hazard

[ haz-erd ]
/ ˈhæz ərd /
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noun

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. haywood, william dudley,
  2. hayworth,
  3. hazan,
  4. hazanim,
  5. hazara,
  6. hazard light,
  7. hazard lights,
  8. hazard warning device,
  9. hazardous,
  10. hazardous waste

Idioms

    at hazard, at risk; at stake; subject to chance: His reputation was at hazard in his new ventures.

Origin of hazard

1250–1300; Middle English hasard < Old French, perhaps < Arabic al-zahr the die

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See danger.

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British Dictionary definitions for hazard

hazard

/ (ˈhæzəd) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived Formshazardable, adjectivehazard-free, adjective

Word Origin for hazard

C13: from Old French hasard, from Arabic az-zahr the die

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