• WordNet 3.6
    • adj adventuresome willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises "adventurous pioneers","the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Samuel Clemens, the creator of the adventuresome Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, took "Mark Twain" as his pen name. This was not because he WAS a riverboat captain, but because he once wanted very badly to be one.
    • a Adventuresome Full of risk; adventurous; venturesome.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • adventuresome Bold; daring; adventurous; incurring hazard. See venturesome.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Adventuresome enterprising: ready to incur risk
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.—L. adventurus, about to happen, fut. perf. of advenīre. See Advent.


In literature:

The girl was susceptible and adventuresome.
"The Drums Of Jeopardy" by Harold MacGrath
If so, the beginning, to an adventuresome young spirit, seemed promising.
"Malvina of Brittany" by Jerome K. Jerome
Trying to prove that it happened is the highest work of the Adventuresome.
"Strictly Business" by O. Henry
A half-score of adventuresome gulls were still following in the foam-churned wake.
"The Blood Red Dawn" by Charles Caldwell Dobie
He was no coward; no man ever dared say that of him; but he seemed to have none of the adventuresome blood of his parents.
"Wolf Breed" by Jackson Gregory
Yet, as near as he could find out, his life had been anything but adventuresome or varied.
"The Triflers" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
And this fellowship, or intimacy, which he courted was destined to send Caillette forth on a strange and adventuresome mission.
"Under the Rose" by Frederic Stewart Isham
Even her dress was picturesque, adventuresome.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
They had an adventuresome journey, and were delighted to reach us at last.
"The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War" by Cecil Francis Romer and Arthur Edward Mainwaring
They are at least as brave, and more adventuresome.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. IX (of X) - America - I" by Various

In news:

Shaun MacGillivray talks of adventuresome life in films.
Family-friendly lodges provide an activity-rich haven for the adventuresome clan.
I've been feeling adventuresome lately, so I ordered a pork filled omelet despite the fact that I usually care for neither shredded pork nor omelets.
I've been feeling adventuresome lately, so I ordered a pork filled omelet despite the fact that I usually care for neither shredded pork nor omelets .
If you're not an adventuresome iPhone user, you may not have discovered that with the iOS 6 software update on the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5, you now have a new camera mode with the iPhone Camera app.
These adventuresome Swedes, led by instrumental virtuoso Gustav Ejstes, might be inspired by psychedelics, but they never leave anything to chemical-enhanced chance on their moody, lovely fourth album.
For the adventuresome sailor cruising in the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islands are well worth a visit .
Adventuresome yet audience-friendly contemporary music ensemble.
They're totally an adventuresome, outdoorsy couple too.

In science:

While there is no shortage of more mundane explanations for these results, some authors have taken a more adventuresome approach.
Beyond Standard Model Physics