Meaning of HAZARD in English

HAZARD

I. noun

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a health risk/hazard/threat (= something that could damage your health )

The report looked at the health risks linked to eating excess sugar.

a safety hazard (= something which may be dangerous )

The firing range is poorly designed and poses a significant safety hazard.

an occupational hazard (= a risk that always exists in a particular job or activity )

Getting injured is an occupational hazard of the sport.

hazard a guess (= guess something, when you feel very uncertain )

No one at this stage is prepared to hazard a guess about the outcome of the elections.

hazard lights

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■ ADJECTIVE

environmental

An environmental hazard and an eyesore at a park off Swindon's Cricklade Road.

The need to protect the residents of the base from environmental hazards places severe demands on its design and construction.

The fact that they were creating a possible environmental hazard , didn't enter into it.

Initial fears that oil from the tanker would cause an environmental hazard proved unfounded.

The legislation stated that the plant posed serious environmental hazards and increased the risk of nuclear proliferation.

The survey will report on environmental hazards associated with exploration, such as the sea floor and faults.

One of the first environmental hazards to be studied was that of desertification.

natural

The collection of historical data on natural hazards is important since it is clear that their spatial pattern varies through time.

The further subdivision of natural hazards is self-explanatory as is that of individual technological hazards.

It is often seen in nature, but becomes much more obvious when natural hazards are removed in captive and human populations.

It's a demanding course with, some would say, more than its fair share of natural hazards .

Research on natural hazards has a long tradition in geography going back more than half a century.

Spatial analysis features particularly prominent on the research agenda relating to natural and technological hazards and geodemographics.

It may, of course, be easier to quantify risk for natural hazards because of historical records and statistical estimation of recurrence intervals.

Another natural hazard is radioactive material.

occupational

Therefore, hepatitis B represents a significant occupational hazard to all workers who have contact with blood or body fluids.

We all know that in contemporary science the greatest occupational hazard is simultaneous discovery.

This is an occupational hazard shared by sportswriters and opinion pollsters.

By the early seventies both were considered unremarkable occupational hazards of life in the gay fast lane.

Getting injured is an occupational hazard .

Loss of concentration, a complete lack of ability to focus, was the chief occupational hazard of the trading floor.

Such questions from the likes of nosy old hacks like me are an occupational hazard of the famous.

The data on occupational hazards and wage differentials, used by Thaler and Rosen, suffer from several problems: 1.

potential

A potential X-ray hazard could then exist.

Mines had been a potential hazard at or near the scene of fighting or port approaches since 1983.

But the potential hazards are not imaginary.

Each component was hot dip galvanized prior to being brought on site and welding was avoided to eliminate potential fire hazards .

Environmental hazards Potential hazards in the hospital environment are numerous.

You should report any potential danger or hazard to your manager.

real

Henry did realize, didn't he, that what he'd done had constituted a real health hazard ?

What are the real hazards from these smaller, much more numerous impactors?

The one real hazard here is the clock mounted on the north wall.

But clearly the real hazard lies with larger, rarer bodies.

Popular wisdom accepts impacts as a real hazard .

serious

Rush hour crowding was a serious hazard , and the station was 39 percent understaffed.

In general, both shock waves from airbursts and tsunami waves from ocean impacts may present serious hazards to populated areas.

The legislation stated that the plant posed serious environmental hazards and increased the risk of nuclear proliferation.

Overloading a socket outlet can easily start a fire, and all those trailing flexes pose a serious trip hazard .

Avoid foam filled sofas - they are a serious fire hazard and give off fatal fumes and petrochemical vapours when burning.

■ NOUN

fire

Mrs R. was a heavy smoker, and this was a fire hazard .

The build-up of ice on roofs is also creating leaks that threaten internal wiring and pose a fire hazard .

The road fizzled out at a gate plastered with fire hazard warnings, leading on to the moor itself.

She knew all about fire hazards .

Each component was hot dip galvanized prior to being brought on site and welding was avoided to eliminate potential fire hazards .

A little broom has been planted, but not much because it is a fire hazard .

The resulting rank heather is a severe fire hazard in areas attracting tourists.

The restaurant clogs quickly into a cosy fire hazard .

health

Eisenhower claimed in 1955 that the tests were not a health hazard .

The public is convinced tobacco smoking is a health hazard and must be reined in.

Living close to overhead electric power lines causes health hazards .

But throughout the country, lawyers are realizing that their jobs just might be health hazards .

Campaigners claim deposits of coal dust released into the atmosphere are a health hazard and a nuisance.

Excess body fat is a health hazard .

Rubbish, including gas bottles, was strewn across the land and the entire site was a health hazard .

A public health hazard , to be sure, but not exactly the stuff of a page-turner.

safety

The health and safety hazards associated with nuclear energy will have to be overcome.

Before tests can begin, the Food and Drug Administration must decide if the potatoes are likely to pose major safety hazards .

The Department of Transport claims that the cafes are a safety hazard .

He says that they need the cafes because they're cheap, but they're not a safety hazard .

■ VERB

constitute

Henry did realize, didn't he, that what he'd done had constituted a real health hazard ?

As far as he's aware, Freddie is quite harmless and doesn't constitute a health hazard .

Flying pests also constitute a health hazard .

pose

However, mats can themselves pose hazards , and it is as well if you are aware of these.

When operated in wide expanses of water, away from other people, jet skis pose no hazard .

The legislation stated that the plant posed serious environmental hazards and increased the risk of nuclear proliferation.

Overloading a socket outlet can easily start a fire, and all those trailing flexes pose a serious trip hazard .

They can pose a hazard to repair crews.

Before tests can begin, the Food and Drug Administration must decide if the potatoes are likely to pose major safety hazards .

present

Nuclear waste Disposal of intermediate level nuclear waste on land also presents a hazard .

In general, both shock waves from airbursts and tsunami waves from ocean impacts may present serious hazards to populated areas.

The natural decomposition process which occurs in landfills also produces large quantities of methane and thereby presents a significant explosion hazard .

But the others would present a continuing hazard to Earth for thousands of years to come.

reduce

Nick Kollerstrom's book will not help in the campaign to recognise and reduce the hazard from lead in our environment.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a study into the potential hazards of playing computer games for long periods of time

Despite the hazards of working 50 storeys above the ground, my grandfather loved his job.

Flashing signs on the motorway warn drivers of hazards ahead.

For international traders, changes in the exchange rate are an unavoidable hazard .

Ice on the road is a major hazard at this time of the year.

Malaria is a common hazard of life in the region.

Serious lung disease seems to be an occupational hazard of working in mines.

Steep stairs can present a particular hazard to older people.

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Automakers say that in their zeal to promote airbags, regulators turned a blind eye to evidence of hazards.

Many represent a hazard to neonatal life.

Other approaches include limiting vehicle horsepower, placing warning signs to mark hazards and enforcing speed limits.

Popular wisdom accepts impacts as a real hazard .

The estimated hazard may increase with duration for some individuals and not for others in the sample, depending on their data.

This presented a hazard that she hadn't experienced before - traffic.

We all know that in contemporary science the greatest occupational hazard is simultaneous discovery.

II. verb

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■ NOUN

guess

Not being a builder, nor an architect, I can only hazard a guess .

It would be foolish even to hazard a guess .

The glitter in his hooded eyes made it impossible for her to hazard even the wildest guess at what he was thinking.

We hazard a guess that they're lurking in a shoebox or, worse still, the ubiquitous carrier bag!

What on earth the referee had done to incur such mindless, moronic abuse, one can only hazard a guess .

I hazard a guess that there are not only pure stallions on the moor; fate and carelessness always complicates herd life.

What the connection is we can only hazard a guess at but it confirms all our worst suspicions about anything-core outfits once and for all.

It was hard to say, even hazard a guess .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A few thought a steamer might hazard the crossing.

It would be foolish even to hazard a guess.

No wonder no-one at Siemens Nixdorf wants to hazard when the company might return to profit.

Not being a builder, nor an architect, I can only hazard a guess.

Now that the end at last seemed in sight, he thought he might hazard a look.

The glitter in his hooded eyes made it impossible for her to hazard even the wildest guess at what he was thinking.

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