Adventure Post #1

* We, as a society, underestimate the significance of adventure. We live in this great country is due to an adventure by Christopher Columbus and friends a long, long time ago. . . *



There are two definitions of the word ‘adventure’ :

The first, a noun, is described as: an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity.

The second definition, a verb, is: to engage in hazardous and exciting activity, esp. the exploration of unknown territory.

Synonyms for ‘Adventure‘ include: 

  • experience
  • exploit
  • feat
  • scene
  • trip
  • chance
  • contingency
  • endangerment

Some Antonyms of ‘Adventure‘ are: 

  • abstention
  • assurance
  • certainty
  • fact
  • plan
  • protection
  • reality
  • safety
  • surety

My favorite quotes in literature that either explicitly use the word ‘adventure’ or highlight it are:

“To die would be an awfully big adventure.”
– J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”
– J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

hairy potty


“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

The derivative of ‘ adventure ‘ takes us back to the 13th century, (Almost 2000 years ago!), to the french word ‘ aventure, ‘ which most nearly means “that which happens by chance, fortune, luck,” or “chance, accident, occurrence, event, happening.” It is evident how closely related the derivative is to the current word ‘adventure.’ However, It only vaguely outlines the physical sense of the word ‘adventure,’ rather than going into any detail about the further meaning of the word, which can now be described as “to risk the loss of,” or “to take a chance.”




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