n. & v.
n. 1 a danger or risk. 2 a source of this. 3 chance. 4 a dice game with a complicated arrangement of chances. 5 Golf an obstruction in playing a shot, e.g. a bunker, water, etc. 6 each of the winning openings in a real-tennis court.
v.tr. 1 venture on (hazard a guess). 2 run the risk of. 3 expose to hazard.
[ ME f. OF hasard f. Sp. azar f. Arab. az-zahr chance, luck ]