1. Hazard; danger; peril; exposure to harm. He, at the risk of his life, saved a drowning man.
2. In commerce, the hazard of loss, either of ship, goods or other property. Hence, risk signifies also the degree of hazard or danger; for the premiums of insurance are calculated upon the risk The underwriters now take risks at a low premium.
To run a risk is to incur hazard; to encounter danger.
RISK, verb transitive
1. To hazard; to endanger; to expose to injury or loss; as, to risk goods on board of a ship; to risk one's person in battle; to risk one's fame by a publication; to risk life in defense of rights.
2. To venture; to dare to undertake; as, to risk a battle or combat.