1 the possibility of incurring misfortune or loss; hazard
a chance of a loss or other event on which a claim may be filed
b the type of such an event, such as fire or theft
c the amount of the claim should such an event occur
d a person or thing considered with respect to the characteristics that may cause an insured event to occur
a vulnerable; likely to be lost or damaged
b (Social welfare) vulnerable to personal damage, to the extent that a welfare agency might take protective responsibility
no risk (Austral)
informal an expression of assent
take or run a risk to proceed in an action without regard to the possibility of danger involved in it
6 to expose to danger or loss; hazard
7 to act in spite of the possibility of (injury or loss) to risk a fall in climbing (C17: from French risque, from Italian risco, from rischiare to be in peril, from Greek rhiza cliff (from the hazards of sailing along rocky coasts))
n the risk that a person who is a party to a contract will default on their obligations under that contract
adj denoting a group, part, etc., that is particularly subject or exposed to a danger
n (Chiefly Brit) capital invested in an issue of ordinary shares, esp. of a speculative enterprise, (Also called)
n (Med) a factor, such as a habit or an environmental condition, that predisposes an individual to develop a particular disease
n a person deemed to be a threat to state security in that he could be open to pressure, have subversive political beliefs, etc.
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