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Definition 1: an obstacle on a golf course - [noun denoting artifact]

(hazard is a kind of ...) an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)

(... is a kind of hazard ) a hazard on a golf course

(... is a kind of hazard ) hazard provided by ponds of water that the golfer must avoid

(... is part of hazard) course consisting of a large landscaped area for playing golf

Definition 2: an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where hazard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bad luck caused his downfall
  • we ran into each other by pure chance

Synonyms for hazard in the sense of this definition

(hazard is a kind of ...) any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning

(... is a kind of hazard ) an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate

"if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all"

(... is a kind of hazard ) an unpredictable phenomenon

"it's a toss-up whether he will win or lose"

Definition 3: a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune - [noun denoting state]

Samples where hazard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • drinking alcohol is a health hazard

Synonyms for hazard in the sense of this definition

(hazard is a kind of ...) a cause of pain or injury or loss

"he feared the dangers of traveling by air"

(... is a kind of hazard ) hazard to the health of those exposed to it

(... is a kind of hazard ) (economics) the lack of any incentive to guard against a risk when you are protected against it (as by insurance)

"insurance companies are exposed to a moral hazard if the insured party is not honest"

(... is a kind of hazard ) any condition of a job that can result in illness or injury

(... is a kind of hazard ) a constant and imminent peril

"the possibility hangs over their heads like the sword of Damocles"

Definition 4: put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation - [verb of communication]

Samples where hazard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for hazard in the sense of this definition

(hazard is a kind of ...) talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion

"We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal"

(... is a kind of hazard ) make a prediction about; tell in advance

"Call the outcome of an election"

(... is a kind of hazard ) imagine to be the case or true or probable

"I suspect he is a fugitive" "I surmised that the butler did it"

Samples where hazard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

Synonyms for hazard in the sense of this definition

(hazard is a kind of ...) make an effort or attempt

"He tried to shake off his fears" "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps" "The police attempted to stop the thief" "He sought to improve himself" "She always seeks to do good in the world"

(... is a kind of hazard ) risk everything in one big effort

"the cyclist went for broke at the end of the race"

(... is a kind of hazard ) act by relying on one's luck

Samples where hazard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I will stake my good reputation for this

Synonyms for hazard in the sense of this definition

(hazard is a kind of ...) expose to a chance of loss or damage

"We risked losing a lot of money in this venture" "Why risk your life?" "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong"

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