venture Definition in Cambridge British English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "venture" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

venturenoun [C]

uk   /ˈven.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/
C2 a new activity, usually in business, that involves risk or uncertainty: She advised us to look abroad for more lucrative business ventures. There are many joint ventures between American and Japanese companies.
More examples

ventureverb [I usually + adv/prep, T]

uk   /ˈven.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/ formal
C2 to risk going somewhere or doing something that might be dangerous or unpleasant, or to risk saying something that might be criticized: She rarely ventured outside, except when she went to stock up on groceries at the corner shop. As we set off into the forest, we felt as though we were venturing (forth) into the unknown. She tentatively ventured the opinion that the project would be too expensive to complete, but the boss ignored her.
More examples
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of venture from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of venture?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “venture” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
dole

the money that the government gives to people who are unemployed

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More