(mainly Brit) capital invested in an issue of ordinary shares, esp of a speculative enterprise Also called venture capital
risk capital (venture capital)
Money invested in high-risk enterprises.
noun 1. exposure to the chance of injury or loss; a hazard or dangerous chance: It’s not worth the risk. 2. Insurance. the hazard or chance of loss. the degree of probability of such loss. the amount that the insurance company may lose. a person or thing with reference to the hazard involved in insuring […]
noun 1. a condition, behavior, or other factor that increases risk: Smoking is a major risk factor for cancer; depression as a risk factor in suicide. noun 1. (med) a factor, such as a habit or an environmental condition, that predisposes an individual to develop a particular disease
adjective, riskier, riskiest. 1. attended with or involving risk; hazardous: a risky undertaking. adjective riskier, riskiest 1. involving danger; perilous
- Risk life and limb
Also, risk one’s neck . Take dangerous chances, as in There he was on the roof, risking life and limb to rescue the kitten , or I don’t want to risk my neck contradicting him . The first hyperbolic expression, dating from the early 1600s, doesn’t make sense, since if one loses one’s life one […]