Definitions of risk

  1. a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury; " he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime"; " there was a danger he would do the wrong thing"
  2. a source of danger; " drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
  3. expose to a chance of loss or damage; " We risked losing a lot of money in this venture"; " Why risk your life?"
  4. the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent
  5. the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred
  6. a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; " drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
  7. Hazard; danger; peril; exposure to loss, injury, or destruction.
  8. Hazard of loss; liabillity to loss in property.
  9. 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.
  10. To incur the risk or danger of; as, to risk a battle.
  11. Possibility of loss or injury; peril; danger.
  12. To expose to danger or peril; as, to risk one's life; to take the chances on; as, to risk a battle.
  13. Risker.
  14. Hazard: chance of loss or injury.
  15. To expose to hazard: to venture.
  16. Danger; hazard.
  17. To hazard; venture.
  18. To dare to undertake; venture.
  19. A chance of harm or loss; hazard; danger.
  20. Exposure to injury; hazard; danger; the chances of loss.
  21. To expose to injury or loss; to dare to undertake. To run a risk; to encounter danger.
  22. Exposure to injury or loss; danger; hazard.
  23. To expose to the chance of injury or loss; to hazard; to peril.

Usage examples for risk

  1. Then she said: " I cannot risk your not getting back. – Revenge! by by Robert Barr
  2. And if both parents, or one of them, suffered from epilepsy, would there be a great risk of the children suffering from it? – The Shrieking Pit by Arthur J. Rees
  3. Mrs Herbert followed, though almost inclined to find fault with him for running the risk of awakening her. – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  4. I would be glad to risk it. – The-Life-of-Phineas-T-Barnum by Benton, Joel
  5. Then he saw that it was necessary to risk the whole for the whole. – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  6. What is one risk more or less? – The Best Policy by Elliott Flower
  7. Could you risk it with me? – Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale
  8. Neither of us could do it alone, but together we can do it without the least bit of risk. – Old Granny Fox by Thornton W. Burgess
  9. Yet he took the risk. – Empire Builders by Francis Lynde
  10. He began by taking all the risk. – Esther by Henry Adams
  11. To attempt it would be to run no small risk of your lives." – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  12. Yes, I said; there is a risk of that. – Driven Back to Eden by E. P. Roe
  13. Don't risk it, therefore, young man. – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  14. Yes, it's worth taking the risk. – Home Fires in France by Dorothy Canfield
  15. " But I don't see that old Kemp is taking much risk," said Inspector Chippenfield. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  16. I love you now, and if you're brave enough to get fortune and a new start for us at this small risk, I'll love you all the rest of my life as no woman ever loved a man. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  17. There would be no risk for me; he would take charge of the whole affair. – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  18. Yes, he said, there's a risk- I don't deny that! – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  19. It seems to me a terrible risk! – Olivia in India by O. Douglas
  20. Well, with an old house like this, there is always the risk. – The Secret of the Tower by Hope, Anthony