- The definition of a hazard is something that is dangerous or that could cause harm.
An example of a hazard is a broken railing along the edge of a cliff, or a wet slippery floor that you could fall on.
hazard definition by Webster's New World
- an early game of chance played with dice, from which craps is derived
- chance, or a chance occurrence
- risk; peril; danger; jeopardy
- Archaic something risked
- an obstacle on a golf course, such as a trap, bunker, or pond
- Court Tennis any of the three openings on the side () of the court in which service is received
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French hasard, game of dice, adventure ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Arabic az-zahr, for Egyptian colloquial Arabic al-zahr, dice
- to expose to danger; chance; risk
- to attempt or venture: to hazard a try
hazard definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A chance; an accident.
- A chance of being injured or harmed; danger: Space travel is full of hazards.
- A possible source of danger: a fire hazard.
- Games A dice game similar to craps.
- Sports An obstacle, such as a sand trap, found on a golf course.
- To expose to danger or harm. See Synonyms at endanger.
- To venture (something); dare: hazard a guess.
Origin: Middle English hasard, dice game, from Old French, possibly from Old Spanish azar, possibly from Arabic az-zahr, the gaming die : al-, the + zahr, gaming die.