Meaning of VENTURE in English
— venturer , n.
/ven"cheuhr/ , n. , v. , ventured, venturing , adj.
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 risked in the hope of profit; a commercial or other speculation.
3. the money, ship, cargo, merchandise, or the like, on which risk is taken in a business enterprise or speculation.
4. Obs. hazard or risk.
5. at a venture , according to chance; at random: A successor was chosen at a venture.
6. to expose to hazard; risk: to venture one's fortune; to venture one's life.
7. to take the risk of; brave the dangers of: to venture a voyage into space.
8. to undertake to express, as when opposition or resistance appears likely to follow; be bold enough; dare: I venture to say that you are behaving foolishly.
9. to take the risk of sending.
10. to make or embark upon a venture; dare to go: He ventured deep into the jungle.
11. to take a risk; dare; presume: to venture on an ambitious program of reform.
12. to invest venture capital.
13. of or pertaining to an investment or investments in new businesses: a venture fund.
[ 1400-50; late ME, aph. var. of aventure ADVENTURE ]
Syn. 6. endanger, imperil, jeopardize. 11. See dare .
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012