VEN'TURE, noun [Latin venio, ventus, venturus, to come.]
1. A hazard; an undertaking of chance or danger; the risking of something upon an event which cannot be foreseen with tolerable certainty.
I, in this venture double gains pursue.
2. Chance; hap; contingency; luck; an event that is not or cannot be foreseen.
3. The thing put to hazard; particularly, something sent to sea in trade.
My ventures are not in one bottom trusted.
At a venture at hazard; without seeing the end or mark; or without foreseeing the issue.
A bargain at a venture made.
A certain man drew a bow at a venture 1 Kings 22:34.
VEN'TURE, verb intransitive
1. To dare; to have courage or presumption to do, undertake or say. A man ventures to mount a ladder; he ventures into battle; he ventures to assert things which he does not know.
2. To run a hazard or risk.
Who freights a ship to venture on the seas.
To venture at,
To venture on or upon, To dare to engage in; to attempt without any certainty of success. It is rash to venture upon such a project.
And when I venture at the comic style.
VEN'TURE, verb transitive
1. To expose to hazard; to risk; as, to venture one's person in a balloon.
2. To put or send on a venture or chance; as, to venture a horse to the West Indies.