Meaning of “adventure” in the English Dictionary

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"adventure" in British English

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adventurenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ədˈven.tʃər/ us /ədˈven.tʃɚ/

A2 an unusual, exciting, and possibly dangerous activity, such as a trip or experience, or the excitement produced by such an activity:

She had some exciting adventures in Egypt.
We got lost on the Metro - it was quite an adventure.
Sam won't come - he's got no sense of adventure (= he does not enjoy dangerous or exciting situations).

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  • Coming to your screens shortly, the amazing adventures of 'Robin Hood'.
  • She had some exciting adventures in Egypt.
  • The advertisement glamorized life in the army, emphasizing travel and adventure.
  • Reading should be an adventure, a personal experience full of surprises.
  • This book is a thrilling adventure story.

(Definition of “adventure” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"adventure" in American English

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adventurenoun [ C/U ]

us /ədˈven·tʃər, æd-/

an unusual, exciting, and possibly dangerous activity, trip, or experience, or the excitement produced by such activities:

[ C ] She had some exciting adventures in Peru.
[ U ] Henry is looking for thrills and adventure.

(Definition of “adventure” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)