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Meaning of HAZARD

Pronunciation:  'hazurd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an obstacle on a golf course
  2. [n]  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. [n]  a source of danger; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
  4. [v]  put forward, of a guess; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"
  5. [v]  take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
  6. [v]  put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"

HAZARD is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: adventure, chance, chance, fortune, gamble, guess, jeopardize, jeopardy, luck, peril, risk, risk, run a risk, stake, take a chance, take chances, venture, venture
 See Also: anticipate, assay, attempt, bad luck, bunker, call, danger, essay, even chance, forebode, foretell, golf course, golf links, health hazard, lay on the line, links, luck it, luck through, mischance, mishap, obstacle, occupational hazard, phenomenon, predict, prognosticate, promise, put on the line, sand trap, seek, speculate, surmise, suspect, sword of Damocles, toss-up, trap, try, water hazard



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Haz"ard\, n. [F. hazard, Sp. azar an unforeseen disaster
    or accident, an unfortunate card or throw at dice, prob. fr.
    Ar. zahr, z[=a]r, a die, which, with the article al the,
    would give azzahr, azz[=a]r.]
    1. A game of chance played with dice. --Chaucer.
    2. The uncertain result of throwing a die; hence, a
       fortuitous event; chance; accident; casualty.
             I will stand the hazard of the die.   --Shak.
    3. Risk; danger; peril; as, he encountered the enemy at the
       hazard of his reputation and life.
             Men are led on from one stage of life to another in
             a condition of the utmost hazard.     --Rogers
    4. (Billiards?) Holing a ball, whether the object ball
       (winning hazard) or the player's ball (losing hazard).
    5. Anything that is hazarded or risked, as the stakes in
       gaming. ``Your latter hazard.'' --Shak.
    {Hazard table}, a a table on which hazard is played, or any
       game of chance for stakes.
    {To ru? the hazard}, to take the chance or risk.
    Syn: Danger; risk; chance. See {Danger}.
  2. \Haz"ard\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hazarded}; p. pr. & vb. ?
    {Hazarding}.] [Cf. F. hazarder. See Hazard, n.]
    1. To expose to the operation of chance; to put in danger of
       loss or injury; to venture; to risk.
             Men hazard nothing by a course of evangelical
             obedience.                            --John Clarke.
             He hazards his neck to the halter.    --Fuller.
    2. To venture to incur, or bring on.
             I hazarded the loss of whom I loved.  --Shak.
             They hazard to cut their feet.        --Landor.
    Syn: To venture; risk; jeopard; peril; endanger.
  3. \Haz"ard\, v. i.
    To try the chance; to encounter risk or danger. --Shak.
  4. \Haz"ard\, n. (Golf)
    Any place into which the ball may not be safely played, such
    as bunkers, furze, water, sand, or other kind of bad ground.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This is a general term for anything which has the ability to cause injury. The hazard associated with a potentially toxic substance is a function of its toxicity and the potential for exposure to the substance. The probability of exposure to the substance is a risk factor.
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