Meaning of HAZARD in English

n. & v.


1. a danger or risk.

2 a source of this.

3 chance.

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

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.