Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AD-VEN-TI'TIOUS-NESS – AD-VERS'A-TIVE
The state of being adventitious.
Accidental; adventitious. [Little used.] – Bacon.
The thing or person that comes from without. [Little used.] – Bacon.
Relating to the season of advent. – Saunderson.
AD-VENT'URE, n. [Fr. aventure, from advenio. See Advent.]
- Hazard; risk; chance; that of which one has no direction; as, at all adventures, that is, at all hazards. [See Venture.]
- An enterprise of hazard; a bold undertaking, in which hazards are to be encountered, and the issue is staked upon unforeseen events. – Dryden.
- That which is put to hazard; a sense in popular use with seamen, and usually pronounced venture. Something which a seaman is permitted to carry abroad, with a view to sell for profit. A bill of adventure, is a writing signed by a person, who takes goods on board of his ship, wholly at the risk of the owner. – Encyc.
To dare; to try the chance; as, to adventure on "the tempestuous sea of liberty."
To risk, or hazard; to put in the power of unforeseen events; as, to adventure one's life. [See Venture.]
Put to hazard; ventured; risked.
Given to adventure; full of enterprise. – Bentham.
- One who hazards, or puts something at risk; as merchant-adventurers.
- One who seeks occasions of chance, or attempts bold, novel, or extraordinary enterprises.
Bold; daring; incurring hazard. [See Venturesome.]
The quality of being bold and venturesome.
Putting to risk; hazarding.
AD-VENT'UR-OUS, a. [Fr. aventureux.]
- Inclined, or willing to incur hazard; bold to encounter danger; daring; courageous; enterprising: applied to persons.
- Full of hazard; attended with risk; exposing to danger; requiring courage: applied to things; as, an adventurous undertaking. And followed freedom on the adventurous tide. – Trumbull.
Boldly; daringly; in a manner to incur hazard.
The act or quality of being adventurous.
AD'VERB, n. [L. adverbium, of ad and verbum; to a verb.]
In grammar, a word used to modify the sense of a verb, participle, adjective or attribute, and usually placed near it; as he writes well; paper extremely white. This part of speech might be more significantly named a modifier, as its use is to modify, that is, to vary or qualify the sense of another word, by enlarging or restraining it, or by expressing form, quality or manner, which the word itself does not express. The term adverb, denoting position merely, is often improper.
Pertaining to an adverb.
In the manner of an adverb.
AD-VERS-A'RI-A, n. [L. from adversus. See Adverse.]
Among the ancients, a book of accounts, so named from the placing of debt and credit in opposition to each other. A common-place book. – Encyc.
Adversary. [Bad.] – Southey.
Opposed; opposite to; adverse. In law, having an opposing party, as an adversary suit; in distinction from an application, in law or equity, to which no opposition is made.
AD'VERS-A-RY, n. [See Adverse.]
- An enemy or foe; one who has enmity at heart. The Lord will take vengeance on his adversaries. – Nah. i. In Scripture, Satan is called THE adversary, by way of eminence. – 1 Pet. v.
- An opponent or antagonist, as in a suit at law, or in single combat; an opposing litigant.
Noting some difference, contrariety, or opposition; as, John is an honest man, but a fanatic. Here but is called an adversative conjunction. This denomination however is not always correct; for but does not always denote opposition, but something additional.
A word denoting contrariety or opposition.