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Adventist
Adventist Ad"vent*ist, n. One of a religious body, embracing several branches, who look for the proximate personal coming of Christ; -- called also Second Adventists. --Schaff-Herzog Encyc.
Adventitious
Adventitious Ad`ven*ti"tious, a. [L. adventitius.] 1. Added extrinsically; not essentially inherent; accidental or causal; additional; supervenient; foreign. To things of great dimensions, if we annex an adventitious idea of terror, they become without comparison greater. --Burke. 2. (Nat. Hist.) Out of the proper or usual place; as, adventitious buds or roots. 3. (Bot.) Accidentally or sparingly spontaneous in a country or district; not fully naturalized; adventive; -- applied to foreign plants. 4. (Med.) Acquired, as diseases; accidental. -- Ad`ven*ti"tious*ly, adv. -- Ad`ven*ti"tious*ness, n.
Adventitiously
Adventitious Ad`ven*ti"tious, a. [L. adventitius.] 1. Added extrinsically; not essentially inherent; accidental or causal; additional; supervenient; foreign. To things of great dimensions, if we annex an adventitious idea of terror, they become without comparison greater. --Burke. 2. (Nat. Hist.) Out of the proper or usual place; as, adventitious buds or roots. 3. (Bot.) Accidentally or sparingly spontaneous in a country or district; not fully naturalized; adventive; -- applied to foreign plants. 4. (Med.) Acquired, as diseases; accidental. -- Ad`ven*ti"tious*ly, adv. -- Ad`ven*ti"tious*ness, n.
Adventitiousness
Adventitious Ad`ven*ti"tious, a. [L. adventitius.] 1. Added extrinsically; not essentially inherent; accidental or causal; additional; supervenient; foreign. To things of great dimensions, if we annex an adventitious idea of terror, they become without comparison greater. --Burke. 2. (Nat. Hist.) Out of the proper or usual place; as, adventitious buds or roots. 3. (Bot.) Accidentally or sparingly spontaneous in a country or district; not fully naturalized; adventive; -- applied to foreign plants. 4. (Med.) Acquired, as diseases; accidental. -- Ad`ven*ti"tious*ly, adv. -- Ad`ven*ti"tious*ness, n.
Adventive
Adventive Ad*ven"tive, a. 1. Accidental. 2. (Bot.) Adventitious. --Gray.
Adventive
Adventive Ad*ven"tive, n. A thing or person coming from without; an immigrant. [R.] --Bacon.
Adventual
Adventual Ad*ven"tu*al (?; 135), a. Relating to the season of advent. --Sanderson.
Adventure
Adventure Ad*ven"ture, v. i. To try the chance; to take the risk. I would adventure for such merchandise. --Shak.
Adventure
Adventure Ad*ven"ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adventured; p. pr. & vb. n. Adventuring.] [OE. aventuren, auntren, F. aventurer, fr. aventure. See Adventure, n.] 1. To risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture. He would not adventure himself into the theater. --Acts xix. 31. 2. To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare. Yet they adventured to go back. --Bunyan, Discriminations might be adventured. --J. Taylor.
Adventured
Adventure Ad*ven"ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adventured; p. pr. & vb. n. Adventuring.] [OE. aventuren, auntren, F. aventurer, fr. aventure. See Adventure, n.] 1. To risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture. He would not adventure himself into the theater. --Acts xix. 31. 2. To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare. Yet they adventured to go back. --Bunyan, Discriminations might be adventured. --J. Taylor.
Adventureful
Adventureful Ad*ven"ture*ful, a. Given to adventure.
Adventurer
Adventurer Ad*ven"tur*er, n. [Cf. F. aventurier.] 1. One who adventures; as, the merchant adventurers; one who seeks his fortune in new and hazardous or perilous enterprises. 2. A social pretender on the lookout for advancement.
Adventuresome
Adventuresome Ad*ven"ture*some, a. Full of risk; adventurous; venturesome. -- Ad*ven"ture*some*ness, n.
Adventuresomeness
Adventuresome Ad*ven"ture*some, a. Full of risk; adventurous; venturesome. -- Ad*ven"ture*some*ness, n.
Adventuress
Adventuress Ad*ven"tur*ess, n. A female adventurer; a woman who tries to gain position by equivocal means.
Adventuring
Adventure Ad*ven"ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adventured; p. pr. & vb. n. Adventuring.] [OE. aventuren, auntren, F. aventurer, fr. aventure. See Adventure, n.] 1. To risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture. He would not adventure himself into the theater. --Acts xix. 31. 2. To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare. Yet they adventured to go back. --Bunyan, Discriminations might be adventured. --J. Taylor.
Adventurous
Adventurous Ad*ven"tur*ous, a. [OE. aventurous, aunterous, OF. aventuros, F. aventureux, fr. aventure. See Adventure, n.] 1. Inclined to adventure; willing to incur hazard; prone to embark in hazardous enterprise; rashly daring; -- applied to persons. Bold deed thou hast presumed, adventurous Eve. --Milton. 2. Full of hazard; attended with risk; exposing to danger; requiring courage; rash; -- applied to acts; as, an adventurous undertaking, deed, song. Syn: Rash; foolhardy; presumptuous; enterprising; daring; hazardous; venturesome. See Rash.
Adventurously
Adventurously Ad*ven"tur*ous*ly, adv. In an adventurous manner; venturesomely; boldly; daringly.
Adventurousness
Adventurousness Ad*ven"tur*ous*ness, n. The quality or state of being adventurous; daring; venturesomeness.
Coadventure
Coadventure Co`ad*ven"ture (?; 135), n. An adventure in which two or more persons are partakers.
Coadventure
Coadventure Co`ad*ven"ture, v. i. To share in a venture. --Howell.
Coadventurer
Coadventurer Co`ad*ven"tur*er, n. A fellow adventurer.
Disadventure
Disadventure Dis`ad*ven"ture (?; 135), n. [Pref. dis- + adventure: cf. OF. desaventure.] Misfortune; mishap. [Obs.] --Sir W. Raleigh.
Disadventurous
Disadventurous Dis`ad*ven"tur*ous, a. Unprosperous; unfortunate. [Obs.] --Spenser.
Gross adventure
Gross Gross, a. [Compar. Grosser; superl. Grossest.] [F. gros, L. grossus, perh. fr. L. crassus thick, dense, fat, E. crass, cf. Skr. grathita tied together, wound up, hardened. Cf. Engross, Grocer, Grogram.] 1. Great; large; bulky; fat; of huge size; excessively large. ``A gross fat man.' --Shak. A gross body of horse under the Duke. --Milton. 2. Coarse; rough; not fine or delicate. 3. Not easily aroused or excited; not sensitive in perception or feeling; dull; witless. Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear. --Milton. 4. Expressing, Or originating in, animal or sensual appetites; hence, coarse, vulgar, low, obscene, or impure. The terms which are delicate in one age become gross in the next. --Macaulay. 5. Thick; dense; not attenuated; as, a gross medium. 6. Great; palpable; serious; vagrant; shameful; as, a gross mistake; gross injustice; gross negligence. 7. Whole; entire; total; without deduction; as, the gross sum, or gross amount, the gross weight; -- opposed to net. Gross adventure (Law) the loan of money upon bottomry, i. e., on a mortgage of a ship. Gross average (Law), that kind of average which falls upon the gross or entire amount of ship, cargo, and freight; -- commonly called general average. --Bouvier. --Burrill. Gross receipts, the total of the receipts, before they are diminished by any deduction, as for expenses; -- distinguished from net profits. --Abbott. Gross weight the total weight of merchandise or goods, without deduction for tare, tret, or waste; -- distinguished from neat, or net, weight.
Misadventured
Misadventured Mis`ad*ven"tured, a. Unfortunate. [Obs.]
Misadventurous
Misadventurous Mis`ad*ven"tur*ous, a. Unfortunate.
Peradventure
Peradventure Per`ad*ven"ture, adv. & conj. [OE. per aventure, F. par aventure. See Per, and Adventure.] By chance; perhaps; it may be; if; supposing. ``If peradventure he speak against me.' --Shak. Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city. --Gen. xviii. 24.
Peradventure
Peradventure Per`ad*ven"ture, n. Chance; hap; hence, doubt; question; as, proved beyond peradventure. --South.
Second Adventists
Adventist Ad"vent*ist, n. One of a religious body, embracing several branches, who look for the proximate personal coming of Christ; -- called also Second Adventists. --Schaff-Herzog Encyc.

Meaning of Advent from wikipedia

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