What does hazard mean?

Definitions for hazard
ˈhæz ərdhaz·ard

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.

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

  2. hazard(Noun)


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

  3. hazard(Noun)

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

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

  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.

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

  5. hazard(Noun)

    sand or water obstacle on a golf course

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

  6. hazard(Verb)

    To expose to chance; to take a risk.

    I'll hazard a guess.

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

  7. hazard(Verb)

    To incur or venture.

    Etymology: 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

How to pronounce hazard?

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How to say hazard in sign language?

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  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

Examples of hazard in a Sentence

  1. Pythagoras:

    It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.

  2. Muralee Muraleetharan:

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

  3. The United:

    I'm also concerned that the administration revoked the flood hazard mitigation standard [ that ] required buildings to be elevated [ and ] have a national standard in that area.

  4. Brian Czarnecki:

    That push resulted in about two days of trail openings before it melted and we had to close, the safety hazard was bigger than the return.

  5. Stanley Renshon:

    Narcissism is an occupational hazard for political leaders, you have to have an outsized ambition and an outsized ego to run for office.

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