Adventure - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)
ADVENT'URE, n. [See Advent.]
1. Hazard; risk; chance; that of which one has no direction; as, at all adventures, that is, at all hazards. [See Venture.]
2. An enterprize of hazard; a bold undertaking, in which hazards are to be encountered, and the issue is staked upon unforeseen events.
3. That which is put to hazard; a sense in popular use with seamen, and usually pronounced venture. Something which a seaman is permitted to carry abroad, with a view to sell for profit.
A bill of adventure, is a writing signed by a person, who takes goods on board of his ship, wholly at the risk of the owner.
ADVENT'URE, v.t. To risk, or hazard; to put in the power of unforeseen events; as, to adventure one's life. [See Venture.]
ADVENTURE, v.i. To dare; to try the chance; as, to adventure on ""the tempestuous sea of liberty.""