See also: Hazard
- The chance of suffering harm; danger, peril, risk of loss. [from 16th c.]
- He encountered the enemy at the hazard of his reputation and life.
- a. 1729, John Rogers, The Difficulties of Obtaining Salvation
- Men are led on from one stage of life to another in a condition of the utmost hazard.
- 1599, Shakespeare, William, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar:
- Why, now, blow wind, swell billow, and swim bark! The storm is up and all is on the hazard.
- 1749, Fielding, Henry, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling:
- He then launched forth into a panegyric on Allworthy's goodness; into the highest encomiums on his friendship; and concluded by saying, he should never forgive his brother for having put the place which he bore in that friendship to a hazard.
- 2009 December 27, Ellen, Barbara, The Guardian:
- Quite apart from the gruesome road hazards, snow is awful even when you don't have to travel.
- An obstacle or other feature which causes risk or danger; originally in sports, and now applied more generally. [from 19th c.]
- The video game involves guiding a character on a skateboard past all kinds of hazards.
- (in driving a vehicle) An obstacle or other feature that presents a risk or danger that justifies the driver in taking action to avoid it.
- 2014, Neville Stanton et al., Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation: Part III, →ISBN:
- (golf) A sand or water obstacle on a golf course.
- (billiards) The act of potting a ball, whether the object ball (winning hazard) or the player's ball (losing hazard).
- (historical) A game of chance played with dice, usually for monetary stakes; popular mainly from 14th c. to 19th c.
- 2002, Beverley, Jo, Hazard, →ISBN:
- Anne found the gaming room where mostly older people were seated at card tables. She realized then that, of course, no one was playing hazard. Dice games were technically illegal, and certainly improper. Gambling was illegal, but no one paid attention to that. Most people were playing whist for penny points.
- Chance. [from 16th c.]
- 2006 May 20, Patterson, John, The Guardian:
- I see animated movies are now managing, by hazard or design, to reflect our contemporary reality more accurately than live-action movies.
- (obsolete) Anything that is hazarded or risked, such as a stake in gambling.
- (tennis) The side of the court into which the ball is served.
- (programming) A problem with the instruction pipeline in CPU microarchitectures when the next instruction cannot execute in the following clock cycle, potentially leading to incorrect results.
- (chance): fortune, luck; see also Thesaurus:luck
- (chance of suffering harm): adventure
- (anything hazarded or risked): bet, pledge, skin in the game, wager
chance — see chance
the chance of suffering harm
obstacle in golf
- To expose to chance; to take a risk.
- To risk (something); to venture, to incur, or bring on.
- c. 1594, William Shakespeare, “The Comedie of Errors”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act 1, scene 1]:
- I hazarded the loss of whom I loved.
- 1824, Walter Savage Landor, “Lord Chesterfield and Lord Chatham”, in Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen, volume II, London: […] Taylor and Hessey, […], OCLC 35810401:
- They hazard to cut their feet.
- I'll hazard a guess.
to chance; to take a risk
- ^ "hazard" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, electronic version, Leda, 2007
hazard m (plural hazards)
- Archaic spelling of , chiefly used before 1800
hazard m (invariable)
hazard m (plural hazards)
- French: hasard
hazard m inan
declension of hazard
hàzard m (Cyrillic spelling ха̀зард)