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venture

noun

1 venture

Any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome.

Roget 676: undertaking; compact etc. 769; adventure, venture; engagement etc. (promise) 768; enterprise, emprise; pilgrimage; matter in hand ... show more

Roget 665: danger, peril, insecurity, jeopardy, risk, hazard, venture, precariousness, slipperiness; instability etc. 149; defenselessness ... show more

Polish: inwestycja



2 venture

An investment that is very risky but could yield great profits.

synonym: speculation.

Roget 621: chance etc. 156; lot, fate etc. (necessity) 601; luck; good luck etc. (good) 618; ... show more

Roget 675: essay, trial, endeavor, attempt; aim, struggle, venture, adventure, speculation, coup d'essai [Fr.], debut; probation etc. (experiment) ... show more

Dutch: windhandel
Polish: geszeft, spekulacja

3 venture

A commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit.

verb

1 venture

Proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers:
— We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer.

synonym: embark.

Roget 861: be courageous etc. adj.; dare, venture, make bold; face danger, front danger, affront danger, confront danger, brave danger, defy danger, despise danger, mock danger; ... show more

2 venture

Put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation.

synonyms: guess, hazard, pretend.

3 venture

Put at risk.

synonyms: adventure, hazard, jeopardize, stake.

Roget 621: chance etc. (hap) 156; stand a chance etc. (be possible) 470.    toss up; cast lots, draw lots; leave to chance, trust to chance, leave to the chapter of accidents, ... show more

Roget 675: try, essay; experiment etc. 463; endeavor, strive; tempt, attempt, make an attempt; venture, adventure, speculate, take one's chance, ... show more

Roget 665: be in danger etc. adj.; be exposed to danger, run into danger, incur danger, encounter danger etc. n.; run a risk; lay oneself open to etc. (liability) 177; ... show more

Dutch: bedreigen


Moby thesaurus: accept, advance, adventure, affair, agiotage, approach, arbitrage, assay, assume, attack, attempt, banter, be a man, be caught short, be short, beard, belong, bet, brave, broach ... show more.

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