n. & v.
1. a danger or risk.
2 a source of this.
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.
1. venture on (hazard a guess).
2 run the risk of.
3 expose to hazard.
Etymology: ME f. OF hasard f. Sp. azar f. Arab. az-zahr chance, luck