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Venture meaning

venture - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; " I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; " I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. An event that is not, or can not be, foreseen; an accident; chance; hap; contingency; luck.
  4. 4. The thing put to hazard; a stake; a risk; especially, something sent to sea in trade.
  5. 5. To hazard one's self; to have the courage or presumption to do, undertake, or say something; to dare.
  6. 6. To make a venture; to run a hazard or risk; to take the chances.
  7. 7. To expose to hazard; to risk; to hazard; as, to venture one's person in a balloon.
  8. 8. To put or send on a venture or chance; as, to venture a horse to the West Indies.
  9. 9. To confide in; to rely on; to trust.
  10. 10. Chance; hazard; risk; undertaking whose issue is uncertain.
  11. 11. To expose to hazard; risk.
  12. 12. To make a venture; run a risk; dare.

venture - examples of usage

  1. Should he venture to ask her why she sighed? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. May I venture to come in a minute? - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. He wants to get married, I imagine, and he can't venture till this point is settled." - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
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