Dictionary Results for risk


1. risk - noun

· a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"

Synonym(s): hazard, jeopardy, peril, endangerment

Hypernym(s): danger




2. risk - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): peril, danger

Hypernym(s): venture




3. risk - noun

· the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred

Synonym(s): risk_of_infection

Hypernym(s): probability, chance




4. risk - noun

· the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent

Synonym(s): risk_of_exposure

Hypernym(s): probability, chance




5. risk - verb

· expose to a chance of loss or damage; "We risked losing a lot of money in this venture"; "Why risk your life?"; "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong"

Synonym(s): put_on_the_line, lay_on_the_line

Hypernym(s): try, seek, attempt, essay, assay




6. risk - verb

· take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

Synonym(s): gamble, chance, hazard, take_chances, adventure, run_a_risk, take_a_chance

Hypernym(s): try, seek, attempt, essay, assay





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