the merchandise in a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 venture — (v.) mid 15c., to risk the loss (of something), shortened form of aventure, itself a form of ADVENTURE (Cf. adventure). General sense of to dare, to presume is recorded from 1550s. Noun sense of risky undertaking first recorded 1560s; meaning… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 venture — [n] gamble, attempt adventure, baby*, chance, deal, endeavor, enterprise, essay, experiment, exploit, feat*, hazard, header, investment, jeopardy, peril, pet project*, project, proposition, pursuit, risk, setup*, shot*, spec*, speculation, stab* …

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  • 9 venture on — index commence Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10 venture — ► NOUN 1) a risky or daring journey or undertaking. 2) a business enterprise involving considerable risk. ► VERB 1) dare to do something dangerous or risky. 2) dare to say something that may be considered audacious. ● nothing ventured, nothing… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 Venture — A venture is a major undertaking, synonymous with adventure. But can also refer to:In automobiles: * Chevrolet Venture, a General Motors Corporation minivan. * VentureOne, a concept car by Venture VehiclesIn business: * Joint venture, a strategic …

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  • 12 venture — ▪ I. venture ven‧ture 1 [ˈventʆə ǁ ər] noun [countable] COMMERCE a new business activity or project that involves taking risks: • She identified potential customers for a new business venture she was evaluating. joint venture …

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  • 13 venture — ven|ture1 [ˈventʃə US ər] n [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: adventure] a new business activity that involves taking risks business/commercial venture joint venture (=when two companies do something together) venture 2 venture2 v 1.) [I always +… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 venture — I UK [ˈventʃə(r)] / US [ˈventʃər] noun [countable] Word forms venture : singular venture plural ventures * a new business or activity a new/profitable venture a joint venture: a joint venture between the British and Italian authorities II UK… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 venture — venturer, n. /ven cheuhr/, n., v., ventured, venturing, adj. n. 1. an undertaking involving uncertainty as to the outcome, esp. a risky or dangerous one: a mountain climbing venture. 2. a business enterprise or speculation in which something is… …

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  • 16 venture — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ exciting ▪ latest, new ▪ profitable, successful ▪ costly, expensive …

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  • 17 venture — ven|ture1 [ ventʃər ] noun count * a new business or activity: a new/profitable venture a joint venture: a joint venture between British and Italian authorities venture ven|ture 2 [ ventʃər ] verb 1. ) intransitive to go somewhere unpleasant,… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 venture — I n. 1) to undertake a venture 2) a business venture 3) (misc.) to join smb. in a venture II v. (formal) (E) I venture to suggest that your whole idea is unworkable * * * [ ventʃə] (formal) (E) I venture to suggest that your whole idea is… …

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  • 19 venture — [[t]ve̱ntʃə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ ventures, venturing, ventured 1) N COUNT: usu supp N A venture is a project or activity which is new, exciting, and difficult because it involves the risk of failure. ...his latest writing venture. ...a Russian American… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 venture — 1 noun (C) a new business activity that involves taking risks: a commercial venture | joint venture (=an agreement between two companies to do something together) 2 verb formal 1 (intransitive always + adv/prep) to risk going somewhere when it… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English