from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chance; an accident.
- n. A chance of being injured or harmed; danger: Space travel is full of hazards.
- n. A possible source of danger: a fire hazard.
- n. Games A dice game similar to craps.
- n. Sports An obstacle, such as a sand trap, found on a golf course.
- transitive v. To expose to danger or harm. See Synonyms at endanger.
- transitive v. To venture (something); dare: hazard a guess.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. sand or water obstacle on a golf course
- v. To expose to chance; to take a risk.
- v. To incur or venture.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A game of chance played with dice.
- n. The uncertain result of throwing a die; hence, a fortuitous event; chance; accident; casualty.
- n. Risk; danger; peril.
- n. Holing a ball, whether the object ball (winning hazard) or the player's ball (losing hazard).
- n. Anything that is hazarded or risked, as the stakes in gaming.
- n. Any place into which the ball may not be safely played, such as bunkers, furze, water, sand, or other kind of bad ground.
- transitive v. To expose to the operation of chance; to put in danger of loss or injury; to venture; to risk.
- transitive v. To venture to incur, or bring on.
- intransitive v. To try the chance; to encounter risk or danger.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The leading game at dice.
- n. A fortuitous event; chance; accident.
- n. Risk; peril; exposure to danger; liability to do or to receive harm: as, the hazards of the sea; he did it at the hazard of his reputation.
- n. One of the holes in the sides of a billiard-table.
- n. Hence A stroke in billiards: known as losing hazard when the player pockets his own ball off another, and as winning hazard when he pockets the object-ball.
- n. Something risked or staked.
- n. In tennis and some similar games, that side of the court into which the ball is served. See tennis.
- n. Synonyms Venture, etc. See risk, n.
- To take the chance of; venture to do, undertake, etc.
- To take the risk or danger of; run the risk of incurring or bringing to pass: as, to hazard the loss of reputation or of a battle.
- To imperil; expose to danger or loss: as, to hazard life for a friend; to hazard an estate recklessly.
- To incur the danger involved in; venture.
- To expose to the risk of; put in danger of: with to.
- Synonyms To jeopard, peril, imperil, endanger. See danger, and risk, n.
- To try the chance; adventure; run the risk or danger.
- n. In golf, a bunker, water, path, road, railway, fence, or ditch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
- v. put at risk
- n. an obstacle on a golf course
- n. a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
- v. take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
- n. an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
Middle English hasard, dice game, from Old French, possibly from Old Spanish azar, possibly from Arabic az-zahr, the gaming die : al-, the + zahr, gaming die.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French hasart ("a game of dice") (noun), hasarder (verb), probably from Arabic الزّهر (az-zahr, "the dice"). (Wiktionary)