• WordNet 3.6
    • adj venturous disposed to venture or take risks "audacious visions of the total conquest of space","an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas","the most daring of contemporary fiction writers","a venturesome investor","a venturous spirit"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Venturous Daring; bold; hardy; fearless; venturesome; adventurous; as, a venturous soldier. "This said, he paused not, but with venturous arm
      He plucked, he tasted."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • venturous Daring; bold; hardy; fearless; intrepid; adventurous.
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  • Raupach
    “Age considers; youth ventures.”
  • Frank Gifford
    Frank Gifford
    “Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.”
  • Emily Dickinson
    “Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.”
  • Peter Wastholm
    Peter Wastholm
    “Nothing ventured, nothing gained -- but if everything is ventured, and still nothing gained, give up and venture elsewhere.”
  • Richard M. DeVos
    Richard M. DeVos
    “It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “To aim at excellence, our reputation, and friends, and all must be ventured; to aim at the average we run no risk and provide little service.”


Nothing ventured, nothing gained - You can't win if you don't join in the game; if you don't participate in something, you will not achieve anything.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Aphetic form of OE. aventurous,. See Adventurous Venture (n.)


In literature:

So also none ventures to look at Bhishma, the son of Ganga.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Going back to Jacksonville I ventured to talk to Reverdy about Dorothy.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
He, too, ventured to repeat the experiment of his predecessor.
"The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3)" by James Anthony Froude
But the empty street before him promised an easy passage, and he ventured into it and passed quickly through it.
"Count Hannibal A Romance of the Court of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
They not only never arrive at success, but never even venture to expect it.
"The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
Twice you have ventured to call me Mrs. Brudenell.
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
A half-hour later, when Chloe again ventured from the tent, all evidence of the struggle had disappeared.
"The Gun-Brand" by James B. Hendryx
Not they, I will venture to affirm.
"The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846" by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
How came you, Sir," he continued, addressing Sheppard, "to venture upon that frame.
"Jack Sheppard" by William Harrison Ainsworth
That same day, at supper, seeing that Richard was apparently in good humor, Desmond ventured to make a suggestion.
"In Clive's Command" by Herbert Strang
They were always prepared to go into daring ventures.
"The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
After that Otho ventured to enter the camp.
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
Hampton crept closer in beside the girl while the shadows deepened, and ventured to touch her hand.
"Bob Hampton of Placer" by Randall Parrish
Some censorious critic even ventured to hint that it was added by the hand of art.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
He replied, telling what he was but not who he was; he felt a twinge of disappointment because she did not venture to probe into his identity.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
He ventured to peep above the bracken.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
He observed that not one of them ventured to meet his eye as he awaited their utterance.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
Handy remained alone for some time below, probably turning over in his mind the problem of the next venture, and then went on deck.
"A Pirate of Parts" by Richard Neville
When Quintana disappeared among the tamaracks, Leverett ventured to rise to his knees.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
That was really my first business venture.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon

In poetry:

Too venturous once — if thence thy name
Fair Lake — and have such chances been?
— Ah! let each lowly cross proclaim
Along this lengthening journey seen.
"Le Lac Des Morts" by George Jehoshaphat Mountain
The Father must display, before thy face,
His mercies, and the riches of his grace,
In giving thee his best-beloved Son;
Ere thou canst venture to approach his throne.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
Ah! but neither you nor I
Dare in earnest venture so;
Still we let the good days die
And to swell the reckoning go.
What are those that know the way,
Yet to walk therein delay?
"Pereunt Et Imputantur" by Sir Henry Newbolt
"Before I will see the worst of you all
To come into danger of death or of thrall,
This hand and this life I will venture so free:"
Was not this a brave bonny lasse, Mary Ambree?
"Mary Ambree" by Andrew Lang
Beautiful town of Montrose, I will now commence my lay,
And I will write in praise of thee without dismay,
And in spite of all your foes,
I will venture to call thee Bonnie Montrose.
"Bonnie Montrose" by William Topaz McGonagall
The meteors cease to play, that mov'd so fleet
And spectres from the murky groves retreat,
The prowling wolf withdraws, which bowl'd so bold
And bleating flocks may venture from the fold.
"On The Evening And Morning" by George Moses Horton

In news:

Venture capitalists back away from "me, too" companies.
People aren't standing in line to play, but the new venture is doing better than expected, according to Jim Gannarelli, manager of the Tonto Apache Tribe's casino.
A Musical Venture to Cape Breton .
Jamestown Business College Organizational Behavior students recently ventured out into the community to put their classroom lessons to the test and to make a difference in the community.
JAMESTOWN — Jamestown Business College Organizational Behavior students recently ventured out into the community to put their classroom lessons to the test and to make a difference in the community.
Ohio Private Equity and Venture Capital Firms.
Take Part in Walks and Talks to Learn About Different Farming Ventures.
Apple's digital textbook venture, launched yesterday in New York, is just the latest attempt to bridge a yawning gulf between technology and learning.
Hungry Start-Up Strategy: Creating New Ventures with Limited Resources and Unlimited Vision.
For kids at the fair who raise animals as a financial venture this caused a problem.
Most experts accuse greedy venture capitalists, inexperienced managers or impatient shareholders.
A lively panel of investors demystified venture and angel funding for an audience of early stage entrepreneurs during a recent event sponsored by, an online exchange and national events organization.
Inside the world of M&A, IPOs, and Venture Capital.
Venture Capital Firms, Once Discreet , Learn the Promotional Game.
There's no better time to venture to Oahu's North Shore than in the winter months.

In science:

The IRS was a collaborative venture between Cornell University and Ball Aerospace Corporation funded by NASA through the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Ames Research Center.
Spitzer-IRS Sectroscopy of the Prototype Wolf-Rayet star EZ CMa (HD 50896)
If some instability caused the star to venture slightly into this zone, we would expect the star to undergo a very short, unstable period.
Bringing VY Canis Majoris Down to Size: An Improved Determination of Its Effective Tempeature
The first astronomical discovery was made less than a century ago, and it has only been in the past two decades that major ventures in the discipline have taken place.
Astronomy in Antarctica
It is barely a century since the first explorers ventured into the interior.
Astronomy in Antarctica
Al Harper and John Bally, and later John Carlstrom, made possible our participation in the early years of the CARA venture there, and this gave us the springboard to take our program to the high plateau.
Astronomy in Antarctica
Somewhat surprisingly, we have now ventured back into the more common parts of spatial statistics: Whittle (1954, 1963) showed that, for any α > d/2, the solution to (6) has a Mat´ern covariance function.
Think continuous: Markovian Gaussian models in spatial statistics
We thus see that electrons will not venture far from the Galaxy, but can range vertically outside the Galactic midplane.
Inverse Compton Contribution to the Star-Forming Extragalactic Gamma-Ray Background
This should become more clear in Section 5, when we venture into writing the Path Integral in terms of Fox’s H -functions.
Complex Path Integrals and the Space of Theories
Here I will mention only the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), which is an ambitious pro ject involving a joint venture of several astronomical institutes.
Cluster Surveys
Neutrino scattering physics has ventured into a new era.
NuFact05 Working Group 2 Summary: Experimental Results in Neutrino Scattering Physics
We also would like to thank the generous gifts by Microsoft, Yahoo!, IBM and Lightspeed Ventures.
Citing for High Impact
As a result, I venture to suggest that specialized searches for transients will continue – even into the LSST era. I end the article by discussing the importance of follow-up telescopes for transient ob ject studies – a topical issue given that in the US the Portfolio Review is under away (§5).
Cosmic Explosions (Optical Transients)
At high redshift, when galaxies were much smaller than in the local universe, runaways could venture far from the dense inner regions of their host galaxies.
Runaway Stars and the Escape of Ionizing Radiation from High-Redshift Galaxies
We end our venture to virtual oriented matroids as follows.
Combinatorics and Quotients of Toric Varieties
When considering the phenomenon of two cultures we shall venture to suggest one of the possible mechanisms regulating the interaction between the heuristic-logical and intuitive-imaginative thinking .
Schrodinger's cat and the problem of two cultures