- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈvɛn.t͡ʃɚ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈvɛn.t͡ʃə/
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- Rhymes: -ɛntʃə(ɹ)
- Hyphenation: ven‧ture
venture (plural ventures)
- A risky or daring undertaking or journey.
- 1979, Johanna Menzel Meskill, A Chinese Pioneer Family, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, →ISBN, OCLC 899004067, OL 4749470M, page 191:
- Other jobs which the governor entrusted to Ch'ao-tung dealt with the economic exploitation of the newly won mountain areas. In the Miao-li region, Ch'ao-tung headed an office for developing the petroleum resources discovered there.³⁸ Without much success during his tenure, the venture was later turned over to private entrepreneurs.
- An event that is not, or cannot be, foreseen.
- The thing risked; especially, something sent to sea in trade.
- Synonym: stake
a risky or daring undertaking or journey
- (transitive) To undertake a risky or daring journey.
- 1693, Decimus Junius Juvenalis; John Dryden Jun., transl., “[The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis.] The Fourteenth Satyr”, in The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis. Translated into English Verse. […] Together with the Satires of Aulus Persius Flaccus. […], London: Printed for Jacob Tonson […], OCLC 80026745:
- who freights a ship to venture on the seas
- (transitive) To risk or offer.
- to venture funds
- to venture a guess
- 1939 November, “What the Railways are Doing: Penda's Way—A Station built in a Day”, in Railway Magazine, page 364:
- [...] Mrs. Bray [...] expressed amazement at the speed with which the station was completed, and ventured the opinion that private contractors could still learn something from the railway companies.
- (intransitive) to dare to engage in; to attempt without any certainty of success. Used with at or on
- (transitive) To put or send on a venture or chance.
- to venture a horse to the West Indies
- (transitive) To confide in; to rely on; to trust.
- (transitive) To say something.
to undertake a risky journey
to dare to engage in; to attempt without any certainty of success
- venture in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- venture in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911
- plural of