venturer

Definitions of venturer
  1. noun
    a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas)
    synonyms: merchant-venturer
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    type of:
    merchandiser, merchant
    a businessperson engaged in retail trade
  2. noun
    a person who enjoys taking risks
    synonyms: adventurer
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    examples:
    Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt
    an Italian adventurer who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters (1725-1798)
    Sir Edmund Percival Hillary
    New Zealand mountaineer who in 1953 first attained the summit of Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay (born in 1919)
    Tenzing Norgay
    Sherpa mountaineer guide who with Sir Edmund Hillary was one of the first to attain the summit of Mount Everest (1914-1986)
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    argonaut
    someone engaged in a dangerous but potentially rewarding adventure
    adventuress
    a woman adventurer
    cowboy
    someone who is reckless or irresponsible (especially in driving vehicles)
    daredevil, harum-scarum, hothead, lunatic, madcap, swashbuckler
    a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    gambler, risk taker
    someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
    hotspur
    a rash or impetuous person
    mercenary, soldier of fortune
    a person hired to fight for another country than their own
    mountain climber, mountaineer
    someone who climbs mountains
    plunger, speculator
    someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
    alpinist
    a mountain climber who specializes in difficult climbs
    hedger
    someone who counterbalances one transaction (as a bet) against another in order to protect against loss
    ninja
    a member of the ninja who were trained in martial arts and hired for espionage or sabotage or assassinations; a person skilled in ninjutsu
    operator
    a speculator who trades aggressively on stock or commodity markets
    scalper
    someone who buys something and resells it at a price far above the initial cost
    tearaway
    a reckless and impetuous person
    venture capitalist
    a speculator who makes money available for innovative projects (especially in high technology)
    type of:
    individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
    a human being
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