[haz.ard] n [ME, fr. MF hasard, fr. Ar az-zahr the die] (14c) 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. obs: stake 3a
5: a golf-course obstacle -- at hazard : at stake
hazard vt (1530): venture, risk "~ a guess as to the outcome"