Definitions for Hazardˈhæz ərd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
something causing danger, peril, risk, or difficulty:
the many hazards of the big city.
the absence or lack of predictability; chance; uncertainty.
a bunker, sand trap, or the like, constituting an obstacle on a golf course.
a game played with two dice, an earlier and more complicated form of craps.
(in court tennis) any of the winning openings.
(v.t.)to offer (a statement, conjecture, etc.) with the possibility of facing criticism, disapproval, failure, or the like; venture:
to hazard a guess.
to put to the risk of being lost; expose to risk.
to take or run the risk of (a misfortune, penalty, etc.).
to venture upon (anything of doubtful issue):
to hazard a dangerous encounter.
Idioms for hazard:
at hazard,at risk.
* Syn: See danger.
Origin of hazard:
1250–1300; ME hasard < OF, perh. < Ar al-zahr the die
hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment(noun)
a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
"drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
luck, fortune, chance, hazard(noun)
an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
"bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance"
an obstacle on a golf course
guess, venture, pretend, hazard(verb)
put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
"I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize(verb)
put at risk
"I will stake my good reputation for this"
gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance(verb)
take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
"When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sth that results in a danger or risk
a fire hazard; Tobacco smoke is a health hazard to children.
A type of game played with dice.
The chance of suffering harm; danger, peril, risk of loss.
An obstacle or other feature which causes risk or danger; originally in sports, and now applied more generally.
The video game involves guiding a character on a skateboard past all kinds of hazards.
sand or water obstacle on a golf course
To expose to chance; to take a risk.
I'll hazard a guess.
To incur or venture.
Origin: From hasart (noun), hasarder (verb), probably from زهر.
a game of chance played with dice
the uncertain result of throwing a die; hence, a fortuitous event; chance; accident; casualty
risk; danger; peril; as, he encountered the enemy at the hazard of his reputation and life
holing a ball, whether the object ball (winning hazard) or the player's ball (losing hazard)
anything that is hazarded or risked, as the stakes in gaming
to expose to the operation of chance; to put in danger of loss or injury; to venture; to risk
to venture to incur, or bring on
to try the chance; to encounter risk or danger
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A condition with the potential to cause injury, illness, or death of personnel; damage to or loss of equipment or property; or mission degradation. See also injury; risk.
Translations for Hazard
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to risk; to be prepared to do (something, the result of which is uncertain)
Are you prepared to hazard your life for the success of this mission?
- waag, op die spel sitAfrikaans
- يُخاطِر، يُعَرِّضُ للخَطَرArabic
- arriscarPortuguese (BR)
- aufs Spiel setzenGerman
- arriesgar, poner en peligroSpanish
- به خطر انداختنFarsi
- परेशान करनाHindi
- izvrgnuti (se) opasnosti, ugrozitiCroatian
- menantang risikoIndonesian
- hætta; leggja út íIcelandic
- 위험을 무릅쓰다Korean
- statytiį pavojų, rizikuotiLithuanian
- op het spel zetten, riskerenDutch
- risikere, våge, sette på spillNorwegian
- به خطر انداختنPersian
- په خطر کی اچولPashto
- a riscaRomanian
- riskera, sätta på spelSwedish
- tehlikeye atmakTurkish
- 冒險Chinese (Trad.)
- خطرہ مول لیناUrdu
- mạo hiểmVietnamese
- 冒险Chinese (Simp.)
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