Definitions

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

  • adjective Marked by danger; perilous.
  • adjective Depending on chance; risky.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of or exposing to hazard or peril, or danger of loss or evil; dangerous; risky.
  • Reckless; daring; inclined to run risks.
  • Synonyms Perilous, unsafe, precarious, uncertain, bold, daring.

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

  • adjective Exposed to hazard; dangerous; risky.

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

  • adjective Risky, dangerous, with the nature of a hazard.
  • adjective this sense?) Exposing to loss or evil.
  • adjective Of or involving chance.

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

  • adjective involving risk or danger

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The word hazardous has appeared in 326 New York Times articles in the past year, including on Nov. 3 in "The Joys, and Frustrations, of Snow Days in November," by Winnie Hu and Nate Schweber:

    NYT > Home Page

  • See, I c'n compost 'bout ev'thang organic, an 'I can turn them aluminum cans in, but the rest of th' trash I gotta pay for pickup, an 'on a farm, they's a lot of it what they call hazardous, an' thats extra.

    Fiddler Fair

  • Learn more about the word "hazardous" and see usage examples across a range of subjects on the Vocabulary.com dictionary.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Pulsipher says rescuers were able to find the two other men who were stranded on what he calls a hazardous climb.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • However, he added: The participation in hazardous activities is much safer than what it was five years ago.

    Extreme Sports Killing the Over 70s | Impact Lab

  • However, he added: The participation in hazardous activities is much safer than what it was five years ago.

    Extreme Sports Killing the Over 70s | Impact Lab

  • We need to establish a permanent, global moratorium on offshore drilling and have a legally binding mechanism that prohibits companies from engaging in hazardous platform oil and natural gas drilling.

    Bianca Jagger: Now Is the Time to Move Beyond Petroleum

  • Potential applications include industrial inspection and disaster rescue in hazardous locations.

    Autonomous Indoor Helicopter

  • We need to establish a permanent, global moratorium on offshore drilling and have a legally binding mechanism that prohibits companies from engaging in hazardous platform oil and natural gas drilling.

    Bianca Jagger: Now Is the Time to Move Beyond Petroleum

  • Fisher is referring to $180 million in hazardous substance tax revenues that went to help balance the general fund last year (a one time deal from last year that hardly explains why the storm water clean up funds are scarce.)

    Oil Industry: “No Deal.” « PubliCola

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  • I'm told that the words hazardous, horrendous, stupendous and tremendous are the only four words that end in 'dous' in the English language. Come on, Wordies, let's prove 'em wrong!

    October 5, 2007

  • What about annelidous?

    October 5, 2007

  • Good U.! Check the challenge on lather and see what you can come up with...

    October 5, 2007