Synonyms for adventures

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ad-ven-cher
Phonetic Transcription : ædˈvɛn tʃər

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Définition of adventures

Origin :
  • c.1200, auenture "that which happens by chance, fortune, luck," from Old French aventure (11c.) "chance, accident, occurrence, event, happening," from Latin adventura (res) "(a thing) about to happen," from adventurus, future participle of advenire "to come to, reach, arrive at," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + venire "to come" (see venue).
  • Meaning developed through "risk/danger" (a trial of one's chances), c.1300, and "perilous undertaking" (late 14c.) and thence to "a novel or exciting incident" (1560s). Earlier it also meant "a wonder, a miracle; accounts of marvelous things" (13c.). The -d- was restored 15c.-16c. Venture is a 15c. variant.
  • noun risky or unexpected undertaking
Example sentences :
  • In the course of this process he fell into adventures, some of them, perhaps, unedifying.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • They all admired and respected her, and nobody doubted the reality of her adventures.
  • Extract from : « Harriet, The Moses of Her People » by Sarah H. Bradford
  • Many a dismal and unhappy tale might be wrought out of its other adventures.
  • Extract from : « Other Tales and Sketches » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • DO you reckon Tom Sawyer was satisfied after all them adventures?
  • Extract from : « Tom Sawyer Abroad » by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • He did not like to tell her that in his heart he wished to go in search of adventures.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • She was anxious to hear my adventures, and the reason of my long absence.
  • Extract from : « Green Mansions » by W. H. Hudson
  • You were always wanting to be off after adventures yourself, Uncle Matthew!
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • I cannot stop to tell you hardly any of the adventures that befell Theseus on the road to Athens.
  • Extract from : « Tanglewood Tales » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Pierre was feeling very moved, for was not this the strangest of adventures?
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • No adventures of any sort happened to our hero in the course of his journey.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth

Antonyms for adventures

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