The definition of a hazard is something that is dangerous or that could cause harm.(noun)
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.
See hazard in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr hasard, game of dice, adventure < ? Ar az-zahr, for Egypt colloq. Ar al-zahr, dice
See hazard in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English hasard, dice game
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , possibly from Old Spanish azar
Origin: , possibly from Arabic az-zahr, the gaming die
Origin: : al-, the
Origin: + zahr, gaming die.
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