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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hazard  \Haz"ard\,  n.  (Golf) 
  Any  place  into  which  the  ball  may  not  be  safely  played,  such 
  as  bunkers,  furze,  water,  sand,  or  other  kind  of  bad  ground. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hazard  \Haz"ard\,  v.  i. 
  To  try  the  chance;  to  encounter  risk  or  danger.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hazard  \Haz"ard\,  n.  [F.  hazard,  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  with  dice.  --Chaucer. 
 
  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.  ``Your  latter  hazard.''  --Shak. 
 
  {Hazard  table},  a  a  table  on  which  hazard  is  played,  or  any 
  game  of  chance  for  stakes. 
 
  {To  ru?  the  hazard},  to  take  the  chance  or  risk. 
 
  Syn:  Danger;  risk;  chance.  See  {Danger}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hazard  \Haz"ard\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hazarded};  p.  pr  &  vb  ? 
  {Hazarding}.]  [Cf.  F.  hazarder.  See  Hazard,  n.] 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  To  venture;  risk;  jeopard;  peril;  endanger. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hazard 
  n  1:  a  source  of  danger;  "drinking  alcohol  is  a  health  hazard" 
  [syn:  {jeopardy},  {peril},  {risk}] 
  2:  an  unknown  and  unpredictable  phenomenon  that  causes  an  event 
  to  result  one  way  rather  than  another;  "bad  luck  caused 
  his  downfall";  "it  was  a  chance  meeting"  [syn:  {luck},  {fortune}, 
  {chance}] 
  3:  an  obstacle  on  a  golf  course 
  v  1:  out  forward,  of  a  guess  [syn:  {guess},  {venture}] 
  2:  put  at  risk;  "I  will  stake  my  good  reputation  for  this" 
  [syn:  {venture},  {adventure},  {stake},  {jeopardize}] 
  3:  take  a  risk  in  the  hope  of  a  favorable  outcome;  "When  you 
  buy  these  stocks  you  are  gambling"  [syn:  {gamble},  {chance}, 
  {risk},  {take  chances},  {adventure},  {run  a  risk},  {take 
  a  chance}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Hazard,  CA 
  Zip  code(s):  90063 
  Hazard,  KY  (city,  FIPS  35362) 
  Location:  37.25296  N,  83.19528  W 
  Population  (1990):  5416  (2277  housing  units) 
  Area:  16.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Hazard,  NE  (village,  FIPS  21765) 
  Location:  41.09115  N,  99.07806  W 
  Population  (1990):  78  (40  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  68844 




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