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English noun: hazard

1. hazard (state) a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune


SamplesDrinking alcohol is a health hazard.


Synonymsendangerment, jeopardy, peril, risk


Broader (hypernym)danger


Narrower (hyponym)health hazard, moral hazard, occupational hazard, sword of Damocles

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


SamplesBad luck caused his downfall.
We ran into each other by pure chance.


Synonymschance, fortune, luck


Broader (hypernym)phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)bad luck, even chance, mischance, mishap, toss-up, tossup

3. hazard (artifact) an obstacle on a golf course


Broader (hypernym)obstacle


Narrower (hyponym)bunker, sand trap, trap, water hazard


Part meronymgolf course, links course


English verb: hazard

1. hazard (communication) put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation


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


Synonymsguess, pretend, venture


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)speculate


Narrower (hyponym)anticipate, call, forebode, foretell, predict, prognosticate, promise, surmise, suspect

2. hazard (social) put at risk


SamplesI will stake my good reputation for this.


Synonymsadventure, jeopardize, stake, venture


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lay on the line, put on the line, risk

3. hazard (social) take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome


SamplesWhen you buy these stocks you are gambling.


Synonymsadventure, chance, gamble, risk, run a risk, take a chance, take chances


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)assay, attempt, essay, seek, try


Narrower (hyponym)go for broke, luck it, luck through









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