Synonyms for hazard

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : haz-erd
Phonetic Transcription : ˈhæz ərd

Top 10 synonyms for hazard Other synonyms for the word hazard

Définition of hazard

Origin :
  • c.1300, from Old French hasard, hasart (12c.) "game of chance played with dice," possibly from Spanish azar "an unfortunate card or throw at dice," which is said to be from Arabic az-zahr (for al-zahr) "the die." But this is doubtful because of the absence of zahr in classical Arabic dictionaries. Klein suggests Arabic yasara "he played at dice;" Arabic -s- regularly becomes Spanish -z-. The -d was added in French in confusion with the native suffix -ard. Sense evolved in French to "chances in gambling," then "chances in life." In English, sense of "chance of loss or harm, risk" first recorded 1540s.
  • noun danger
  • noun luck, chance
  • verb take a chance; risk
Example sentences :
  • War was a game of hazard, in which the luck was always changing.
  • Extract from : « Stories from Thucydides » by H. L. Havell
  • Games of address are not to be put upon a footing with games of hazard.'
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • I'd suggest, at a hazard guess, some place in the interior of Pennsylvania.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune Hunter » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • I soon determined that the good which appeared on the other was not worth this hazard.
  • Extract from : « Joseph Andrews, Vol. 2 » by Henry Fielding
  • Well, nothing venture, nothing have; I will brave the hazard!
  • Extract from : « Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • No sign of the adventurers rewarded him, but it was now all chance, all hazard.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • By the hazard of fortune all the cash found its way to Casanova.
  • Extract from : « Casanova's Homecoming » by Arthur Schnitzler
  • She sets her life upon the cast, and she must stand the hazard of the die.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • His heart beat high with a feeling of the hazard of the ocean.
  • Extract from : « The Cruise of the Dry Dock » by T. S. Stribling
  • And again the wise men of the world refused to hazard a guess.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930 » by Various

Antonyms for hazard

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