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Adventurer definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ADVENT'URER, n.
1. One who hazards, or puts something at risk, as merchant-adventurers.
2. One who seeks occasions of chance, or attempts bold, novel, or extraordinary enterprizes.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a person who enjoys taking risks [syn: adventurer, venturer]
2: someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose) [syn: explorer, adventurer]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 15th century 1. one that adventures: as a. soldier of fortune b. one that engages in risky commercial enterprises for profit 2. one who seeks unmerited wealth or position especially by playing on the credulity or prejudice of others

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (fem. adventuress) 1 a person who seeks adventure, esp. for personal gain or enjoyment. 2 a financial speculator. Etymology: F aventurier (as ADVENTURE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Adventurer 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. 2. A social pretender on the lookout for advancement.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(adventurers) An adventurer is a person who enjoys going to new, unusual, and exciting places. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

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