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To risk, or hazard; to put in jeopardy; to venture. To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare. To try the chance; to take the risk. That which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap; hence, chance of danger or loss. Risk; danger; peril. 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. A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; as, the adventures of one's life. A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account. 


Syn. - Undertaking; enterprise; venture; event. 


 - A writing signed by a merchant, to testify that the goods shipped on board a certain vessel are at the venture of another person, he himself being answerable only for the produce. Goods sent abroad under the care of a supercargo, to be disposed of to the best advantage for the benefit of his employers, is called an adventure.


 - Marine insurance. A voyage involving financial and insurable risk.

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