1. a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune;
- Example: "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
[syn: hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment]
2. an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another;
- Example: "bad luck caused his downfall"
- Example: "we ran into each other by pure chance"
[syn: luck, fortune, chance, hazard]
3. an obstacle on a golf course;
1. put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation;
- Example: "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"
- Example: "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
[syn: guess, venture, pretend, hazard]
2. put at risk;
- Example: "I will stake my good reputation for this"
[syn: venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize]
3. take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome;
- Example: "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
[syn: gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hazard \Haz"ard\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hazarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Hazarding.] [Cf. F. hasarder. See Hazard, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To expose to the operation of chance; to put in danger of loss or injury; to venture; to risk. [1913 Webster] Men hazard nothing by a course of evangelical obedience. --John Clarke. [1913 Webster] He hazards his neck to the halter. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. To venture to incur, or bring on. [1913 Webster] I hazarded the loss of whom I loved. --Shak. [1913 Webster] They hazard to cut their feet. --Landor. Syn: To venture; risk; jeopard; peril; endanger. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hazard \Haz"ard\ (h[a^]z"[~e]rd), n. [F. hasard, 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. [1913 Webster] 2. The uncertain result of throwing a die; hence, a fortuitous event; chance; accident; casualty. [1913 Webster] I will stand the hazard of the die. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Risk; danger; peril; as, he encountered the enemy at the hazard of his reputation and life. [1913 Webster] Men are led on from one stage of life to another in a condition of the utmost hazard. --Rogers. [1913 Webster] 4. (Billiards) Holing a ball, whether the object ball (winning hazard) or the player's ball (losing hazard). [1913 Webster] 5. Anything that is hazarded or risked, as the stakes in gaming. "Your latter hazard." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. (Golf) Any place into which the ball may not be safely played, such as bunkers, furze, water, sand, or other kind of bad ground. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Hazard table, a table on which hazard is played, or any game of chance for stakes. To run the hazard, to take the chance or risk. to hazard, at risk; liable to suffer damage or loss. Syn: Danger; risk; chance. See Danger. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hazard \Haz"ard\ (h[a^]z"[~e]rd), v. i. To try the chance; to encounter risk or danger. --Shak. [1913 Webster]U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Hazard, CA Zip code(s): 90063 Hazard, KY (city, FIPS 35362) Location: 37.25296 N, 83.19528 W Population (1990): 5416 (2277 housing units) Area: 16.8 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Hazard, NE (village, FIPS 21765) Location: 41.09115 N, 99.07806 W Population (1990): 78 (40 housing units) Area: 0.7 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 68844Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
203 Moby Thesaurus words for "hazard": accident, adventure, ante, ante up, assume, attempt, back, bechance, befall, bet, bet on, betide, bingo, block, blockade, book, bottleneck, brave, breakers ahead, calculated risk, call, card games, cardhouse, casualty, catch, cause for alarm, chance, chance hit, chance it, chuck and toss, chuck farthing, chuck-a-luck, chunk, come, come along, compromise, contingency, contingent, cordon, court destruction, cover, crack-loo, crap game, crap shooting, craps, crisis, curtain, danger, dangerous ground, dare, defy danger, desultoriness, determent, deterrent, difficulty, drawback, emergency, encounter danger, endanger, endangerment, expose, face up to, fade, fan-tan, flier, fluke, forget the odds, fortuity, fortune, freak accident, gamble, gamble on, gamble with, gaping chasm, gathering clouds, handbook, hang-up, hap, happen, happen along, happen by chance, happening, happenstance, hitch, horse racing, house of cards, hurdle, imperil, imperilment, incur danger, infirmity, insecurity, insolidity, instability, insubstantiality, jeopard, jeopardize, jeopardy, joker, keno, lay, lay a wager, lay down, lay open, long odds, long shot, lotto, luck, lucky shot, make a bet, make bold, make free, meet a bet, menace, objection, obstacle, obstruction, obstructive, one small difficulty, parlay, pass, peril, perilousness, pinball, pinch, pitch and toss, play, play against, play with fire, plight, plunge, policy, pop up, precariousness, predicament, presume, pretend, punt, put in danger, put in jeopardy, quicksand, rely on fortune, risk, riskiness, rocks ahead, rouge et noir, roulette, rub, run a chance, run the chance, run the risk, see, set at hazard, shakiness, shell game, shiftiness, shiftingness, shot, slipperiness, snag, speculation, speculativeness, stake, stand pat, storm clouds, strait, stumbling block, stumbling stone, sweepstake, sweepstakes, take a chance, take a flier, take chances, take the liberty, tempt Providence, tempt fortune, the numbers, the numbers game, thin ice, threat, threaten, ticklishness, treacherousness, treachery, trente-et-quarante, trust to chance, try the chance, turn up, unauthenticity, unauthoritativeness, uncertainty, undependability, unfaithworthiness, unreliability, unsolidity, unsoundness, unsteadfastness, unsteadiness, unsubstantiality, unsureness, untrustworthiness, venture, wager