Associations to the word «Hazard»


HAZARD, noun. (historical) A type of game played with dice. [from 14th c.]
HAZARD, noun. Chance. [from 16th c.]
HAZARD, noun. The chance of suffering harm; danger, peril, risk of loss. [from 16th c.]
HAZARD, noun. An obstacle or other feature which causes risk or danger; originally in sports, and now applied more generally. [from 19th c.]
HAZARD, noun. (golf) sand or water obstacle on a golf course
HAZARD, noun. (billiards) The act of potting a ball, whether the object ball (winning hazard) or the player's ball (losing hazard).
HAZARD, noun. Anything that is hazarded or risked, such as a stake in gambling.
HAZARD, verb. To expose to chance; to take a risk.
HAZARD, verb. To risk (something); to venture, to incur, or bring on.
HAZARD REDUCTION BURN, noun. (AU) A deliberately lit fire in bush or grassland, under favourable conditions, used to reduce the fuel available for a wildfire.

Dictionary definition

HAZARD, noun. A source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard".
HAZARD, noun. An unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; "bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance".
HAZARD, noun. An obstacle on a golf course.
HAZARD, verb. Put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong".
HAZARD, verb. Put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this".
HAZARD, verb. Take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling".

Wise words

He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
Francis Bacon