Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hazard

3 senses of hazard

Sense 1
hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment -- (a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard")
       => danger -- (a cause of pain or injury or loss; "he feared the dangers of traveling by air")

Sense 2
luck, fortune, chance, hazard -- (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")
       => phenomenon -- (any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning)

Sense 3
hazard -- (an obstacle on a golf course)
       => obstacle -- (an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hazard

3 senses of hazard

Sense 1
guess, venture, pretend, hazard -- (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")
       => speculate -- (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")

Sense 2
venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize -- (put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this")
       => risk, put on the line, lay on the line -- (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")

Sense 3
gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance -- (take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling")
       => try, seek, attempt, essay, assay -- (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")

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