an unavoidable danger or risk, even though often foreseeable:The job was full of hazards.
something causing unavoidable danger, peril, risk, or difficulty:the many hazards of the big city.
the absence or lack of predictability; chance; uncertainty:There is an element of hazard in the execution of the most painstaking plans.
Sport[Golf.]a bunker, sand trap, or the like, constituting an obstacle.
the uncertainty of the result in throwing a die.
Gamesa game played with two dice, an earlier and more complicated form of craps.
Sport[Court Tennis.]any of the winning openings.
Games(in English billiards) a stroke by which the player pockets the object ball(winning hazard) or his or her own ball after contact with another ball (losing hazard).
Idiomsat hazard, at risk; at stake; subject to chance:His reputation was at hazard in his new ventures.
to offer (a statement, conjecture, etc.) with the possibility of facing criticism, disapproval, failure, or the like; venture:He hazarded a guess, with trepidation, as to her motives in writing the article.
to put to the risk of being lost; expose to risk:In making the investment, he hazarded all his savings.
to take or run the risk of (a misfortune, penalty, etc.):Thieves hazard arrest.
to venture upon (anything of doubtful issue):to hazard a dangerous encounter.