A venture is a major undertaking, synonymous with adventure. But can also refer to:

In automobiles:
* Chevrolet Venture, a General Motors Corporation minivan.
* VentureOne, a concept car by Venture Vehicles

In business:
* Joint venture, a strategic alliance between two or more parties to undertake economic activity together
* Venture (department store), a defunct discount department store operating across Australia
* Venture capital, general term for financing startup, early stage, and "turn around" type businesses
* Venture Management, an emerging business management discipline
* Venture philanthropy, an emerging approach that attempts to make philanthropy more effective
* Venture Stores, a former chain of retail stores headquartered out of O'Fallon, Missouri
* VentureSoft, a consulting corporation
* Venture Magazine a managment magazineIn entertainment:
* Errant Venture, an Imperial Star Destroyer in the Star Wars universe
* USS Venture, a Galaxy class starship (Star Trek) in the Star Trek universe
* SS Venture, a ship registered in Surabaya, chartered by film director Carl Denham to travel to Skull Island in both King Kong (1933 film) and King Kong (2005 film).
* Venture (TV series), a Canadian business television show on the CBC network
* Venture, a strategic card game by Sid Sackson
* Venture (arcade game), a video game
* Venture Science Fiction Magazine, a US science fiction magazine published in 1957-1958 and revived in 1969-1970
* "A Venture", a song by the U.K progressive rock group Yes and featured on their 1971 album "The Yes Album"
* The Venture Bros., a US animated television series airing as part of Adult Swim on Cartoon Network

In the military:
* NOTC Venture, the Canadian Naval Officer Training Centre based in CFB Esquimalt, British Columbia

In Scouting:
* Venture Scouts (Scouting Ireland), a program for youth aged between 15 and a half to 21 years of age
* Venture patrol, a program in Boy Scouting (Boy Scouts of America)
* Venture Scout, a section of the Scout Movement, mostly in countries of the Commonwealth of Nations
* Venturer Scouts (Australia), the fourth section of Scouts Australia
* Venturing (Boy Scouts of America), a membership division of the Boy Scouts of America
* Australian Venture, a Jamboree style event held for Venturers in Australia every 3 years

In Motorcycles:
* Yamaha Venture, a touring motorcycle manufactured by Yamaha from 1983 to 1993
* Yamaha Royal Star Venture, a touring motorcycle manufactured by Yamaha from 1999 to the present

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  • Venture — Ven ture, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ventured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Venturing}.] 1. To hazard one s self; to have the courage or presumption to do, undertake, or say something; to dare. Bunyan. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a venture; to run a hazard or risk; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • venture — vb Venture, hazard, risk, chance, jeopardize, endanger, imperil can all mean to expose to the chance of being unsuccessful, lost, or injured. Venture implies a daring to stake something (as the success of an action or undertaking, one s life, or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • venture — ven·ture / ven chər/ n: an undertaking involving chance, risk, or danger; esp: a speculative business enterprise see also joint venture Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Venture — Ven ture, v. t. 1. To expose to hazard; to risk; to hazard; as, to venture one s person in a balloon. [1913 Webster] I am afraid; and yet I ll venture it. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To put or send on a venture or chance; as, to venture a horse to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Venture — Ven ture (?; 135), n. [Aphetic form of OE. aventure. See {Adventure}.] 1. An undertaking of chance or danger; the risking of something upon an event which can not be foreseen with certainty; a hazard; a risk; a speculation. [1913 Webster] I, in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • venture — [ven′chər] n. [ME, aphetic for aventure: see ADVENTURE] 1. a risky or dangerous undertaking; esp., a business enterprise in which there is danger of loss as well as chance for profit 2. something on which a risk is taken, as the merchandise in a… …   English World dictionary

  • venture — (v.) mid 15c., to risk the loss (of something), shortened form of aventure, itself a form of ADVENTURE (Cf. adventure). General sense of to dare, to presume is recorded from 1550s. Noun sense of risky undertaking first recorded 1560s; meaning… …   Etymology dictionary

  • venture — [n] gamble, attempt adventure, baby*, chance, deal, endeavor, enterprise, essay, experiment, exploit, feat*, hazard, header, investment, jeopardy, peril, pet project*, project, proposition, pursuit, risk, setup*, shot*, spec*, speculation, stab* …   New thesaurus

  • venture on — index commence Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • venture — ► NOUN 1) a risky or daring journey or undertaking. 2) a business enterprise involving considerable risk. ► VERB 1) dare to do something dangerous or risky. 2) dare to say something that may be considered audacious. ● nothing ventured, nothing… …   English terms dictionary

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