adventure Definition

  • 1an unusual and exciting or daring experience
  • 2engaging in hazardous and exciting activities, especially the exploration of unknown territory

Using adventure: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "adventure" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Their trip to the Amazon rainforest was quite an adventure.

  • Example

    She always loved the thrill of adventure sports like bungee jumping and skydiving.

  • Example

    The book tells the story of a young boy's adventures in a magical land.

adventure Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for adventure

Idioms Using adventure

  • if you don't take risks, you won't achieve anything


    He decided to quit his job and start his own business, thinking that nothing ventured, nothing gained.

  • the adventure begins

    a phrase used to indicate the start of an exciting journey or experience


    As they boarded the plane for their trip around the world, they exclaimed, 'And so the adventure begins!'

  • a phrase used to indicate that something exciting or unusual is about to happen


    As they set off on their road trip across the country, they shouted, 'Adventure time!'

Phrases with adventure

  • an experience that is unique and unforgettable, often used to describe a particularly exciting or dangerous journey


    Their backpacking trip through Southeast Asia was the adventure of a lifetime.

  • a type of tourism that involves travel to remote or exotic locations in order to engage in physically challenging outdoor activities


    Adventure tourism has become increasingly popular in recent years, with many people seeking out experiences like rock climbing and white-water rafting.

  • a film genre that typically features exciting and often dangerous journeys or quests, often set in exotic locations


    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark is a classic adventure movie.

Origins of adventure

from Old French 'aventure', meaning 'chance, accident'


Summary: adventure in Brief

An 'adventure' [ədˈvɛn(t)ʃər] is an unusual and exciting or daring experience, often involving hazardous activities or the exploration of unknown territory. It can refer to physical journeys, such as backpacking trips or adventure sports, or to fictional stories like 'The Hobbit.' Phrases like 'adventure of a lifetime' and 'adventure tourism' denote unique and unforgettable experiences, while idioms like 'nothing ventured, nothing gained' suggest that taking risks can lead to great rewards.

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