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Meaning of risk

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or
           misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard" [syn:
           {hazard}, {jeopardy}, {peril}, {risk}, {endangerment}]
      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:
         {risk}, {peril}, {danger}]
      3: the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to
         an infectious agent has occurred [syn: {risk}, {risk of
      4: the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent [syn:
         {risk}, {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?"; "She
           laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was
           wrong" [syn: {risk}, {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},
         {risk}, {hazard}, {take chances}, {adventure}, {run a risk},
         {take a chance}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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