What does Hazard mean?

Definitions for Hazardˈhæz ərd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Hazard.

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"


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hazard

    haz′ard, n. a game played with a dice-box and two dice by any number of players: chance: accident: risk: (billiards) the pocketing of the object ball (winning hazard), of the player's own ball after contact (losing hazard): (tennis) the side of the court into which the ball is served: (golf) a general term for all difficulties on a golf-links—bunkers, long grass, roads, water, whins, &c.—v.t. to expose to chance: to risk: to venture.—v.i. to run a risk.—adj. Haz′ardable.—n. Haz′ardise (Spens.), hazard.—adj. Haz′ardous, dangerous: perilous: uncertain.—adv. Haz′ardously.—ns. Haz′ardousness; Haz′ardry (Spens.), playing at games of hazard or chance: rashness; Chick′en-haz′ard, a game of chance with very small stakes. [O. Fr. hasard; prob. through the Sp. from Arab. al zār, the die; but Littré favours William of Tyre's derivation from Hasart, a castle in Syria, where the game was discovered during the Crusades.]

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hazard in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hazard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark Petersen:

    The hazard is high in these areas.

  2. Thomas Fuller:

    Better hazard once than always be in fear.

  3. Dawa Steven Sherpa:

    It is a health hazard and the issue needs to be addressed.

  4. David McCartney:

    There is a job hazard to go home with a dog, but it’s a pleasant one.

  5. Muralee Muraleetharan:

    There is always a delay in design codes adapting the USGS Seismic Hazard Maps.

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