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    'Adventure' does not mean 'joureny/travel'?

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    It does not mean the same as either "journey" or "travel". But either can be adventurous.

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    Does 'Adventure' mean 'journey/travel'?

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    Default Re: Adventure

    When used as a noun, 'journey' and 'travel' are synonyms of 'adventure'.

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    Default Re: Adventure

    They are not really synonyms. They don't convey much of the meaning of "adventure".

    Adventure: "an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity. Daring and exciting activity calling for enterprise and enthusiasm."

    Notice that "travel" and "journey" are not mentioned in the definition.

    Adventure is basically "an exciting activity" (which might involve travel, but doesn't have to).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koronas View Post
    They are not really synonyms. They don't convey much of the meaning of "adventure".

    Adventure: "an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity. Daring and exciting activity calling for enterprise and enthusiasm."

    Notice that "travel" and "journey" are not mentioned in the definition.

    Adventure is basically "an exciting activity" (which might involve travel, but doesn't have to).
    Journey Synonyms, Journey Antonyms | Thesaurus.com

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    Default Re: Adventure

    Seems another discussion about the definition of synonyms is coming up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Seems another discussion about the definition of synonyms is coming up.
    I look forward to that discussion!!!!!

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    Default Re: Adventure

    A thesaurus does not just give a list of synonyms for a word; it gives words that may be used in place of the original word - in the right context. Your link gives these words for journey

    adventure, airing, beat, campaign, caravan, circuit, constitutional, course, crossing, drive, expedition, exploration, hike, itinerary, jaunt, junket, march, migration, odyssey, outing, passage, patrol, peregrination, pilgrimage, progress, promenade, quest, ramble, range, roaming, round, route, run, safari, sally, saunter, sojourn, stroll, survey, tour, tramp, transit, transmigration, travel, traveling, traverse, trek, trip, vagabondage, vagrancy, venture, visit, voyage, wandering, wayfaring.


    I don't think anybody would claim that these are all synonyms for journey in all contexts.

    Journey can be used as an alternative to adventure in some contexts, such as, for example, Peter Pan's "To die would be a great journey".

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