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English Word of the Day

Today's English Word is risks
Spanish: riesgos   French: risques
  • (n) hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment (a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune) "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
  • (n) 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"
  • (n) risk, risk of infection (the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred)
  • (n) risk, risk of exposure (the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent)
  • (v) 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?"; "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong"
  • (v) 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"