- (historical) A game of chance played with dice, usually for monetary stakes; popular mainly from 14th c. to 19th c.
- Chance. [from 16th c.]
- The chance of suffering harm; danger, peril, risk of loss. [from 16th c.]
- 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.
- An obstacle or other feature which causes risk or danger; originally in sports, and now applied more generally. [from 19th c.]
- The video game involves guiding a character on a skateboard past all kinds of hazards.
- (in driving a vehicle) An obstacle or other feature that presents a risk or danger that justifies the driver in taking action to avoid it.
- (golf) A sand or water obstacle on a golf course.
- (billiards) The act of potting a ball, whether the object ball (winning hazard) or the player's ball (losing hazard).
- (obsolete) Anything that is hazarded or risked, such as a stake in gambling.
- (tennis) The side of the court into which the ball is served.
- (programming) A problem with the instruction pipeline in CPU microarchitectures when the next instruction cannot execute in the following clock cycle, potentially leading to incorrect results.
- (chance) fortune, luck; see also Thesaurus:luck
- (chance of suffering harm) adventure
- (anything hazarded or risked) bet, pledge, skin in the game, wager
- German: Hindernis
- French: hasard
- Russian: поме́ха
hazard (hazards, present participle hazarding; past and past participle hazarded)
- To expose to chance; to take a risk.
- Men hazard nothing by a course of evangelical obedience.
- He hazards his neck to the halter.
- To risk (something); to venture, to incur, or bring on.
- They hazard to cut their feet.
- I'll hazard a guess.
- A home rule city/county seat in Perry County, Kentucky.