risk /ˈrɪsk/ 名詞
1. Hazard; danger; peril; exposure to loss, injury, or destruction.
The imminent and constant risk of assassination, a risk which has shaken very strong nerves. --Macaulay.
2. Com. Hazard of loss; liabillity to loss in property.
To run a risk, to incur hazard; to encounter danger.
Syn: -- Danger; hazard; peril; jeopardy; exposure. See Danger.
Risk, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Risked p. pr. & vb. n. Risking.]
1. 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.
2. To incur the risk or danger of; as, to risk a battle.
Syn: -- To hazard; peril; endanger; jeopard.
n 1: a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or
misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard" [syn:
hazard, jeopardy, peril]
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" [syn: peril,
3: the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to
an infectious agent has occurred [syn: risk of infection]
4: the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent
[syn: risk of exposure]
v 1: expose to a chance of loss or damage; "We risked losing a
lot of money in this venture"; "Why risk your life?"
[syn: put on the line, lay on the line]
2: take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you
buy these stocks you are gambling" [syn: gamble, chance,
hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take