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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Risk \Risk\, n. [F. risque; cf. It. risco, risico, rischio, Pg. risco, Sp. riesgo, and also Sp. risco a steep rock; all probably fr. L. resceare to cut off; pref. re- re- + secare to cut; -- the word having been probably first used among sailors. See Section.] 1. Hazard; danger; peril; exposure to loss, injury, or destruction. [1913 Webster] The imminent and constant risk of assassination, a risk which has shaken very strong nerves. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. (Com.) Hazard of loss; liabillity to loss in property. [1913 Webster] To run a risk, to incur hazard; to encounter danger. [1913 Webster] Syn: Danger; hazard; peril; jeopardy; exposure. See Danger. [1913 Webster]