(noun, verb)


1. a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

- drinking alcohol is a health hazard

Similar word(s): endangerment, jeopardy, peril, risk

Definition categories: state, danger

2. an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another

Similar word(s): chance, fortune, luck

Definition categories: phenomenon

3. an obstacle on a golf course

Definition categories: man–made, obstacle

Sentences with hazard as a noun:

- He encountered the enemy at the hazard of his reputation and life.

- The video game involves guiding a character on a skateboard past all kinds of hazards.


1. put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation

Similar word(s): guess, pretend, venture

Definition categories: communication, speculate

2. put at risk

Similar word(s): adventure, jeopardize, stake, venture

Definition categories: social, risk

3. take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

Similar word(s): adventure, chance, gamble, risk

Definition categories: social, assay, attempt, essay, seek, try

Sentences with hazard as a verb:

- I'll hazard a guess.