Noun Adventurer Definition and Examples







A person who enjoys or seeks adventure.
  1. 'They expect to take 10 days to accomplish their Antarctica trip, using their specially designed kite-powered buggies - a journey which normally takes adventurers two months.'
  2. 'A Russian ship rescued two well-known Canadian adventurers who got caught in a storm while attempting to cross the Bering Straight in a row boat, authorities said today.'
  3. 'The millionaire adventurer was the first person to circle the globe solo in a hot-air balloon.'
  4. 'In April last year the Carterton adventurer attempted the first overflight of Mt Cook, only to be turned back by the weather as he got to within 100m of the summit.'
  5. 'A true adventurer, he is driven purely by thrills, seeking danger and excitement simply because nothing else will do.'
  6. 'It is an ideal destination for adventurers with an interest in history and music.'
  7. 'Four young adventurers play hide and seek in the country home of an old professor, where they stumble upon an enchanted wardrobe that will take them places they never dreamed.'
  8. 'The plucky adventurer is also attempting to trek up Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in July.'
  9. 'The adventurers, wearing hobnail boots and heavy tweed clothing, disappeared on June 8 1924 and were last seen within 2000 ft of the world's highest peak.'
  10. 'AN adventurer from Sheffield has vanished while attempting a solo walk through some of the most inhospitable terrain in the world.'
  11. 'a political adventurer'
  12. 'The once seamless constitution of the United Kingdom - the product of a millennium of political evolution - has been shredded by this adventurer and his gang of mercenary barrow boys, so that it is now reduced to incoherence.'
  13. 'They begin to give their backing to generals who dream of military coups, or to political adventurers and gutter journalists who try to redirect the bitterness of the mass of people against religious or ethnic minorities.'
  14. 'The play, written between 1613 and 1615, tells the story of Pedro, a loveable trickster, rogue and adventurer, played by John Ramm, who aims to help everyone to gain popularity.'
  15. '‘We will adopt all necessary measures to steadfastly smash any political adventurer aimed at splitting the motherland,’ he said.'
  16. 'In the 1920s British historian Charles Grey savaged the American adventurer as an unhinged embellisher at best, a liar at worst.'
  17. 'More novel is the suggestion that he was a child of 'a golden age of military and political adventurers'.'
  18. 'They said that the Germans were furious and obscene at their feasts; the Normans, vain and boastful; the Potevins, traitors and always adventurers.'
  19. 'It is the picaresque story of an Irish adventurer who unconsciously reveals his villainy while attempting self-justification.'
  20. 'With very few exceptions the patriots of this country are all timid adventurers led by ambitious intriguers, avid speculators who never dared to take up arms in our favour.'
  21. 'That is a mask that any political adventurer can put on.'
  22. 'Some private adventurers and investors in London suggested the possibility of introducing a Plantation.'
  23. 'In 1720 the Scottish adventurer John Law had attempted to set up a state bank on the promise of overseas trading profits, and had paid the king's debts in banknotes.'
  24. 'The Arabs were driven out in 1090 by a band of Norman adventurers under Count Roger of Normandy, who had established a kingdom in southern Italy and Sicily.'
  25. 'This family had been German military adventurers with no connection to Brandenburg-Prussia.'
  26. 'His father was a bullying adventurer who earned a precarious living as a mercenary soldier and deserted the family when Johannes was 17.'
((n.) One who adventures; as, the merchant adventurers; one who seeks his fortune in new and hazardous or perilous enterprises.|--|(n.) A social pretender on the lookout for advancement.|--|)


1. a person who has, enjoys, or seeks adventures.

2. a seeker of fortune in daring enterprises; soldier of fortune.

3. a person who undertakes great commercial risk; speculator.

4. a person who seeks power, wealth, or social rank by unscrupulous or questionable means: They thought John was an adventurer and after their daughter's money.

5. (usually initial capital letter) a member of Camp Fire, Inc., who is between the ages of 9 and 1



"There can be adventurer souls."
"There can be adventurer sirs."
"There can be adventurer reflexes."
"There can be adventurer realises."
"There can be adventurer profiles."
"There can be adventurer problems."
"There can be adventurer paths."
"There can be adventurer intentions."
"There can be adventurer headings."
"There can be adventurer guys."
"There can be adventurer firsts."
"There can be adventurer ferries."
"There can be adventurer experiences."
"There can be adventurer attentions."
"adventurers can be at works."
"places can have adventurers."
"people can have adventurers."
"adventurers can be in searches."
"adventurers can be within rooms."
"adventurers can be with worlds."

Late 15th century (denoting a gambler): from French aventurier, from aventurer ‘venture upon’ (see adventure).

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