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    hazard

    hazard - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hazard

    Definition
    (noun) a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    Synonyms : endangerment , jeopardy , peril , risk
    Example Sentence
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
    Definition
    (noun) an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    Synonyms : chance , fortune , luck
    Example Sentence
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance
    Definition
    (noun) an obstacle on a golf course Definition
    (verb) put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
    Synonyms : guess , pretend , venture
    Example Sentence
    • I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again
    • I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong
    Definition
    (verb) put at risk
    Synonyms : adventure , jeopardize , stake , venture
    Example Sentence
    • I will stake my good reputation for this
    Definition
    (verb) take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    Example Sentence
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling
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