The word risk relates to a potential for injury in some form. A risk is an implied threat from a situation or projected course of action. The common usage of the word is as a qualifier, rather than as a definition. The definition is usually given after the word, as a descriptor. It may or may not be emphasized, using the concept as the basis of comment.
Examples of Risk:
|It's a risky proposition, because nobody knows all the facts.|
There's a serious risk.
Why take the risk?
The risk is that the other side won't negotiate.
The risk factor is totally unacceptable.
Risk concerns the expected value of one or more results of one or more future events.