Adventure - My Word for 2016

2016 is a year of adventure.

Adventure is defined as (1):
  • an exciting or very unusual experience. 
  • participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises.
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The root, etymological, or historical meaning of adventure is, "to take a chance".  Ad means "to" and venture means "risky undertaking".  A venture is a place of fortune and chance.

Adventure means "a thing about to happen, come to, reach, or arrive at".  Adventure can involve risk and danger and be a trial of one's chances, or be a perilous undertaking.  Adventure may also mean a novel or exciting incident, a wonder, a miracle, or accounts of marvelous things (2).

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary:
  • A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account.
  • A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; as, the adventures of one's life.
  • Risk; danger; peril.
  • That which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap; hence, chance of danger or loss.
  • 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.
  •  To risk, or hazard; jeopardy; to venture.
  •  To try the chance; to take the risk.
  •  To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare.


Synonyms for Adventure (3):
  • enterprise
  • escapade
  • venture
  • risk
  • chance
  • undertaking
  • experience
  • feat
  • exploit
  • happening
  • occurrence
  • deed
  • event
  • incident
  • endeavor
  • fortuity
  • quest
  • fortune
  • happenstance
  • journey
  • passage
  • pilgrimage
  • attempt
  • campaign
  • engagement
  • excitement
  • fun
  • initiative
  • mission
  • opportunity
  • pursuit
  • tour de force
  • transaction
  • trip
  • accomplishment
  • achievement
  • activity
  • chronicles
  • crossing
  • encounter
  • migration
  • outing
  • trip
Antonyms for adventure:
  • avoidance
  • inaction
  • inertia
  • passiveness
  • boredom
  • latency
  • abstention
  • certainty
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1.WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
2..Online Etymology Dictionary
3. Power Thesaurus

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