venturer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n venturer a person who enjoys taking risks
    • n venturer a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Venturer A strumpet; a prostitute.
    • Venturer One who ventures, or puts to hazard; an adventurer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n venturer One who ventures or adventures; one who risks life, property, etc.; one who causes risk; one who puts to hazard.
    • n venturer A prostitute; a strumpet.
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Quotations

  • Raupach
    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
    Emily%20Dickinson
    “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.”
  • Aesop
    Aesop
    “Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.”
  • 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.”

Idioms

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.
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Usage

In literature:

The captain was a minute or two in deciding how far he would venture.
"The Devil's Own" by Randall Parrish
Yet this I will say: I have determined to venture all at your desire.
"Prisoners of Chance" by Randall Parrish
She boldly ventured to advance the needful twenty pounds, my Uncles Lauder and Morrison guaranteeing repayment.
"Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie" by Andrew Carnegie
I must venture out notwithstanding the rain.
"The Chief Legatee" by Anna Katharine Green
But in that case he must never venture to see Lady Laura Standish again.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
With the enormous demands made on her time by her home preparation, Winona did not venture to join many of the school guilds.
"The Luckiest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
Encouraged by the reports from Greenland, new colonists ventured out, and house-building went on briskly.
"Days of the Discoverers" by L. Lamprey
But he had never experienced this same feeling when he had ventured into those wildernesses.
"Star Born" by Andre Norton
I ventured, and to Pheneus brought my guest.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
May I venture to request of you, sir, the loan of sixpence?
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
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In poetry:

O 'tis a very sin
For one so weak to venture his poor verse
In such a place as this. O do not curse,
High Muses! let him hurry to the ending.
"Endymion: Book III" by John Keats
He starts, he wakes; — "What, Richard, ho!
Arise, my page, arise!
What venturous wight, at dead of night,
Dare step where Douglas lies!"—
"Thomas the Rhymer" by Sir Walter Scott
But some wha ventured were preserv'd,
An' afterhen were glad to think
Hoo they had rais'd the deein' heid,
An' held to fever'd lips the drink.
"The Fever-Cloud" by Janet Hamilton
Oh, mystic wind of fate, dost hold my dower
Where I may never know?
Of all my treasure ventured what amount
Will the sea send me in my parting hour!
"Lost At Sea" by Frances Fuller Victor
"O aid me, then, to seek the pair
Whom, loitering in the woods, I lost;
Alone, I dare not venture there,
Where walks, they say, the shrieking ghost."—
"Glenfinlas; or, Lord Ronald's Coronach" by Sir Walter Scott
"I dare not look. He wronged me never.
Men say we differ'd; they speak amiss:
This man and I were neighbors ever—
I would have ventured my life for his.
"At One Again" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

A humane society worker picked up the black piglet on Thursday after it ventured through someone's yard on Phillipsburg Union Road.
Education software company ventures into open source tech of Moodlerooms.
Burlington, VT, Jun 22, 2011 — The Vermont group, PossumHaw, ventures over to the New York side of Lake Champlain for a gig at the Cadyville Concert Hall on Saturday night (7:30).
Blurb 's investors include Anthem Venture Partners and Canaan Partners.
62 Gary Rieschel Qiming Venture Partners.
86 Barry Fidelman Atlas Venture.
18 Asad Jamal Eplanet Ventures.
66 John W Jarve Menlo Ventures.
72 Raman Khanna ONSET Ventures.
Alabama farmers are venturing into a budding crop industry that until recently was thought of primarily as a staple in their kitchen pantries.
Venture For America to link talent with Detroit businesses.
News Venture Local series focuses on construction industry .
Thomas Matlack is a venture capitalist, writer, dad, husband and founder of The Good Man Project.
Manchester's Dyn raises $38 million in venture funding.
The venture between the two companies will only encourage further cooperation between companies as well as innovation in the electric vehicle market.
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In science:

In our case, numerical experiments suggest that α = 3 and we venture to conjecture that this is the actual value of α.
Longest convex chains
We do not venture into the particularities of the IT tools and technologies to use.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
Moreover, they have a straightforward explanation in terms of the classical McKay correspondence which we venture to conjecture should allow a determination of the B-field values in a more general setting, too.
Orbifold Constructions of K3: A Link between Conformal Field Theory and Geometry
We can approximate the timescale for dynamically stripping a dwarf galaxy as τd ∼ 2√3(rd /σd ). A dwarf galaxy that ventures within 100 kpc of the two great ra jahs of the Local Group can be stripped in just a few gigayears.
Workshop Summary: The Dynamics, Structure and History of Galaxies
It is already clear that such a venture may be full of unexpected surprises.
Extended set of Majorana spinors, a new dispersion relation, and a preferred frame
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