An adventure is an exciting and probably risky trip, effort, or undertaking. Let's go explore the jungle! Don't be scared — it'll be an adventure!

To a kid from the city, a ride on the subway is just another trip across town. To a kid from the suburbs, though, it can be a real adventure — a trip to a strange place with all sorts of strange people, new sights, and surprising twists and turns. If you've ever been to the Great Adventure amusement park, you know that the whole place is designed to make you feel as though you're on a wild, exciting, and thrilling trip — a great adventure. People often go on an adventure hoping something wonderful will come of it.

Definitions of adventure

n a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)

dangerous undertaking, escapade, risky venture
Type of:
labor, project, task, undertaking
any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

v take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

chance, gamble, hazard, risk, run a risk, take a chance, take chances
go for broke
risk everything in one big effort
luck it, luck through
act by relying on one's luck
Type of:
assay, attempt, essay, seek, try
make an effort or attempt

v put at risk

hazard, jeopardize, stake, venture
Type of:
lay on the line, put on the line, risk
expose to a chance of loss or damage

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