VEN'TURE, n. [L. venio, ventus, venturus, to come.]1. A hazard; an undertaking of chance or danger; the risking of something upon an event which cannot be foreseen with tolerable certainty.I, in this venture, double gains pursue.2. Chance; hap; contingency; luck; an event that is not or cannot be foreseen.3. The thing put to hazard; particularly, 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; or without foreseeing the issue.A bargain at a venture made.A certain man drew a bow at a venture. 1Kings 22.
VEN'TURE, v.i.1. To dare; to have courage or presumption to do, undertake or say. A man ventures to mount a ladder; he ventures into battle; he ventures to assert things which he does not know.2. To run a hazard or risk.Who freights a ship to venture on the seas.
To venture at,
To venture on or upon, To dare to engage in; to attempt without any certainty of success. It is rash to venture upon such a project.And when I venture at the comic style.
VEN'TURE, v.t. 1. To expose to hazard; to risk; as, to venture one's person in a balloon.2. To put or send on a venture or chance; as, to venture a horse to the West Indies.
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