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Definitions of hazard

  1. put at risk; " I will stake my good reputation for this"
  2. 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"
  3. put forward, of a guess; " I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"
  4. an obstacle on a golf course
  5. a source of danger; " drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
  6. a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; " drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
  7. 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"
  8. A game of chance played with dice.
  9. The uncertain result of throwing a die; hence, a fortuitous event; chance; accident; casualty.
  10. Risk; danger; peril; as, he encountered the enemy at the hazard of his reputation and life.
  11. Holing a ball, whether the object ball ( winning hazard) or the player's ball ( losing hazard).
  12. Anything that is hazarded or risked, as the stakes in gaming.
  13. To expose to the operation of chance; to put in danger of loss or injury; to venture; to risk.
  14. To venture to incur, or bring on.
  15. To try the chance; to encounter risk or danger.
  16. Any place into which the ball may not be safely played, such as bunkers, furze, water, sand, or other kind of bad ground.
  17. A chance.
  18. Chance; accident; risk; danger; a dice game; a stroke at billiards which puts the ball in the pocket; in golf, a bunker, water, a ditch of other obstruction.
  19. To run the risk of; chance; put in peril.
  20. A game or throw at dice: chance: accident: risk.
  21. Hassardous.
  22. To put to hazard; imperil; risk.
  23. Exposure to the chance of loss or harm; risk; peril.
  24. That which is hazarded.
  25. Chance; accident; risk; a game at dice.
  26. To expose to chance; to risk.
  27. To try the chance; to run the risk. To run the hazard, to risk; to take the chance.
  28. That which falls or comes unexpectedly; chance; accident; chance of danger; venture; a game at dice.
  29. To put in danger; to expose to chance; to risk; to try the chance.
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Usage examples for hazard

  1. When our fathers proclaimed these truths, and at the hazard of their property, reputation, and life, stood up in their defence, they did homage to the sacred Scriptures- they honored the Bible. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. Mrs Cotterill, owing to a strange hazard of fate, began talking at once. – The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  3. Certainly he must not hazard it by acting on a suggestion as ill- timed and hopeless as that which the banker had put forward. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  4. You see them wandering at hazard. – Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Vol. 2 by Alexis de Tocqueville
  5. More correctly, Mr. C. might have said against a system, with which the slaveholders have chosen to involve their characters, and which they have determined to defend, at the hazard of losing them. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  6. It was typical of Young Pete that when a real hazard threatened he never said much. – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  7. Nothing was too good for him in her eyes; and yet for the sake of tranquillity she dared not even hazard the question of a chop. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  8. What wonder, since she knew that within a few hours his life must be set upon the hazard of a desperate fray. – Fair Margaret by H. Rider Haggard
  9. 3. There is more hazard and danger to our religion and liberties in having a wicked malignant army at home among us, than abroad in another nation. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  10. The duties of your high position forbid the repetition of the hazard. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  11. Why I did not realize the hazard involved in this fact I do not know. – The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katharine Green
  12. Therefore there is not any man can, or ought to sell always as dear as he can, unless he will, yea, he must say in so doing, I will run the hazard of the trial of that day. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  13. Mowbray resolved to risk all on a final hazard. – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  14. I will not hazard it. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  15. I do not forget that all this was told me before we were wed, and that for my love I took the hazard. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  16. It's a mental hazard. – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
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