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1hazard

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

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:  a game of chance like craps played with two dice
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:  a source of danger
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a :  chance, risk
b :  a chance event :  accident
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obsolete :  stake 3a
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:  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

2hazard

verb

: 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

1530
HAZARD Defined for Kids

1hazard

noun haz·ard \ˈha-zərd\

Definition of HAZARD for Kids

:  a source of danger <a fire hazard>

Word History of HAZARD

English hazard was originally the name of a game of chance played with dice. The English word was taken from a medieval French word hasard, which in turn came by way of Spanish from an Arabic phrase az zahr, the die (that is, one of the dice).

2hazard

verb
haz·ard·edhaz·ard·ing

Definition of HAZARD for Kids

:  to offer something (such as a guess or an opinion) at the risk of being wrong

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July 02, 2015
apprehension Hear it
comprehension or the fear of future evil
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