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Hazard meaning

hazard - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; " drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
  2. 2. 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"
  3. 3. A game of chance played with dice.
  4. 4. The uncertain result of throwing a die; hence, a fortuitous event; chance; accident; casualty.
  5. 5. Risk; danger; peril; as, he encountered the enemy at the hazard of his reputation and life.
  6. 6. Holing a ball, whether the object ball ( winning hazard) or the player's ball ( losing hazard).
  7. 7. Anything that is hazarded or risked, as the stakes in gaming.
  8. 8. To expose to the operation of chance; to put in danger of loss or injury; to venture; to risk.
  9. 9. To venture to incur, or bring on.
  10. 10. To try the chance; to encounter risk or danger.
  11. 11. Any place into which the ball may not be safely played, such as bunkers, furze, water, sand, or other kind of bad ground.
  12. 12. Chance; risk; danger; a game of dice.
  13. 13. Hassardous.

hazard - examples of usage

  1. Hundreds of men have been frozen to death, hundreds have died of starvation; and yet men continue to hazard their lives to find out this secret of Nature.
  2. Mrs. Caudle herself would scarcely hazard a curtain lecture with this atrocious alternative in prospect.
  3. She acted as if it were a natural hazard.
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