What does the word venture mean?

Usage examples for venture

  1. And what a night to venture out into! – The Emperor of Portugallia by Selma Lagerlof
  2. Ah, well, sir, nothing venture, nothing have! – The Woman of Mystery by Maurice Leblanc
  3. Since neither reason nor prayer thou hearest; I must venture by force to take thee, dearest. – Faust by Goethe