Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A chance of being injured or harmed.
  • noun Risk or danger.
  • noun A possible source of danger.
  • noun Games A dice game similar to craps.
  • noun Sports An obstacle, such as a sand trap, found on a golf course.
  • noun Archaic Chance or an accident.
  • transitive verb To expose to danger or risk. synonym: endanger.
  • transitive verb To venture (something).
  • transitive verb To express at the risk of denial, criticism, or censure.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In golf, a bunker, water, path, road, railway, fence, or ditch.
  • 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.
  • noun The leading game at dice.
  • noun A fortuitous event; chance; accident.
  • noun 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.
  • noun One of the holes in the sides of a billiard-table.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Something risked or staked.
  • noun In tennis and some similar games, that side of the court into which the ball is served. See tennis.
  • noun Synonyms Venture, etc. See risk, n.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To expose to the operation of chance; to put in danger of loss or injury; to venture; to risk.
  • transitive verb To venture to incur, or bring on.
  • intransitive verb To try the chance; to encounter risk or danger.
  • noun A game of chance played with dice.
  • noun The uncertain result of throwing a die; hence, a fortuitous event; chance; accident; casualty.
  • noun Risk; danger; peril.
  • noun (Billiards) Holing a ball, whether the object ball (winning hazard) or the player's ball (losing hazard).
  • noun Anything that is hazarded or risked, as the stakes in gaming.
  • noun (Golf) Any place into which the ball may not be safely played, such as bunkers, furze, water, sand, or other kind of bad ground.
  • noun a table on which hazard is played, or any game of chance for stakes.
  • noun to take the chance or risk.
  • noun at risk; liable to suffer damage or loss.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun golf sand or water obstacle on a golf course
  • verb To expose to chance; to take a risk.
  • verb To incur or venture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
  • verb put at risk
  • noun an obstacle on a golf course
  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English hasard, a kind of dice game, from Old French, from Old Spanish azar, unlucky throw of the dice, chance, possibly from Arabic az-zahr, the die : al-, the + zahr, die (possibly from zahr, flowers (the losing sides of some medieval dice perhaps being decorated with images of flowers) , from zahara, to shine, be radiant; see zhr in Semitic roots).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French hasart ("a game of dice") (noun), hasarder (verb), probably from Arabic الزّهر (az-zahr, "the dice").

Examples

  • The other hazard is the unpaved street or path, particularly where it goes downhill.

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  • The other hazard is the unpaved street or path, particularly where it goes downhill.

    SMA Sidewalks

  • The other hazard is the unpaved street or path, particularly where it goes downhill.

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  • The other hazard is the unpaved street or path, particularly where it goes downhill.

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  • The other hazard is the unpaved street or path, particularly where it goes downhill.

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  • The other hazard is the unpaved street or path, particularly where it goes downhill.

    SMA Sidewalks

  • The other hazard is the unpaved street or path, particularly where it goes downhill.

    SMA Sidewalks

  • The other hazard is the unpaved street or path, particularly where it goes downhill.

    SMA Sidewalks

  • The other hazard is the unpaved street or path, particularly where it goes downhill.

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  • The other hazard is the unpaved street or path, particularly where it goes downhill.

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  • 530 PALSGR. 582/2 It is a great folye for a man to hazarde his lyfe for the mucke of this world.

    April 17, 2008

  • Dare.

    May 11, 2008

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    May 12, 2008