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, endangermentnoun

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

    "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"

  2. luck, fortune, chance, hazardnoun

    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. hazardverb

    an obstacle on a golf course

  4. guess, venture, pretend, hazardverb

    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, jeopardizeverb

    put at risk

    "I will stake my good reputation for this"

  6. gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chanceverb

    take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

    "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"


  1. hazardnoun

    A type of game played with dice.

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

  2. hazardnoun


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

  3. hazardnoun

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

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

  4. hazardnoun

    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. hazardnoun

    sand or water obstacle on a golf course

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

  6. hazardverb

    To expose to chance; to take a risk.

    I'll hazard a guess.

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

  7. hazardverb

    To incur or venture.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hazardnoun

    a game of chance played with dice

  2. Hazardnoun

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

  3. Hazardnoun

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

  4. Hazardnoun

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

  5. Hazardnoun

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

  6. Hazardnoun

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

  7. Hazardnoun

    to venture to incur, or bring on

  8. Hazardverb

    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.

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

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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. Matthew Anderson:

    It's going to be a very extreme fire hazard kind of day, today will certainly be a very, very challenging day and the (fire's) growth potential is quite large.

  2. Jennifer Sass:

    IARC's goal was just to score the cancer hazard, that's it. They've looked at all the data and they have really convincing evidence, what this panel is trying to do is death by a thousand cuts. They're taking a good stack of evidence and starting to hack through it to try to kill it.

  3. Zachary Ross:

    Its going to force people to think hard about how we quantify seismic hazard and whether our approach to defining faults needs to change, we cant just assume that the largest faults dominate the seismic hazard if many smaller faults can link up to create these major quakes.

  4. Mark Petersen:

    The hazard is high in these areas.

  5. Wendy Stovall:

    It's a huge hazard.

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