WordNet-Online
Free dictionary and thesaurus of English. Definitions, synonyms, antonyms and more...
Hint: double-click any word to get it searched!

Google
 

risk

 
Noun risk has 4 senses
  1. hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk - a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
    --1 is a kind of danger
    --1 has particulars: occupational hazard; health hazard; sword of Damocles
    Derived form: verb risk1
  2. risk, peril, danger - 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 is a kind of venture
    --2 has particulars: chance; crapshoot; gamble
    Derived forms: verb risk2, verb risk1
  3. risk, risk of infection - the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred
    --3 is a kind of probability, chance
  4. risk, risk of exposure - the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent
    --4 is a kind of probability, chance
Verb risk has 2 senses
  1. risk, put on the line, lay on the line - expose to a chance of loss or damage; "We risked losing a lot of money in this venture"; "Why risk your life?"
    --1 is one way to try, seek, attempt, essay, assay
    Derived forms: noun risk2, noun risk1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s VERB-ing
  2. gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance - take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
    --2 is one way to try, seek, attempt, essay, assay
    Derived form: noun risk2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
WordNet-Online
Home | Free dictionary software | Copyright notice | Contact us | Network & desktop search | Search My Network | LAN Find | Reminder software | Software downloads | WordNet dictionary | Automotive thesaurus