Haz"ard (haz"ərd), n. [F. hasard, Sp. azar an unforeseen disaster or accident, an unfortunate card or throw at dice, prob. fr. Ar. zahr, zAr, a die, which, with the article al the, would give azzahr, azzAr.]

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 table on which hazard is played, or any game of chance for stakes. --
To run the hazard, to take the chance or risk.

Syn. -- Danger; risk; chance. See Danger.

 

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Haz"ard, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hazarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Hazarding.] [Cf. F. hasarder. 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.

 

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Haz"ard (haz"ərd), v. i.

To try the chance; to encounter risk or danger. Shak.

 

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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.

 

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