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Is risk a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word risk is a Scrabble US word. The word risk is worth 8 points in Scrabble:

R1I1S1K5

Is risk a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word risk is a Scrabble UK word and has 8 points:

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Yes. The word risk is a Words With Friends word. The word risk is worth 8 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Risk

You can make 14 words from 'risk' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'risk'

IRKS 8KIRS 8
KRIS 8RISK 8

3 letters words from 'risk'

IRK 7KIR 7
KIS 7SIK 7
SIR 3SKI 7
SRI 3 

2 letters words from 'risk'

IS 2KI 6
SI 2 

All 4 letters words made out of risk

risk irsk rsik srik isrk sirk riks irks rkis kris ikrs kirs rski srki rksi krsi skri ksri iskr sikr iksr kisr skir ksir

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word risk. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in risk.

Definitions and meaning of risk

risk

Alternative forms

  • risque (archaic)

Etymology

From earlier risque, from Middle French risque, from Old Italian risco (risk) (modern Italian rischio) and rischiare (to run into danger).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪsk/
  • Homophones: RISC, risque (rare dialect)
  • Rhymes: -ɪsk

Noun

risk (countable and uncountable, plural risks)

  1. (countable) A possible adverse event or outcome
    Synonyms: danger, peril, hazard
    • 2006, BBC News website, Farmers warned over skin cancer read at [1] on 14 May 2006
      There was also a "degree of complacency" that the weather in the country was not good enough to present a health risk.
  2. The probability of a negative outcome to a decision or event.
    • 2006, Trever Ramsey on BBC News website, Exercise 'cuts skin cancer risk' read at [3] on 14 May 2006
    • Taking regular exercise, coupled with a healthy diet, reduced the risk of several types of cancer.
  3. The magnitude of possible loss consequent to a decision or event.
  4. (formal use in business, engineering, etc.) The potential (conventionally negative) effect of an event, determined by combining the likelihood of the event occurring with the effect should it occur.
    • 2002, Decisioneering Inc website, What is risk? read at [6] on 14 May 2006
      If there is a 25% chance of running over schedule, costing you a $100 out of your own pocket, that might be a risk you are willing to take. But if you have a 5% chance of running overschedule, knowing that there is a $10,000 penalty, you might be less willing to take that risk.
  5. (countable, insurance) An entity insured by an insurer or the specific uncertain events that the insurer underwrites.

Hyponyms

  • (formal business and engineering): variance, standard deviation, downside beta

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

risk (third-person singular simple present risks, present participle risking, simple past and past participle risked)

  1. (transitive) To incur risk of (something).
    • 2006, Transportation Alternatives website, Rail delays as thieves cut power read at [7] on 14 May 2006
      These people are putting themselves in danger by physically being on or near to the railway lines and risking serious injury.
  2. (transitive) To incur risk of harming or jeopardizing.
    • 2006, BBC Sport website, Beckham wary over Rooney comeback read at [8] on 14 May 2006
      England captain David Beckham has warned Wayne Rooney not to risk his long-term future by rushing his return from injury.
  3. (transitive) To incur risk as a result of (doing something).
    • 1999, BBC News website, Volunteer of the Month: Andrew Hay McConnell read at [9] on 14 May 2006
      After coming to New York, I decided to risk cycling again.

Usage notes

  • This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing). See Appendix:English catenative verbs

Translations

See also

  • roll the dice, take a chance

Further reading

  • Risk in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)
  • risk at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • risk in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
  • risk in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • risk on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Kris, irks, kirs, kris, riks

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈrɪsk]
  • Hyphenation: risk
  • Rhymes: -ɪsk

Noun

risk m inan

  1. (informal) risk

Declension

Related terms

  • riskovat
  • riskantní
  • riziko

Further reading

  • risk in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • risk in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • risk in Akademický slovník cizích slov, 1995, at prirucka.ujc.cas.cz

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɪsk

Noun

risk c

  1. risk

Declension

Anagrams

  • kris, riks-, skri

Turkish

Etymology

From French risque.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /risc/

Noun

risk (definite accusative riski, plural riskler)

  1. risk (all senses)

Declension


Westrobothnian

Etymology

Old Norse hressa (be facetious), Helsingian ressa (“be unruly, very cheerful and lively”), Norwegian rissa (be noisy, crazy).

Verb

risk (preterite riskä)

  1. (intransitive) To wrestle, play, joke, amuse oneself.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • RISING, the act of one that rises.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)