Meaning of HAZARD in English


Pronunciation: ' ha-z ə rd

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French hasard, from Old Spanish azar, from Arabic al-zahr the die

Date: 14th century

1 : a game of chance like craps played with two dice

2 : a source of danger

3 a : CHANCE , RISK b : a chance event : ACCIDENT

4 obsolete : STAKE 3A

5 : a golf-course obstacle

– at hazard : at stake

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.