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hazard

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noun haz·ard \ˈha-zərd\

Simple Definition of hazard

  • : 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

  1. 1 :  a game of chance like craps played with two dice

  2. 2 :  a source of danger

  3. 3 a :  chance, risk b :  a chance event :  accident

  4. 4 obsolete :  stake 3a

  5. 5 :  a golf-course obstacle

at hazard
  1. :  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


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hazard

verb haz·ard

Simple Definition of 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

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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>



1530

First Known Use of hazard

1530



HAZARD Defined for Kids

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hazard

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noun haz·ard \ˈha-zərd\

Definition of hazard

  1. :  a source of danger <a fire hazard>



History for 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”).


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hazard

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verb haz·ard

Definition of hazard

haz·ard·edhaz·ard·ing

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





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