Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who ventures or adventures; one who risks life, property, etc.; one who causes risk; one who puts to hazard.
  • noun A prostitute; a strumpet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who ventures, or puts to hazard; an adventurer.
  • noun rare A strumpet; a prostitute.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic One who ventures; a traveller or explorer.
  • noun business One who undertakes a business venture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who enjoys taking risks
  • noun a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas)

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

venture +‎ -er

Examples

  • The BestTripChoices site's questionnaire identifies you in one of six personality profiles, from a "venturer," who likes to find undiscovered gems and explore unique cultures, to an "authentic," who prefers everything familiar and predictable and likes going where there are lots of people -- it must be a good place, after all, if there are crowds.

    Are You an 'Authentic' Traveler?

  • On the "venturer" side of the scale, "mid-venturers" like some physical activity on trips and travel with intellectual curiosity for history.

    Are You an 'Authentic' Traveler?

  • It was indeed named as an "unindicted co-conspirator or joint venturer" in the Holy Land Foundation case--an Islamic charity that in 2008 was convicted of funding Islamic militant groups.

    The King hearings: Is CAIR a 'terrorist organization'?

  • It was indeed named as an "unindicted co-conspirator or joint venturer" in the Holy Land Foundation case--an Islamic charity that in 2008 was convicted of funding Islamic militant groups.

    Rep. Peter King's congressional hearings on American Muslim radicalization consider CAIR impact

  • For example, we handle cases where corporate managers or general partners breach their fiduciary duties and harm the business; partners disagree and want to dissolve the partnership or be bought out; or a partner or joint venturer backs out or is pushed out.

    Jammie’s new lawyer KAD Camara v the RIAA

  • But doubt in my lifetime, the economy will ever allow such a venturer.

    Home on the Range?

  • Ai waz wun foar 8 yeers an hubby is venturer leeda nao.

    But ai - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • By sharing risk between investor and venturer, it also shared power.

    Ethics, Economics and Global Justice

  • For example, we handle cases where corporate managers or general partners breach their fiduciary duties and harm the business; partners disagree and want to dissolve the partnership or be bought out; or a partner or joint venturer backs out or is pushed out.

    Jammie’s new lawyer KAD Camara v the RIAA

  • Don Imus was a joint venturer and originator and developer and producer of a shtick that made him rich and famous, churning the dignity of others into dollars on a commercial bottom line.

    Balkinization

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