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

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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

rising action
rising damp
rising prices
rising slope
rising star
rising tide
rising trot
rising up
risk (current term)
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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