Definition of "hazard" []

  • A chance; an accident. (noun)
  • A chance of being injured or harmed; danger: Space travel is full of hazards. (noun)
  • A possible source of danger: a fire hazard. (noun)
  • Games A dice game similar to craps. (noun)
  • Sports An obstacle, such as a sand trap, found on a golf course. (noun)
  • Exposure or vulnerability to injury, loss, evil, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A thing likely to cause injury, etc (noun)
  • An obstacle such as a bunker, a road, rough, water, etc (noun)
  • Chance; accident (esp in the phrase by hazard) (noun)
  • A gambling game played with two dice (noun)
  • The receiver's side of the court (noun)
  • One of the winning openings (noun)
  • A scoring stroke made either when a ball other than the striker's is pocketed (winning hazard) or the striker's cue ball itself (losing hazard) (noun)
  • To chance or risk (verb)
  • To venture (an opinion, guess, etc) (verb)
  • To expose to danger (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "hazard" in a sentence
  • "The other hazard is the unpaved street or path, particularly where it goes downhill."
  • "The creative logic employed in your tale reminds me of a wise saying that "an obvious hazard is safer than a booby trap" or in this case ... a poopy trap."
  • "Furthermore, I think there are enough technical difficulties to deploying biological and chemical weapons during maneuver warfare that our senior military staff thought the threat from that sort of weapon was pretty minimal, that it could be nullified simply by having the troops ready to get in hazard suits immediately."