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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: aventure, from Latin advenire 'to arrive', from ad- 'to' + venire 'to come'

adventure

noun
     
ad‧ven‧ture [uncountable and countable]
1 an exciting experience in which dangerous or unusual things happen:
a great adventure
Ahab's adventures at sea
an adventure story
2

sense/spirit of adventure

willingness to try new things, take risks etc:
Come on - where's your sense of adventure?

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