1. Noun.  That which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap; hence, chance of danger or loss.
  2. Noun.  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.
  3. Noun.  A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; as, the adventures of one's life.
  4. Noun.  A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account.
  5. Verb.  (transitive) To risk or hazard; jeopard; venture.
  6. Verb.  (transitive) To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare.
  7. Verb.  (intransitive) To try the chance; to take the risk.

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