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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)

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.

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."