venture
ven·ture /'ven-chər/ n: an undertaking involving chance, risk, or danger; esp: a speculative business enterprise see also joint venture

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

venture
I noun adventure, alea, attempt, business, campaign, chance, crusade, danger, dangerous undertaking, endeavor, enterprise, essay, experiment, facinus, gamble, hazard, investment, jeopardy, move, periculum, peril, plunge, project, quest, risk, risky undertaking, speculation, step, task, test, trial, uncertainty, wager associated concepts: business venture, joint venture, private venture II index activity, attempt, bet, business (commercial enterprise), compromise (endanger), embark, endeavor (noun), endeavor (verb), enterprise (undertaking), experience (encounter), experiment, invest (fund), investment, livelihood, mission, occupation (vocation), occurrence, offer (propose), operation, parlay (bet), presume, project, pursuit (effort to secure), pursuit (occupation), risk, speculate (chance), speculate (conjecture), speculation (risk), strive, try (attempt), undertake, undertaking (business), undertaking (enterprise)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


venture
n.
A risky undertaking; a business enterprise that involves some risk.
v.
To dare to do something; to undertake some enterprise that involves risk of loss.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • Venture — Ven ture, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ventured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Venturing}.] 1. To hazard one s self; to have the courage or presumption to do, undertake, or say something; to dare. Bunyan. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a venture; to run a hazard or risk; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • venture — vb Venture, hazard, risk, chance, jeopardize, endanger, imperil can all mean to expose to the chance of being unsuccessful, lost, or injured. Venture implies a daring to stake something (as the success of an action or undertaking, one s life, or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Venture — Ven ture, v. t. 1. To expose to hazard; to risk; to hazard; as, to venture one s person in a balloon. [1913 Webster] I am afraid; and yet I ll venture it. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To put or send on a venture or chance; as, to venture a horse to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Venture — Ven ture (?; 135), n. [Aphetic form of OE. aventure. See {Adventure}.] 1. An undertaking of chance or danger; the risking of something upon an event which can not be foreseen with certainty; a hazard; a risk; a speculation. [1913 Webster] I, in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • venture — [ven′chər] n. [ME, aphetic for aventure: see ADVENTURE] 1. a risky or dangerous undertaking; esp., a business enterprise in which there is danger of loss as well as chance for profit 2. something on which a risk is taken, as the merchandise in a… …   English World dictionary

  • venture — (v.) mid 15c., to risk the loss (of something), shortened form of aventure, itself a form of ADVENTURE (Cf. adventure). General sense of to dare, to presume is recorded from 1550s. Noun sense of risky undertaking first recorded 1560s; meaning… …   Etymology dictionary

  • venture — [n] gamble, attempt adventure, baby*, chance, deal, endeavor, enterprise, essay, experiment, exploit, feat*, hazard, header, investment, jeopardy, peril, pet project*, project, proposition, pursuit, risk, setup*, shot*, spec*, speculation, stab* …   New thesaurus

  • venture on — index commence Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • venture — ► NOUN 1) a risky or daring journey or undertaking. 2) a business enterprise involving considerable risk. ► VERB 1) dare to do something dangerous or risky. 2) dare to say something that may be considered audacious. ● nothing ventured, nothing… …   English terms dictionary

  • Venture — A venture is a major undertaking, synonymous with adventure. But can also refer to:In automobiles: * Chevrolet Venture, a General Motors Corporation minivan. * VentureOne, a concept car by Venture VehiclesIn business: * Joint venture, a strategic …   Wikipedia

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