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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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