venture

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A venture is a risky undertaking. If your latest venture is a dog food store, you hope there are some hungry dogs around. Also, to venture is to go somewhere possibly dangerous, like if you venture out into a snowstorm.

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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.

Noun
any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome

Noun
a commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit

Noun
an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits; "he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it"

Verb
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"

Verb
proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers; "We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"

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Verb
put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"


n.
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.

n.
An event that is not, or can not be, foreseen; an accident; chance; hap; contingency; luck.

n.
The thing put to hazard; a stake; a risk; especially, something sent to sea in trade.

v. i.
To hazard one's self; to have the courage or presumption to do, undertake, or say something; to dare.

v. i.
To make a venture; to run a hazard or risk; to take the chances.

v. t.
To expose to hazard; to risk; to hazard; as, to venture one's person in a balloon.

v. t.
To put or send on a venture or chance; as, to venture a horse to the West Indies.

v. t.
To confide in; to rely on; to trust.


Venture

Ven"ture , 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.
I, in this venture, double gains pursue.
2. An event that is not, or can not be, foreseen; an accident; chance; hap; contingency; luck. Bacon. 3. The thing put to hazard; a stake; a risk; especially, something sent to sea in trade.
My ventures are not in one bottom trusted.
At a venture, at hazard; without seeing the end or mark; without foreseeing the issue; at random.
A certain man drew a bow at a venture.
A bargain at a venture made.
&hand; The phrase at a venture was originally at aventure, that is, at adventure.

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. 2. To make a venture; to run a hazard or risk; to take the chances.
Who freights a ship to venture on the seas.
To venture at, ∨ To venture on ∨ upon, to dare to engage in; to attempt without any certainty of success; as, it is rash to venture upon such a project. "When I venture at the comic style." Waller.

Venture

Ven"ture, v. t. 1. To expose to hazard; to risk; to hazard; as, to venture one's person in a balloon.
I am afraid; and yet I'll venture it.
2. To put or send on a venture or chance; as, to venture a horse to the West Indies. 3. To confide in; to rely on; to trust. [R.]
A man would be well enough pleased to buy silks of one whom he would not venture to feel his pulse.

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.

To hazard one's self; to have the courage or presumption to do, undertake, or say something; to dare.

To expose to hazard; to risk; to hazard; as, to venture one's person in a balloon.

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Usage Examples

I once asked a hermit in Italy how he could venture to live alone, in a single cottage, on the top of a mountain, a mile from any habitation? He replied, that Providence was his next-door neighbor.

Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.

Faith always contains an element of risk, of venture and we are impelled to make the venture by the affinity and attraction which we feel in ourselves.

Finance is critical. If sufficient investment is made in infrastructure and venture capital is made available, there will be a big improvement in the situation.

I delivered lectures, and I was also a consultant for international companies in finance, both private equity and big venture capital funds.

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.

I am inclined to attach some importance to the new system of manufacturing and venture to throw it out with the hope of its receiving a full discussion among those who are most interestedin the subject.

For myself, if I am to stake all I have and hope to be upon anything, I will venture it upon the abounding fullness of God - upon the assurance that, as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are His ways higher than our ways, and His thoughts than our thoughts.

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Other Usage Examples

Art owes its origin to Nature herself... this beautiful creation, the world, supplied the first model, while the original teacher was that divine intelligence which has not only made us superior to the other animals, but like God Himself, if I may venture to say it.

My host at Richmond, yesterday morning, could not sufficiently express his surprise that I intended to venture to walk as far as Oxford, and still farther. He however was so kind as to send his son, a clever little boy, to show me the road leading to Windsor.

Democracies are indeed slow to make war, but once embarked upon a martial venture are equally slow to make peace and reluctant to make a tolerable, rather than a vindictive, peace.

I would venture to guess that if I was a construction worker... who requested a transfer to another department for the betterment of his family, I would be commended for it. But because it's sports, there's just so much passion added to it.

Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.

One of the things that has been truly incredible to observe though, is the amount of venture investment that has gone into early stage security technology.

I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.

Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.

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