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


    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

1. safety.

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See danger.

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British Dictionary definitions for hazardless



exposure or vulnerability to injury, loss, evil, etc
at hazard at risk; in danger
a thing likely to cause injury, etc
golf an obstacle such as a bunker, a road, rough, water, etc
chance; accident (esp in the phrase by hazard)
a gambling game played with two dice
real tennis
  1. the receiver's side of the court
  2. one of the winning openings
billiards 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)

verb (tr)

to chance or risk
to venture (an opinion, guess, etc)
to expose to danger
Derived Formshazardable, adjectivehazard-free, adjective

Word Origin for hazard

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

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Word Origin and History for hazardless
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