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Noun: hazard  ha-zu(r)d
  1. A source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    "drinking alcohol is a health hazard";
    - jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment
     
  2. An unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    - luck, fortune, chance
     
  3. An obstacle on a golf course
Verb: hazard  ha-zu(r)d
  1. Put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
    - guess, venture, pretend
     
  2. Put at risk
    "I will hazard my good reputation for this";
    - venture, adventure, stake, jeopardize, jeopardise [Brit]
     
  3. Take a risk in the hope of a favourable outcome
    "When you buy these stocks you are hazarding";
    - gamble, chance, risk, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance

Derived forms: hazarded, hazarding, hazards

Type of: assay, attempt, danger, essay, lay on the line, muse, obstacle, phenomenon, put on the line, risk, seek, speculate, try

Part of: golf course, links course

Encyclopedia: Hazard, NE