hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment(noun)
a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
"drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
luck, fortune, chance, hazard(noun)
an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
"bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance"
an obstacle on a golf course
guess, venture, pretend, hazard(verb)
put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
"I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
pretend, guess, run a risk, imagine, infer, opine, adventure, gauge, dissemble, make believe, gamble, sham, chance, reckon, suppose, embark, venture, estimate, affect, think, jeopardize, stake, act, take chances, approximate, profess, judge, take a chance, risk, make, feign
venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize(verb)
put at risk
"I will stake my good reputation for this"
pretend, impale, guess, run a risk, chance, gamble, back, take chances, gage, endanger, threaten, peril, menace, imperil, embark, venture, jeopardise, jeopardize, stake, adventure, punt, take a chance, post, risk, bet on, game
gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance(verb)
take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
"When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Hazard is the incurring the possibility of loss or harm for the possibility of benefit; danger may have no compensating alternative. In hazard the possibilities of gain or loss are nearly balanced; in risk the possibility of loss is the chief thought; the foolhardy take great risks in mere wantonness; in chance and venture the hope of good predominates; we speak of a merchant's venture, but of an insurance company's risk; one may be driven by circumstances to run a risk; he freely seeks a venture; we speak of the chance of winning, the hazard or risk of losing. Accidents are incalculable; casualties may be to a certain extent anticipated; death and wounds are casualties of battle, certain to happen to some, but uncertain as to whom or how many. A contingency is simply an indeterminable future event, which may or may not be attended with danger or risk. See ACCIDENT; DANGER.
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How to use hazard in a sentence?
We have to find ways to resettle them as soon as possible without creating a new moral hazard, if migrants start thinking of Indonesia as a transit point or as having a higher chance of getting resettled, that would create another problem that we have to prevent.
Every airport has problems with bird strikes and wildlife on the airfield. It’s a big safety hazard, so a dog can be a real predator, it will keep birds, deer, coyotes, rabbits away from the airfield.
This means that some companies that shouldn't be bailed out will be, perpetuating the current moral hazard and leading to wasted capital.
Obviously, American Chelsea are not in the greatest position right now, losing Eden Hazard and having a transfer ban.
The frequency( of fires) is quite small compared to the number of batteries in use, but it still is a potential hazard.
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- nebezpečí, riziko, překážkaCzech
- Zufall, GefahrGerman
- τύχη, κίνδυνος, διακινδυνεύω, τολμώ, ρίσκο, εμπόδιοGreek
- peligrar, riesgo, peligro, arriesgarSpanish
- hasard, tenter, danger, hasarderFrench
- cunnartScottish Gaelic
- 危険, リスク, ハザードJapanese
- gevaar, toevalDutch
- niebezpieczeństwo, ryzykoPolish
- risco, azarPortuguese
- hazard, întâmplareRomanian
- случай, опасность, риск, помеха, шансRussian
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