Definition of Risk

1. Noun. A source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune. "Drinking alcohol is a health hazard"




2. Verb. Expose to a chance of loss or damage. "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong"
Exact synonyms: Lay On The Line, Put On The Line
Generic synonyms: Assay, Attempt, Essay, Seek, Try
Specialized synonyms: Adventure, Hazard, Jeopardize, Stake, Venture, Bell The Cat

3. Noun. A venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury. "There was a danger he would do the wrong thing"
Exact synonyms: Danger, Peril
Generic synonyms: Venture
Specialized synonyms: Chance, Crapshoot, Gamble
Derivative terms: Peril, Perilous, Risky, Risky

4. Verb. Take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome. "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

5. Noun. The probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred.
Exact synonyms: Risk Of Infection
Generic synonyms: Chance, Probability

6. Noun. The probability of being exposed to an infectious agent.
Exact synonyms: Risk Of Exposure
Generic synonyms: Chance, Probability

Definition of Risk

1. n. Hazard; danger; peril; exposure to loss, injury, or destruction.

2. v. t. To expose to risk, hazard, or peril; to venture; as, to risk goods on board of a ship; to risk one's person in battle; to risk one's fame by a publication.

Definition of Risk

1. Noun. A possible, usually negative, outcome, e.g., a danger. ¹

2. Noun. The likelihood of a negative outcome. ¹

3. Noun. (qualifier Formal use in business, engineering, etc.) The potential (conventionally negative) impact of an event, determined by combining the likelihood of the event occurring with the impact should it occur. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To incur risk [to something]. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To incur risk [of something]. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To incur risk [by something]. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Risk

1. to expose to a risk (a chance of injury or loss) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Risk

1. The probability that an event will occur. It encompasses a variety of measures of the probability of a generally unfavorable outcome. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Risk

risibilities
risibility
risibles
risibly
rising
rising action
rising damp
rising prices
rising slope
rising star
rising tide
rising trot
rising up
risings
risk (current term)
risk-free
risk-taking
risk appetite
risk arbitrage
risk benefit
risk capital
risk equalisation
risk factor
risk factors
risk management
risk of exposure
risk of infection
risk of recurrence

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