I. 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 3. a. chance, risk b. a chance event ; accident 4. obsolete stake 3a 5. a golf-course obstacle II. transitive verb Date: 1530 venture, risk <
hazard a guess as to the outcome

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  • Hazard — (altfranzösisch hasart „Würfelspiel“ von arabisch az zahr „Spielwürfel“) ist: ein Glücksspiel, siehe Hazard (Würfelspiel) ein Hazard / Hasardspiel, eine vom Würfelspiel abgeleitete Bezeichnung für ein Glücksspiel, siehe Glücksspiel ein Spiel bzw …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hazard — haz‧ard [ˈhæzəd ǁ ərd] noun [countable] something that may be dangerous, cause problems, accidents etc: • There may be other workplaces with similar fire hazards. • We want to take waste away from places where it poses a health hazard. • The… …   Financial and business terms

  • hazard — HAZÁRD, hazarduri, s.n. Împrejurare sau concurs de împrejurări (favorabile sau nefavorabile) a căror cauză rămâne în general necunoscută; p. ext. întâmplare neprevăzută, neaşteptată. ♦ Soartă, destin. ♢ Joc de hazard = joc de noroc. – Din fr.… …   Dicționar Român

  • hazard — haz·ard / ha zərd/ n: a condition that tends to create or increase the possibility of loss used esp. in insurance law Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. hazard …   Law dictionary

  • Hazard — Haz ard (h[a^]z [ e]rd), n. [F. hasard, Sp. azar an unforeseen disaster or accident, an unfortunate card or throw at dice, prob. fr. Ar. zahr, z[=a]r, a die, which, with the article al the, would give azzahr, azz[=a]r.] 1. A game of chance played …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hazard — Hazard, NE U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 66 Housing Units (2000): 39 Land area (2000): 0.253208 sq. miles (0.655805 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.253208 sq. miles (0.655805 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Hazard — Haz ard, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hazarded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hazarding}.] [Cf. F. hasarder. See {Hazard}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To expose to the operation of chance; to put in danger of loss or injury; to venture; to risk. [1913 Webster] Men hazard… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hazard — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. hazardrdzie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} niebezpieczne przedsięwzięcie, którego wynik jest wątpliwy i zależny wyłącznie od przypadku, ślepego losu; ryzyko : {{/stl… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • hazard — [n1] danger double trouble*, dynamite, endangerment, hot potato*, imperilment, jeopardy, peril, risk, risky business*, thin ice*, threat; concept 675 Ant. protection, safeguard, safety hazard [n2] luck, chance accident, adventure, coincidence,… …   New thesaurus

  • hazard — [haz′ərd] n. [ME < OFr hasard, game of dice, adventure < ? Ar az zahr, for Egypt colloq. Ar al zahr, dice] 1. an early game of chance played with dice, from which craps is derived 2. chance, or a chance occurrence 3. a) risk; peril; danger; …   English World dictionary

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