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Definitions of risk

  1. take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a source of danger; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. expose to a chance of loss or damage; "We risked losing a lot of money in this venture"; "Why risk your life?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. Hazard; danger; peril; exposure to loss, injury, or destruction. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Hazard of loss; liabillity to loss in property. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To incur the risk or danger of; as, to risk a battle. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The probability that an event will occur. It encompasses a variety of measures of the probability of a generally unfavorable outcome. Medical Dictionary DB
  13. Possibility of loss or injury; peril; danger. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To expose to danger or peril; as, to risk one's life; to take the chances on; as, to risk a battle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Risker. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. 1. In life insurance, the company's obligation assumed in the policy contract. 2. An insured person or an applicant for life insurance. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  17. Hazard: chance of loss or injury. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. To expose to hazard: to venture. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Danger; hazard. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To hazard; venture. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. To expose to a risk. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. To dare to undertake; venture. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A chance of harm or loss; hazard; danger. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Exposure to injury; hazard; danger; the chances of loss. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To expose to injury or loss; to dare to undertake. To run a risk; to encounter danger. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. Exposure to injury or loss; danger; hazard. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. To expose to the chance of injury or loss; to hazard; to peril. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. risk, n. hazard: chance of loss or injury.--v.t. to expose to hazard: to venture, to take the chance of.--n. RISK'ER, one who risks.--adj. RISK'Y, dangerous: venturesome.--RUN A RISK, to incur hazard. [Fr. risque (It. risico)--Sp. risco, a rock--L. resec[=a]re, to cut off--re-, off, sec[=a]re, to cut.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  29. Hazard, chance of or of bad consequences, loss, &c., exposure to mischance, (there is the r. of his catching cold; run rr., a r., the r., often of, expose oneself or be exposed to loss &c.; take rr. &c., expose oneself so; at the r. of his life; at owner\'s &c. r., he to bear any contingent loss); r.-money, allowance to cashier to cover accidental deficits; hence riskful, riskless, aa. (Vb) expose to chance of injury or loss; venture on, take the chances of, (r. the jump, a battle, a sprained ankle). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. n. [French] Danger; peril; exposure to hurt or loss;- the hazard of loss, as of a ship, freight, or other property;— hence, the degree of hazard or liability to loss;- that which is liable to loss; a venture; a doubtful undertaking. Cabinet Dictionary

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