Meaning of HAZARD in English

I. ˈha-zərd 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


a. : chance , risk

b. : a chance event : accident

4. obsolete : stake 3a

5. : a golf-course obstacle

- at hazard

II. transitive verb

Date: 1530

: venture , risk

hazard a guess as to the outcome

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.