Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition 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. the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent
  3. the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred
  4. a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
  5. take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
  6. expose to a chance of loss or damage; "We risked losing a lot of money in this venture"; "Why risk your life?"
Similar Words: peril, danger, risk of exposure, risk of infection, hazard, jeopardy, gamble, chance, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance, put on the line, lay on the line

 

Hyponyms: chance, crapshoot, gamble, occupational hazard, health hazard, sword of Damocles, go for broke, luck it, luck through, venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize, bell the cat

 

Derivational Morphology: queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril, gamble, chance, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance, put on the line, lay on the line, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, venture, stake, escapade, risky venture, dangerous undertaking, explorer, adventurer, venturer, jeopardy, danger, gambler, risk taker

 

Anagrams: kris

 

 
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