A bill of adventure(Com.), a writing setting forth that the goods shipped are at the owner's risk.

Syn. — Undertaking; enterprise; venture; event.

(Ad*ven"ture), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adventured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Adventuring ] [OE. aventuren, auntren, F. aventurer, fr. aventure. See Adventure, n.]

1. To risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture.

He would not adventure himself into the theater.
Acts xix. 31.

2. To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare.

Yet they adventured to go back.

Discriminations might be adventured.
J. Taylor.

(Ad*ven"ture), v. i. To try the chance; to take the risk.

I would adventure for such merchandise.

(Ad*ven"ture*ful) a. Given to adventure.

(Ad*ven"tur*er) n. [Cf. F. aventurier.]

1. One who adventures; as, the merchant adventurers; one who seeks his fortune in new and hazardous or perilous enterprises.

Adventive to Advocate

(Ad*ven"tive) a.

1. Accidental.

2. (Bot.) Adventitious. Gray.

(Ad*ven"tive), n. A thing or person coming from without; an immigrant. [R.] Bacon.

(Ad*ven"tu*al) a. Relating to the season of advent. Sanderson.

(Ad*ven"ture) n. [OE. aventure, aunter, anter, F. aventure, fr. LL. adventura, fr. L. advenire, adventum, to arrive, which in the Romance languages took the sense of "to happen, befall." See Advene.]

1. That which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap; hence, chance of danger or loss.

Nay, a far less good to man it will be found, if she must, at all adventures, be fastened upon him individually.

2. Risk; danger; peril. [Obs.]

He was in great adventure of his life.

3. The encountering of risks; hazardous and striking enterprise; a bold undertaking, in which hazards are to be encountered, and the issue is staked upon unforeseen events; a daring feat.

He loved excitement and adventure.

4. A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; as, the adventures of one's life. Bacon.

5. A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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