Definitions for Hazardˈhæz ərd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

haz•ard*ˈhæz ərd(n.)

  1. something causing danger, peril, risk, or difficulty:

    the many hazards of the big city.

  2. the absence or lack of predictability; chance; uncertainty.

  3. a bunker, sand trap, or the like, constituting an obstacle on a golf course.

    Category: Sport

  4. a game played with two dice, an earlier and more complicated form of craps.

    Category: Games

  5. (in court tennis) any of the winning openings.

    Category: Sport

  6. (v.t.)to offer (a statement, conjecture, etc.) with the possibility of facing criticism, disapproval, failure, or the like; venture:

    to hazard a guess.

  7. to put to the risk of being lost; expose to risk.

  8. to take or run the risk of (a misfortune, penalty, etc.).

  9. to venture upon (anything of doubtful issue):

    to hazard a dangerous encounter.

Idioms for hazard:

  1. at hazard,at risk.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: See danger.

Origin of hazard:

1250–1300; ME hasard < OF, perh. < Ar al-zahr the die


Princeton's WordNet

  1. hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment(noun)

    a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

    "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"

  2. 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"

  3. hazard(verb)

    an obstacle on a golf course

  4. 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"

  5. venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize(verb)

    put at risk

    "I will stake my good reputation for this"

  6. 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

  1. hazard(noun)ˈhæz ərd

    sth that results in a danger or risk

    a fire hazard; Tobacco smoke is a health hazard to children.


  1. hazard(Noun)

    A type of game played with dice.

  2. hazard(Noun)


  3. hazard(Noun)

    The chance of suffering harm; danger, peril, risk of loss.

  4. hazard(Noun)

    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.

  5. hazard(Noun)

    sand or water obstacle on a golf course

  6. hazard(Verb)

    To expose to chance; to take a risk.

    I'll hazard a guess.

  7. hazard(Verb)

    To incur or venture.

  8. Origin: From hasart (noun), hasarder (verb), probably from زهر.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hazard(noun)

    a game of chance played with dice

  2. Hazard(noun)

    the uncertain result of throwing a die; hence, a fortuitous event; chance; accident; casualty

  3. Hazard(noun)

    risk; danger; peril; as, he encountered the enemy at the hazard of his reputation and life

  4. Hazard(noun)

    holing a ball, whether the object ball (winning hazard) or the player's ball (losing hazard)

  5. Hazard(noun)

    anything that is hazarded or risked, as the stakes in gaming

  6. Hazard(noun)

    to expose to the operation of chance; to put in danger of loss or injury; to venture; to risk

  7. Hazard(noun)

    to venture to incur, or bring on

  8. Hazard(verb)

    to try the chance; to encounter risk or danger


  1. Hazard

    Hazard is a city in Perry County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 4,456 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Perry County.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. hazard

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Hazard' in Nouns Frequency: #2264

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?

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