1. [ noun ] a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
Synonyms: risk jeopardy peril

"drinking alcohol is a health hazard"

Related terms: danger health_hazard occupational_hazard sword_of_damocles endanger risk gamble venture
2. [ noun ] an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
Synonyms: chance luck fortune

"bad luck caused his downfall" "we ran into each other by pure chance"

Related terms: phenomenon bad_luck toss-up guess
3. [ verb ] put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
Synonyms: guess venture pretend

"I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again" "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"

Related terms: speculate predict suspect luck guess guesser
4. [ verb ] take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
Synonyms: run_a_risk take_a_chance gamble risk adventure take_chances chance

"When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

Related terms: try luck_it go_for_broke adventure risk chance gambler
5. [ verb ] put at risk
Synonyms: jeopardize stake adventure venture

"I will stake my good reputation for this"

Related terms: risk speculation adventurer
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 7483
7. [ noun ] (golf) an obstacle on a golf course
Related terms: obstacle bunker water_hazard golf_course
Similar spelling:   Hazzard