2. A social pretender on the lookout for advancement.
(Ad*ven"ture*some) a. Full of risk; adventurous; venturesome. Ad*ven"ture*some*ness,
(Ad*ven"tur*ess) n. A female adventurer; a woman who tries to gain position by equivocal
(Ad*ven"tur*ous) a. [OE. aventurous, aunterous, OF. aventuros, F. aventureux, fr. aventure.
See Adventure, n.]
1. Inclined to adventure; willing to incur hazard; prone to embark in hazardous enterprise; rashly daring;
applied to persons.
Bold deed thou hast presumed, adventurous Eve.
2. Full of hazard; attended with risk; exposing to danger; requiring courage; rash; applied to acts; as, an
adventurous undertaking, deed, song.
Syn. Rash; foolhardy; presumptuous; enterprising; daring; hazardous; venturesome. See Rash.
(Ad*ven"tur*ous*ly), adv. In an adventurous manner; venturesomely; boldly; daringly.
(Ad*ven"tur*ous*ness), n. The quality or state of being adventurous; daring; venturesomeness.
(Ad"verb) n. [L. adverbium; ad + verbum word, verb: cf. F. adverbe.] (Gram.) A word used to
modify the sense of a verb, participle, adjective, or other adverb, and usually placed near it; as, he writes
well; paper extremely white.
(Ad*ver"bi*al) a. [L. adverbialis: cf. F. adverbial.] Of or pertaining to an adverb; of the nature
of an adverb; as, an adverbial phrase or form.
(Ad*ver`bi*al"i*ty) n. The quality of being adverbial. Earle.
(Ad*ver"bi*al*ize) v. t. To give the force or form of an adverb to.
(Ad*ver"bi*al*ly), adv. In the manner of an adverb.
(||Ad`ver*sa"ri*a) n. pl. [L. adversaria neut. pl. of adversarius.] A miscellaneous collection
of notes, remarks, or selections; a commonplace book; also, commentaries or notes.
These parchments are supposed to have been St. Paul's adversaria.
(Ad`ver*sa"ri*ous) a. Hostile. [R.] Southey.
(Ad`ver*sa*ry) n.; pl. Adversaries [OE. adversarie, direct fr. the Latin, and adversaire,
fr. OF. adversier, aversier, fr. L. adversarius (a.) turned toward, (n.) an adversary. See Adverse.]
One who is turned against anothe
r or others with a design to oppose or resist them; a member of an opposing or hostile party; an opponent; an antagonist; an enemy; a foe.
His ancient knot of dangerous adversaries.
Agree with thine adversary quickly.
Matt. v. 25.
It may be thought that to vindicate the permanency of truth is to dispute without an adversary. The Adversary, The Satan, or the Devil.