Adventive to Advocate
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
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.
(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.