noun haz·ard \ˈha-zərd\

: a source of danger

golf : something on a golf course (such as a pond or an area of sand) that makes hitting the ball into the hole more difficult

Full Definition of HAZARD

:  a game of chance like craps played with two dice
:  a source of danger
a :  chance, risk
b :  a chance event :  accident
obsolete :  stake 3a
:  a golf-course obstacle
at hazard
:  at stake

Examples of HAZARD

  1. <the tumbledown old barn was considered a fire hazard>
  2. <it was only by hazard and good fortune that we found our way back to the trail>

Origin of HAZARD

Middle English, from Anglo-French hasard, from Old Spanish azar, from Arabic al-zahr the die
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with HAZARD



: to risk losing (something, such as money) in an attempt to get, win, or achieve something

: to offer (something, such as a guess or an opinion) even though you may be wrong

Full Definition of HAZARD

transitive verb
:  venture, risk <hazard a guess as to the outcome>

Examples of HAZARD

  1. His friend asked him to hazard a small sum in a business venture.
  2. <just so the tourists could see the sea lions up close, the captain needlessly hazarded his ship>

First Known Use of HAZARD



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