Hazard

Definition of Hazard

Haz´ard   Pronunciation: hăz´ẽrd
n.1.A game of chance played with dice.
2.The uncertain result of throwing a die; hence, a fortuitous event; chance; accident; casualty.
I will stand the hazard of the die.
- Shak.
3.Risk; danger; peril; as, he encountered the enemy at the hazard of his reputation and life.
Men are led on from one stage of life to another in a condition of the utmost hazard.
- Rogers.
4.(Billiards) Holing a ball, whether the object ball (winning hazard) or the player's ball (losing hazard).
5.Anything that is hazarded or risked, as the stakes in gaming.
6.(Golf) Any place into which the ball may not be safely played, such as bunkers, furze, water, sand, or other kind of bad ground.
Hazard table
a table on which hazard is played, or any game of chance for stakes.
To run the hazard
to take the chance or risk.
to hazard
at risk; liable to suffer damage or loss.
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Hazarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Hazarding.]
1.To expose to the operation of chance; to put in danger of loss or injury; to venture; to risk.
Men hazard nothing by a course of evangelical obedience.
- John Clarke.
He hazards his neck to the halter.
- Fuller.
2.To venture to incur, or bring on.
I hazarded the loss of whom I loved.
- Shak.
They hazard to cut their feet.
- Landor.
v. i.1.To try the chance; to encounter risk or danger.

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